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More lies and BS. But, what now?

I was considering what my final thoughts were on the January transfer window following on from the speedy but worthy comments from Albury and Drinking.

It is noticeable that every player we released went to clubs below us, O’Connell to Wrexham being the oddity. They were replaced by players that have played at a higher level, ignoring whether they are anywhere near fit to play.

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Gavin Kilkenny

The first signing of transfer deadline day, was the loan signing of Irish midfielder Gavin Kilkenny from Bournemouth.

The 22-year old was on loan at Stoke City the first part of this season, and is where Dean Holden knows him. Kilkenny only played in three games and the last time was in August.

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DJ & Lavelle moved on. No replacement

Thomas Sandgaard completed his cost cutting on the chime of 11pm tonight as both Diallang Jaiyesimi and Sam Lavelle were sent on loan to AFC Wimbledon and Burton respectively.

Incredibly DJ was still allowed to move out even though Wigan winger Gwion Edwards’ move to SE7 collapsed, supposedly due to a medical issue.

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O’Connell sold to Wrexham

What is that about. Signed in the summer on a long term contract that was championed as laying down a mark for the future, 22 apperances later we flog him to Wrexham because they wave a wad of money in our faces

O’Connell was decent enough for this level, we were relying on him prior to his injury, and now he is gone.

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What will tomorrow bring?

I write this before going to bed in Colorado, and 7 hours behind the UK. Transfer windows, particularly January ones have not been kind to us, and I still have nightmares about ‘super duper’ phones and fake wealthy sheiks bearing big budgets.

At the beginning of this transfer window we were given a whole new management team promising a busy window and one that will have us much stronger by the end of it, possibly enabling us to make a run for the play-off’s.

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Stockley signs for Fleetwood

Another out today as Jayden Stockley moves to Fleetwood Town in a permanent fee for an undisclosed fee. A quick tap at the calculator tells me that the club are currently sitting comfortably in the black thus far this transfer window.

Whilst that is clear, where that money is going is not.

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Mile high

I woke up this morning in Denver, Colorado.. as you do.

Flew here yesterday afternoon via New York, and arrived at the hotel at 2am. It was quite the hike. Snow lightly fell as we checked in and the photo is from my hotel room window just now.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Bolton Wanderers 2

Where we got away with it at home to Barnsley a fortnight ago, we didn’t today against another good side who showed us the quality you need for a better than average chance of getting out of this league.

It was an entertaining watch, and we showed far more competitive spirit than we did prior to the departure of Garner, but Bolton were worthy winners even though it was another defensive cock-up that gave them the three points.

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McGrandles moves out on loan

Midfielder Conor McGrandles has joined Cambridge United on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year old moved to The Valley in the summer and has started just 2 league games due to a couple of freakish injuries and then when he has had the opportunity, he hasn’t in all honesty impressed.

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My Top Five 2022 Favourite Hotels

🔝5️⃣ In 2023 I stayed in the same amount of hotels than I did the year previous which was 19, although that year most of those came in the second part of the year.

Still, five was hard to narrow down last year, but led by our summer holiday location in Puerto Rico I have below selected My Top Five 2022 Favourite Hotels 🏨

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Darragh MacAnthony

Like him, loathe him, respect him, the Posh chairman made a swift and decisive response to today’s very late postponement.

MacAnthony tweeted that he and his joint owner Jason Neale will personally pay for coaches to take all away fans with tickets to the re-arranged game. Those that cannot make the game will get a full refund plus a ticket to the next time the teams meet at London Road.

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A left back signs

Matt Penney, a left-footed left back, has signed on loan from Ipswich Town until the end of the season.

Stories were emanating that a new signing was due to be involved at Peterborough this afternoon, and the club later announced that 24-year old Penney had dropped.…

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What a joke

Today’s game at Peterborough has been called off just over an hour before kick-off with almost a couple of thousand Charlton fans almost certainly already in the town or close by.

Those Addicks travelled in the knowledge that the home side were positive the game would go ahead that there was no need to inspect the pitch last night or early this morning. Posh waited until the arrival of the match officials to make the first and only inspection at 1.30pm, and after a serious of conversations the decision was made to the call the game off due to a frozen pitch with the clock ticking around to 2pm.

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Todd Kane out ‘for a number of weeks’

The injury curse of new signings strikes again.

Todd Kane, who showed promise in the first half on Saturday even though he was switched to left back just before kick off is now sidelined for a ‘number of weeks’ with a hamstring injury.

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Arty Eastbourne

I’m on my way home to Bermuda after almost a week back at, er, home in the UK seeing family, mates and those Addicks.

I have been in Eastbourne most of the trip, my parents live just outside the town, and although it has been bloody freezing, Eastbourne did live up to it’s billing of the Sunshine Coast.

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