Does anyone know what’s really going on ?
On the football side, we appear to have the latest fresh faced managerial victim and Ben Garner lookalike in Dean Holden , i.e young, relatively well regarded and Andy Scott as Director of Football who has done reasonable job at Brentford, Watford and Notts Forest- so nothing inspiring but probably progress given the state we are in.
On the business side we have Jim Rodwell as COO who whilst sporting a very natty barnet appears to have had a pretty chequered career with a variety of short stay appointments, mostly unsuccessful and hated by the fans at Scunthorpe, Boston, Notts County, Peterborough and Sunderland.
Finally, we have a guy called Ed Warrick, who has been appointed CFO even though he has no accounting qualifications and has no experience as a Finance Director ( unless his Linkedin page is wrong) . Ed is a one man business called Applegate Partners, see https://applegarthpartners.com/. So he is effectively a consultant who advises property investors.To cap it all he looks about 12 years old.
Finally, Ed has set up a company with Charlie Methven ( idiot star of Sunderland till I die laughing) called SE7 Partners. This is the same Charlie who Sandgaard has never met but who has been coming to matches recently and suddenly became a Charlton fan having abandoned his lifelong love for Oxford United and more recent love Sunderland.
So who knows what is going on ? Sandgaard has obviously accepted some investment from Methven and whoever is backing him. Methven isnt really wealthy so its somoene else’s money.
If I am a pessimist, I would say that they are all in it to profit from some kind of property deal involving the sale of The Valley, which would mean some kind of agreement has been struck with Duchatelet.
If I’m an optimist, I would say Sandgaard has accepted a limited investment from Methven in order to stay home in Colorado forever now and Methven’s team, ie Rodwell and Warrick’s job is to flip the football club to new owners and make a profit on the deal for all of them.
Only time will tell and in the meantime, despite Peter Varney’s call for a passionate non protesting night tomorrow, if I was Thomas I’d stay in my hotel.