It’s all gone quiet over there
After Rich Cawley announced on Wednesday that Ben Garner was done and compensation agreed with Swindon there was pretty much a universal sigh of ‘who?’
Now two days later and nothing has been announced Addicks’ fans are now asking ‘what is going on?’
They are right to ask. Rich Cawley rarely gets his information wrong and doesn’t deal in tittle-tattle, so this information must have come from Swindon, and not Thomas Sandgaard.
The Evening Standard also ran with the story although couched it that we were close to agreeing terms.
I wonder if the announcement is being delayed until Sandgaard flies in from Denver, assuming he is not in the UK at present. Or maybe there is something more sinister?
Is there an issue with Garner’s salary, or a deeper one on recruitment and control?
It’s just all a bit odd, and perhaps Sandgaard is continuing to take interviews or he has returned to a man that already has said no, such as Michael Beale, who is now talking to QPR.
Assuming nothing will be announced over the weekend as we approach 4 weeks without a manager and over a month since the season ended.
Today Conor Washington signed a 2-year deal with Rotherham. Good luck to him playing in a higher division next season. Let’s hope we are able to sign a better replacement than the popular Irishman.