For another summer for Charlton, the focus has been on the ownership more than anything else.
Roland Duchâtelet’s controversial ownership of the club remains a major issue, with a take-over still not over the line.
An Australian consortium led by Andrew Muir are the front runners to take over the club.
Beyond the fact he pocketed an estimated $870 million last year following the sale of his family retail business, little is known about Muir.
In the minds of many in the Addicks faithful, anything would be better than the ownership of Duchâtelet.
The ownership of the club leaves a grey cloud over matters at the club.
Matters on the pitch
Onto matters on the pitch, and there is a real need for additions in the squad, Charlton Athletic currently have just 18 professional players on their books.
Lee Bowyer remains manager at the Valley on a temporary deal, which may become permanent.
His position at the club should become more apparent after any takeover takes place.
With key players such as the enigmatic Johnnie Jackson retiring and joining the coaching staff, and a number of loan deals coming to an end, the pressing issue must surely be getting as many deals done before pre-season as possible.
A ray of light is the signing of Lyle Taylor, a top quality forward option for any League One side.
With 14 goals in League One last season for AFC Wilmbledon, Taylor should come into the Valley and guarantee some goals.
Striker Igor Vetokele, back at the club after successive loan spells abroad, is also a bonus for the Addicks.
However, there will need to be several new additions to the side to see them challenge at the right end next season.
The ownership nightmare over, and a permanent manager in place, and Charlton Athletic will be much better placed than they currently are.