Monday, 9 July 2012

A British tennis champion at last!

Great to see Jonny Marray and Freddie Nielsen win the Men's Doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday. Amazing considering they were wildcard entries and had barely played together before. Andy Murray gave it a good go yesterday too and can hold his head high after moving a step closer to a Grand Slam. He's not the best player in the world and he queues up behind three men who are currently better but he will come again and I am sure his time will time.

Word on the grapevine is that right-sider Lawrie Wilson could be the Addicks first Summer signing. I was very impressed with Wilson last season although my immediate concern would be that he is being signed so we can cash in on Chris Solly. Wilson is too good to play second fiddle.

Wilson is an ex-Charlton youth player and at 25 has time yet to develop into a top-class player. I was informed by a Stevenage-supporting mate at the match last season that Wilson's claim to fame is that Ellen Rives (never the subject of a "would ya") left the limelight of Frank Lampard to share his company. Needless to say, he's married to someone else now...

I shouldn't finish without mention of the Supporters Trust meeting at the Beehive in New Eltham tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. This is a second go at breathing life into a ST, something that is most often born out of necessity. The latest gossip re "financial worries" will no doubt have greased the wheels here. In the nicest possible way, I hope it dies a death in the next few weeks, but I suspect we will form one at some point in time in order to try to protect our own interests and with hindsight, you would always have wished you had done it earlier so it was mature, organised and, hopefully, flourishing. It's a "yes" from me.


Anonymous said...

New kid from The Mackems called Jordan Cook just signed. Let's hope Lawrie Wilson and Sone Aluko are the next two signings announced in the next 24 hours. Cook seems more like one for the future than what he can do at this moment in time.

Anonymous said...

Rangers this evening just put the brakes on the possibility of Aluko signing by trying to stop their players going off to other clubs. Lawrie Wilson is a good signing but hope it isn't goodbye to Chris Solly. Still, Wilson is versatile and both today's signings suggest that Chrissie Powell is going for versatility this close season.