Monday 28 December 2015

And we all stood up...

A shapeless insipid performance from the Addicks today with a backdrop of frustration and anger by the now too long suffering paying punters who have suffered the current regime for far too long now allow our great club to become a sanitised former figure of itself.

When the chant to stand up if you hate Roland rang out from the upper North it didn't take long for the entire Charlton crowd, north west and east, applauded by the Wolves contingent to do just that.

Today the result didn't actually matter that much. The nature of it, along with the breaking news that a consortium fronted by Peter Varney has been trying since October to set up a meeting with RD about investing in or buying the club and being continuously fobbed off, further fanning the feeling of discontent at The Valley.

The highlight of the game itself was Big Mac or whatever the useless lumps name is completely taking the ref out with a staggering/diving head butt.

We are deservedly second bottom, and I can see no reason why we will not become entrenched there or worse for the rest of the season and be saying hello to our friends down at The New Den come August next year.

What happens in the interim is of critical importance. We need sensible owners who understand football. We need a manager who understands football. And we need players who want to play football, for this club.

One good point from today, I'd lost my phone in Bartrams before the game. A big thanks to whoever was honest enough to hand it in to reception and the receptionist for tracking me down via my daughter who wasn't at the game before I got to my car and half way home. Cheers.

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Saturday 19 December 2015

The Deluded...How much bloody longer?

No report on the official club website yet. Burnley are a decent enough side but we are now plummeting towards League One and I see absolutely of way of swerving this fate.

Based on my own goal difference rule (it rarely lies, best goal difference wins the league, worst doesn't) we are well and truly down shit creek without a paddle about.

You can't actually sack an interim coach can you? Because they are temporary anyway aren't they? (That's quite convenient isn't it?).

I've seen Charlton sides fail before. Be relegated. And lose by worst margins than 4-0. But still kept coming back for more. The current incarnation of Charlton, well, it's just not Charlton. The sterilisation that has been perpetrated by the Belgium mafia is nothing short of disgusting and shows a complete misunderstanding of the beautiful game.

Poor decisions, a lack of intelligent investment. Duchalet is a rich man. I wouldn't expect anyone with an ounce of common sense to come in and do to Charlton what various foreigners with more money than sense have done to the Chelsea's, Man Cities and PSG's of the world. However, to come and think that you will be able to make money out of running a football club as a profitable business is ludicrous. It really is. The thing that makes you money in football is a good brand coupled with success. It is actually as simple as that. There are few clubs inside the premier league AND the other biggest leagues in the world that actually turn a profit. A lot of the biggest clubs in the world make modest losses. That's just the way it works.

For the deluded idiot to actually believe his model will work shows him to be the egotist he really is. In South London we would refer to him as a bit of a mug! It really isn't about results, it's about the nature of the results. I've always regarded Belgium's food as being rather famously bland. He's made us the footballing equivalent. I love the game and everything Charlton used to stand for. I honestly believe that if things continue as they have been Welling United may well find the need to redevelop their ground as more and more Addicks look for a local club they can identify with. (Let's face it, no one walking away from the Valley is going to swell the other local fl72 grounds).

Perhaps there's the next protest? All defecting for one game to whatever local none league club of your choice.

We've had Franchise FC up in Milton Keynes. Now we are officially introduced to Disenfranchised Apathetic FC.

You've ruined my weekends Roland. Please piss off soon.

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