Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Still not quite enough to re-new...

...That's the general Cooper Consensus at the moment.

The appointment of Slade an only be viewed as the most positive step taken by the current Charlton owners during their 2 and a half year tenure.

Unfortunately showing the usual lack of media savvy both Kat and Dicky put there feet well and truly in it. Yet Again!

Murrays 'poor me...blah blah blah...they called me names' self pitying and self indulgent whinge followed by Kats amazingly stupid statement about Varney's takeover bid include moving Charlton away from The Valley.  It will certainly be interesting to see the email trail mentioned by Varney who has threatened to publish them if no retraction is made within 48 hours.

Their actions meaning the season ticket re newel forms will stay firmly in the kitchen drawer.

What may guide a change in my thinking would be what happens during the preparation for the new season.  What players come in. Who leaves and who stays.

Slade is either a yes man or is self confident enough that he feels he can build success whilst managing his relationship and negotiations what he wants with the owner and his minions. Obviously I'm hoping for the latter.

Not sure what protests CARD have in store for the new season - my only concern would be that if they IF there has been a change in direction for the club and sensible decisions are beginning to take place any protests may well have a counter productive effect on the new look team climbing back up  the league.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Looking forward...

...It's been the best part of a month since my final rant of the 2015-2016 season, and despite nothing changing my mood has mellowed somewhat.  Not towards the regime so much, more that the events and outcomes of the various play offs have left me happy and seeing some eventual light at the end of this long dark tunnel we have endured.

First off, Palaces 'heartbreaking' defeat late in extra time having scored what twinkle toes Pardew seemed so self assured  would be the winner and project him into the legendary stratosphere he performed the most embarrassing example of Dad dancing I've ever seen.

Then, Miiiiiiil...(the only downside being we can kiss at least six points goodbye next season).

Finally, and most importantly was AFC Wimbledon achieving promotion beating fancied Plymouth Argyll in their play off final. A fine example of a club facing the ultimate adversity and bursting back to life thanks to it's loyal supporters.  A lesson to us all to persevere with the road ahead.

I'm not even going to moan about the none manager situation coupled with player acquisitions and back room appointments with no manager.  Come on, it's just what we should expect from the clueless ones.

I honestly believe, that after an exhaustive search, we will end up with one of the following:-

1. Another network numpty - step up that Hungarian fella.

2. An Englishman, but one who's already in the club so has not yet built up a reputation to lose, and is   a big enough Charlton fan to roll his sleeves up and try and help the club. (Not the regime).

So Nobby Viganovic or whatever his name is or Johnny Jackson it will be then.