On the eve of Charlton's clash with Crystal Palace, owner Simon Jordan has reiterated his desire to find a buyer for the Croydon club. He said with some regret that he had hoped for great success during his nine years as chairman. 'Maybe I've come up short in what I achieved and football is not a place for me any more.'
Now here's a thought. Two clubs in South London up for sale, one in trouble on the pitch but with a good stadium. South London has punched below its weight relative to North London for a long time - although, of course, the richest parts of the city are to the north of the river.
A wealthy entrepreneur sees the potential, buys out both clubs, and the old project of a South London club comes to fruition! Light blue touch paper and retire!