Given Alan Pardew's thinly disguised irritation with Charlton's necessary transfer dealings of the outbound variety, it can come as no surprise that Richard Murray has sought to balance things out a bit by pointing out some financial facts, well £15m of them to be exact. Understandable though this reaction is, it does fuel the speculation around the relationship between board and manager. I don't think it does either of them, or Charlton, any favours by conducting this dialogue through the media. Best to do it round the table lads, or at least be silent in public about it.
On a related point, I see that Younis Kaboul has joined Portsmouth from Tottenham today, so any chance of Martin Crainie now 'Arry, - pretty please? PS - thanks for recommending Amady Faye to Tony Pulis as well.