The peaks and troughs of being a Charlton Athletic fan.
For the umpteenth time we were dragged from a glimpse of a clear blue sky atop a mountain to a muddy and uncertain ditch. All within 24 hours.
It’s hard to keep up with all the shenanigans of the ciphers trying to make a few bob for themselves, but in football parlance we celebrated a goal yesterday before the VAR had been checked, checked again and then triple checked.
Yesterday remotely at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre Panorama had been shown for the empty shirt it really is and Marian Mihail did not cover himself in glory, but barrister Lauren Kreamer masterfully presented the case for Judge Pearce to rule against Paul Elliott’s injunction plans.
But in hindsight it would have been better if we kept our goal celebrations to ourselves including the press, Marian Mihail and in fact lifelong Addick Lauren Kreamer, which is not to take away from the superb job she did yesterday.
At the end of the day it is a week’s delay. Yes it does take us within a couple of days of the opening league game and continues to eat into the transfer window, but Paul Elliott’s shell company’s Lex Dominus’ barrister would always have managed to seek an appeal. You can appeal for pretty much anything in court these days.
Delaying tactics for sure, and another attempt at derailing our football club and Thomas Sandgaard’s takeover bid. Nevertheless it is highly unlikely that Elliott will win the appeal against Judge Pearce’s decision yesterday.
Pearce’s decision to refuse Lex Dominus’s original application for an interim injunction stands, and Panorama has been awarded it’s costs, to be paid by Elliott.
This whole book of doom continues though, and it seems Sandgaard will return home without closing the deal. We are right to be skeptical, blimey it’s our middle name, but good should prevail and hopefully so will Thomas Sandgaard.