Spanner Rod Liddle makes a living as a controversial columnist - that is, he says things that are outrageous and provocative to gain attention and get a reaction.
His suggestion in this morning's Sunday Times that Portsmouth and Southampton should merge to form Solent United playing at St.Mary's is clearly a wind up. Joe the Saint contacted me to say that he had fallen about laughing.
The charming Liddle can not, however, resist getting in a dig at Charlton, a familiar theme in his columns. He claims that we are 'strapped for cash almost to the point of annihilation.' Given that we (or our holding company) have not gone into administration and that we have put together some working capital, this seems a bit rich.
Of course, it may be that Millwall will go up as we go down. If that does happen, it will be interesting to see if crowds at the New Den compare with crowds at Charlton during our Championship period.