Who will leave Charlton in the promised summer of change?
In truth Charlton finished their season weeks ago. And many were happy they were able to after such a disastrous middle of the season.
So while Bournemouth were tackling, dribbling and scoring for fun against Charlton, all the home fans could do was guess which of the Addicks players would be returning to pre-season.
It’s been a while since Charlton were outplayed so comfortably and professionally.
Even the 5-0 thrashing at Watford didn’t compare to Saturday’s loss at Bournemouth.
It was the difference between champions and midtable makeweights and was a sign that Charlton needed a summer shake-up if they want to entertain hopes of promotion.
Much rests on a player who has played only half a season. Will Joe Gomez stay or go, with the top dogs in the Premier League such as Arsenal and Manchester City sniffing around him?
You would hope in Charlton’s comfortable financial position – and the riches in the Premier League currently – a bid of anywhere less than £10million would be met with ridicule.
Gomez’s potential is plain to see. He’s a future England international and there will be few greater pleasures than watching him mature in a Charlton shirt.
But would a more pleasurable experience be adding five or six players to this accomplished side to give them a real shot at promotion?
Money from Gomez would provide that, and also see it within Financial Fair Play regulations. Roland Duchatelet and Katrien Miere have long stood by the promise they would not overspend, but would they put all funds raised in SE7 back to Charlton rather than siphon it off around the network?
Johann Gudmundsson is another who could depart for the Premier League and that would likely have an even greater impact on the side.
Any allocated funds will need to go to beef up the centre-back positions, especially if Gomez goes, as Roger Johnson and Tal Ben Haim are likely departures over the summer months.
Rhoys Wiggins at full-back could also be on his way if a club comes in after injuries have hampered his last year.
Frederic Bulot and Yoni Buyens may join Charlton permanently from Standard Liege after impressing this season and would be welcome additions to the squad.
And, up front, Simon Church’s inevitable departure will result in a third striker vacancy. The club will need to bring in an accomplished forward to work with Igor Vetokele and Tony Watt.
If only we had a player like Bournemouth’s accomplished forward on Saturday. Yann Kermorgant I think his name was...