The doom and gloom merchants have been out in force over the last day or two. Some of it is the result of excessive expectations. Just because we have a wealthy owner doesn't mean he is going to turn a large fortune into a small one by splashing out on Charlton Athletic.
As far as relegation is concerned, all we need to do to avoid it is for there to be three teams worse than us. I am surprised that some people think that Luton, Barnsley and Wigan are stronger. Also remember that both Birmingham City and Derby County now face big points deductions for breaching financial fair play rules.
Lee Bowyer is very close to signing a new contract, according to a report from the authoritative Richard Cawley: Very close to signing a long-term contract
As for the transfer window, you can only assess it properly at the end, not by having a panic attack half way through. Lee Bowyer says that Charlton's hierarchy are working overtime to add players to the squad - two more loan slots emptied this week with Kayal and Gallagher both recalled.
There is also a possibility that Josh Cullen, who has resumed full training, may be available for Preston: Josh Cullen is a machine
As it so happens, the 'fake news' tweet about Marcus Maddison was not far short of the mark as it does seem that his wage demands were excessive.
All this negativity is just too much, it's enough to drive one to desperate measures. Rydw i'n mynd i Ceredigion am y penwythnos.