When I went to the theatre in London (England, not Onatrio) last week a free copy of the Evening Standard was given to me as I entered Piccadilly Circus tube. Although the Standard has been boosted by the imminent demise of The London Paper its hold on the affections of Londoners is clearly far from secure.
Given that the paper's previews of Charlton games are so much appreciated, I am fortunate to have obtained an advance copy of this week's offering:
It's been a Happy Valley this week as Phil Parkinson's boys came through the transfer window without losing any of their few talents and managing to add on a crock, a non-league nonentity from North Wales and a player whose enthusiasm for the Charlton cause suggests a strange view of reality. Word is that the petty cash at The Valley is so low that they may have to borrow match balls from the club shop. The Addicks have fared well so far against basement clubs, but fording the Brent will be a tougher test.
The Sub-Standard says: PHIL'S BOYS GET CAMERA SHY