So I've watched the goals from Prenton Park several times this morning. Lloyd Sam's towering first header was an excellent finish, one that Andy Gray would have been proud of as he opened his account for Barnsley on Saturday with an equally powerful header. Jose Semedo's strike showed that he too is playing with renewed confidence and he used his strength on the ball brilliantly well to keep three jostling players off him before rifling past Daniels to make the game safe. Lloyd Sam's second looked more like a "header" you expect to see from a winger. He went up at the far post with a defender and turned in the air, so the ball went in off his back. That left Bailey's 40 yard cross that no-one could get a touch on and the bounce deceived Daniels as it looped over him and into the top corner. It was a goal that you only seem to get when it's all going your way.
Addicks fans will be holding their collective breath today and tomorrow as the transfer window counts down. Despite our financial predicament, I can't believe the Board would mess our perfect start up by disrupting the team and selling anyone. It doesn't look like there is time for a late takeover and sudden splurge of cash, so we have to think that it looks less likely to happen now. There will be the view that those eyeing the club are not so concerned about the timing of their rescue or the need to strengthen the squad in light of our start. However, if the wrangle is the price (with one or two Directors holding out - Mr Chapple?), Charlton's form is working in the Board's favour. Perhaps the Posse will have to sit tight and hope the Board get starved out.
Elsewhere there is news that Robin Michael Lawrence will publish his autobiography on 28th September. We can expect to feature large in a third of it if he allots his time proportionately although events of twenty-plus years ago might be shortened in favour of more recently memorable appointments. I shall be buying an early copy irrespective as Lennie was the man who broke the near thirty year wait for top-flight football although we were all cheated by the fact that it wasn't at the Valley.
As I finish this, the sun is out and I am feeling more inclined to "do something." It might help take my mind off the transfer window.