The news that our Chairman , Michael Slater was busy getting himself knocked out by over enthusiastic Spanish policeman before the Real Madrid v Man City game is a little shocking on all accounts.
I can’t be the only Charlton fan who feels rather uncomfortable with the fact that on the same night as we were playing Derby away , our Chairman is ( from the video footage) prominent , seemingly in his Man City shirt , face to face with the Spanish police. I am sure he was trying to act as a peacemaker , but from the video footage , frankly who knows what he was doing , but the one thing we can be certain of is that he wasn’t sharing a prawn sandwich with the Derby directors .
Since we no longer have a Chief Exec ( Peter Varney) or an MD ( Steve Kavanagh) , and Michael Slater prefers Man City games in Europe ( well who wouldn’t , unless you were a Charlton fan) , I doubt that Mr Jiminez travels to many away games , I suspect there are quite a few games when our only Board room representative is either Richard Murray ( well no problem there ) or good old Chris Parkes , who has been doing the same job since Sam Bartram was a boy.
I know I should grow up, get over it and I know its a (sort of) business and I’m sure Michael Slater’s a nice bloke . Without the new owners backing , we would have disappeared down the football plughole
However, wouldn’t it be great if we could wake up and find that the next owners are either existing Charlton fans or really want to be Charlton fans rather than just chancing a highly risky bet on getting to the Premiership.
Surely there’s a mega wealthy Chinese person out there who likes red , has always hankered after his own parking spot in South East London and really quite fancies a trip to Derby on a Tuesday night .