It seems that not everyone at the club is today involved in the transfer scramble, and that person does seem to have a sense of humour. Along with others, I’ve just received an email entitled ‘Charlton Athletic Pitch Hire – Swap the Park for the Pitch’. It includes prices for selected dates/times in April and May. Is there any need to expand/spell out the obvious?
We wait to see what the world looks like when the window closes tonight and to assess all the ins and outs on a net basis. But there’s nothing wrong with comments in the interim, just on the grounds of whether a move makes us stronger or weaker. Disposing of Alnwick? Obviously from a financial perspective, having shifted Thuram-Ulien’s wages from Standard Liege to us, it makes sense. Presumably if Hamer had been fit and an offer came in, he might have left instead. From a footballing perspective (ie does it make us stronger or weaker) of course only time will tell. But exchanging a guy who Sir Chris brought in in September and who has performed admirably since getting his chance, for a keeper who – while of course I hope he goes on to be a star for us – has to be short of match-practise and is unused to the environment, is at best an unwanted gamble given our predicament.