No surrender at Charlton Athletic
No surrender at Charlton Athletic

The latest episode in the saga surrounding the ownership of Charlton Athletic FC occurred on Thursday evening.

Matt Southall released a statement on his Twitter account. The statement was written on the club’s headed notepaper and endorsed by Jonathan Heller.

It details a board meeting held on Thursday – presumably held by video conference call – attended by Tahnoon Nimer, as well as himself and Heller.

The details are here:

The‎ statement was not signed, nor published on the club’s website.

Possibly the most significant point Southall made was that until Nimer satisfies the EFL of the source of his funds, Southall will not consider walking away from his duties at the club.

It suggests Southall is looking for a substantial pay out.

‎It has been a week since the ‘coup’ to oust Southall from The Valley was enacted, but Nimer has yet to supply the EFL with the required financial documentation.

Meanwhile‎, rumours of a challenge to the legality of the deal by the seven former directors who are owed money by the club are gathering pace.

Former chairman, Derek Chapple, appears to be spearheading the challenge.

Football wise, it was announced on Thursday that the blanket postponement of the game has been extended until the end of April at the earliest.

The way the Covid-19 virus is accelerating makes that date look optimistic. But if football is possible then, the Addicks’ first game back would be the scheduled last game of the season at Leeds on 2 May.