The management at charlton don’t really seem to understand the meaning of the word ‘ undisclosed’ – maybe the word has no direct translation in Walloon. it doesn’t really work if one party to the transfer disclose it , that way it becomes disclosed rather than undisclosed . According to the entire city of Liverpool and every informed and respectable journalist , apparently they paid £3.5m for a bloke who is quite frankly going to be the best defender in England since Rio Ferdinand , John Terry and Des Walker .
When I read Katriens words on the cafc website , I am also struck by what a load of nonsense it is – frankly joe might well be a lovely boy who buys his mother flowers at the weekend and we all love him – but as a charlton fan – or chief executive- I’m not joes mate and all I care about is what does it mean for our club , how will it affect our team , what does it mean for our finances , how will it help finance player recruitment.
when people leave my business , I might briefly comment on how great they are but mostly I concentrate on how great everything else will be in the future and how the new people will be so much better.
Even though the fee is derisory and a fraction of his worth , I don’t think the wailing and gnashing of teeth is sensible yet until we see who comes in over the next few weeks . Admittedly , the new owners have made lots of awful player recruitment decisions , pub player lepoint being the latest , but they’ve also made some decent acquisitions too and it wouldn’t take a lot more luck and decent player acquisition to move us up to play off contenders .
keep the faith – and make sure you disclose that to your mates.