I dreamt last night that this is the absolutely best time to be a Charlton Athletic supporter
. Never have the world's expectations been so high about our future.
Yes folk, we are the overwhelming favourites to bounce straight back into the Premiership next season. We will win all our 50 or so games, achieve a record points total and Charlton's Ladies team will manage to beat Arsenal's at least once.
Unfortunately, unless we do well in the FA Cup, none of this will be on view to my fellow Addick and I out here in Indonesia, We just aren't glamorous enough to be on ESPN, let alone have a theme bar like Man Yoo in what is euphemistically and optimistically known as Downtown Jakarta.
Still feeling a little underwhelmed by my midnight musings, I decided to peruse the UK sports pages on the wonderfully woeful webnet thingy only to read the lead story
in the Football Guardian.West Ham United hope to tie up a deal for Charlton Athletic's Darren Bent. They were reported last night to have agreed a transfer for the striker worth a club-record £17m, with the England international considering whether to make the move or hold out for alternatives.
Considering? He's been offered huge wages
, reportedly £75,000 a week
, which, over 4 years is nigh on £16 million.
Good luck to him, I say. He's been a loyal servant at Charlton and in the past two seasons has scored more goals than any other Englishman in the Premiership. He can only get better.
And, thankfully, so can Charlton.
Or am I dreaming?