Sunday, 18 February 2018

Price was not right

Scotland supremo Alex McLeish has told the Evening Times in Glasgow that an effort to buy Charlton came to an end because Roland wanted too much for the club. An investment company was also involved. Presumably this leaves just the Australians in the frame.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Service still suspended

Unfortunately I am back in hospital again. At least I can think about whether I prefer a kilt or a cork hat. The kilt does not need a pile of debt.But with McLeish having accepted the Scotland job, fresh doubts have arisen. However, his role seems to have been that of an advisor on the football side.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Tykes take a look at Robinson

Barnsley have Karl Robinson on their short list to replace Paul Heckingbottom as manager. Garry Monk is favourite, but Robinson is reckoned to have done a 'solid' job at Charlton.

Whether new owners would be happy to see Robinson see out the season or would want to bring in their own man right away remains to be seen.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Done deal?

After over a fortnight in hospital, I was allowed to go home today. The NHS was marvellous throughout, thankfully averting a 30 per cent fatality rate.

What better news to greet me than growing reports that the sale of the club has been agreed. It looks like the Australians with a price tag of £45 million which represents a good deal for Roland.

With the SWAT team in charge of me for six weeks, there will be no early return to The Valley for me, but it looks like I have something to look forward to.