Saturday, June 06, 2009

Transfer Musings

While cricket has begun to take a stranglehold on the sporting summer, football is still very much in the mind - especially, it seems, within the Addicks' hierarchy.

Matt Holland, Jon Fortune, Darren Randolph and - most surprisingly - Zheng Zhi have been offered contract extensions and while I would not expect the talented Chinaman to stay, there is at least an element of hope.

In contrast, Therry Racon has been linked with Plymouth. His loss would be a bitter blow as he has the potential to rule the roost in League One.

Definitely swanning out of the exit door are Nicky Weaver, Svetoslav Todorov, Darren Ambrose - to Palace I believe - Rashid Yussuf, Harry Arter and Aswad Thomas with Josh Wright also looking likely to depart. There is talent in that list - the frustrating Ambrose in particular - but none of those names have prospered while in Charlton red and tears will not be shed.

In terms of fresh faces, the Wade Small story has subsided and Peter Clarke will soon be an Addick - or at Huddersfield - depending on which media outlet you believe. Parky has also confirmed his interest in MK Dons' out-of-contract centre-back Miguel Angel Llera. The wheels look to have been set in motion.

I just hope the same can be said about the projected takeover and, ultimately, a League One promotion campaign.