The view both from Sky Sports and a Walsall fan forum is that the Addicks may beat the Saddlers in the race to secure the signature of defender Gary Doherty: Doherty
The 30-year old was originally with Spurs but after a long career with the Canaries was let go on a free by the promoted club at the end of last season. One source commented, 'It's a clash of the titans, but Charlton may just have the edge. They can probably afford his wages and he can do a job for them in defence in League 1.'
Drinking During The Game has an interesting post on this player and clearly rates him, although it raise some interesting questions about our other central defenders. The signing of Doherty has now been confirmed
Reports from Sparrows Lane suggest that Jon Fortune was training there this morning.
Meanwhile, younger fans might still considering it worth bringing their boots to The Valley on August 7th.