...........to Jonjo Shelvey, and thank you for doing the honourable thing by signing a two and a half year deal. Not that I am expecting him to see it out. Indeed, I believe he will go in the summer, and make that a definite if we are relegated. I would expect a clause in his contract to that effect, and who can blame him.
What he has done, however, is ensure that when he does go, Charlton stand a sporting chance of obtaining a decent transfer fee for him. I suspect Jonjo Shelvey will be sold to help us a) survive, and / or b) get us back into the Championship. Even if we do stay up, there is no guarantee that he will stay, as the lure of filthy Prem money will prove too much to resist for a club with no parachute payment to fall back on, and dwindling saleable assets on the playing side.