About Me

Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
An acquired refugee from the days of exile at Selhurst Park, my first game being a dreary 1-1 draw with Millwall. I followed the team back to The Valley, and have now been with them for over twenty years. You will find me in the Rose of Denmark or in the Lower West. Follow me on Twitter @DeepestDarkest1

Monday, 23 March 2009


And so it was Preston on Saturday. The quality, with the notable exception of Zheng Zhi, was poor from both teams, and the result was entirely fair. Even the physically ludicrous contest of Matt "Captain Cleanshorts" Holland against Jon "The Beast" Parkin failed to produce anything close to anxiety for me, as I watched Charlton's season continue to die like embers in the fire.

As Mark Kinsella has been reported as saying, we may as well enjoy Zheng Zhi while we still have him. He is one of the last remaining reminders of our Premiership past, and his quality was certainly a cut above anybody else on the pitch last Saturday. A bright spark in a near dead fire. I can't even take consolation in another talent that could potentially ignite a fire for Charlton in the third division, Jonjo Shelvey. He too, will be gone come season end, albeit for, hopefully, a sensible transfer fee.


  1. This is Charlton. We never sell for a sensible transfer fee.

  2. Welllets hope that we sell for a non sensible price like Darren bent (even after discount) and that other youth player Lee Bowyer. We sold them both for silly prices.