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Actions speak louder than words

Remember that little ditty.

With news that Peter Storrie will continue to work well into his retirement, the club’s season ticket prices for next season were announced today.

At least judging by the recent fans forum notes Storrie looks to have least brought a bit of steadiness and sensibility to the rolling ship that is HMS Addicks.

The season ticket prices feel quite fair and affordable in today’s environment. These are phase one prices available until May 12th. The club have streamlined the zones to just two, and at £285 in the Lower Covered End and £125 for U18’s and £30 for U11’s they still look good value for families, ignoring what can happen on the pitch.

In saying that £625 for middle of the Alan Curbishley Stand and the West Stand when you can cross the aisle and pay £200 quid less looks poor forethought. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what is going to happen there.

In Storrie and Holden’s letters to supporters they both claim that “actions speak louder than words,” and although a rebuild is more of a necessity than a goal again this summer, it is a deep thinking strategy and a plan that I will be looking for and not just hole-plugging with whichever futile player is available.

The exit of Thomas Sandgaard would also go someway to achieve 2023/24 buy-in.

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  1. Shadow Play #

    There’s been some work done already in extending contracts for several players – notably George Dobson , AMB, CBT and a couple of others and they’ve let Charles Clayden sign for Wealdstone, I assume other Academy players who haven’t quite made it will follow him out the door like Charlie Barker. We have Lucas Ness, Miles Leaburn and a couple of other young players coming through from the Academy side.

    So it looks to me that some work has been done. We have a few players out on loan to factor in. But we’ll lose Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, I doubt Palace will want him playing League One football next season.

    From here we need a goal scorer, a right-sided winger to replace Jes – but Diallang Jaiyesimi could return. Then there’s left and right backs to consider, although we have Mandela Egbo at RB to return from injury and we need a centre-back, although maybe Michael Hector might sign? He still looks a tad unfit but he’s been improving game on game.

    Unlike in recent seasons I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t that much work to Dean Holden’s preferred starting XI – other than at left-back and up-front and that many of the signings will be about getting the squad right.

    Maybe Todd Kane will get a couple of games to see if he’s worth signing?

    April 1, 2023

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