One thing that is certain in life its that there is always someone richer than you, however flush you might feel and that is always true in football ownership. Most seasons , as a Charlton fan, it’s virtually every other team owner than ours, although the one time we got a fabulously wealthy owner with Roland Duchatelet he turned out to be a miserable miser who celebrated his 70th birthday in the front window table at Nando’s.
This season, it is evident that Ipswich are the big spenders on transfers and although there are no guarantees in football, they also have a good manager and it would be a surprise if they don’t waltz through to promotion.
Worryingly, Wigan and MK Dons appear to be assembling good teams with extravagant recruitment. Other teams like Pompey, Sunderland, the Massives and ourselves appear to be stuck in the slow lane on recruitment.
It is a bit difficult to really understand what is happening but whatever business we are still hoping to do is going to be very late indeed. Sparrows Lane and The Valley have become the Marie Celeste for rumours.
Some reassurance that we are going to add more quality players to give it a go this season would be very welcome. I know that we all owe Thomas a big debt of gratitude for saving us from extinction but the thought of a mid table or worse finish in the 3rd division is certainly not my idea of fun.
Unfortunately for football club owners the other perpetual truth is that football fans have very short memories and very little patience for failure.