Steady on , I don’t want too much abuse , to clarify I am a supporter of CARD , but I really don’t mind if Roland carries on paying all the bills.
He is obviously a class 1 idiot in every aspect of running businesses other than the manufacture of semi conductor widgets , but he is still paying for our ‘ entertainment’. He seems totally incapable of appointing anyone of enough competence to do a proper job or even string an articulate sentence together at CEO or COO level ( Katrien and Tony)
We must have the most expensive squad in the history of the club ( certainly since we left the Premiership) . Just think of all the forwards on the payroll , Vitokele, Makienok, Harriott, Watt, Ahearne-Grant, Pigott ,Reza, Lookman, and then the centre halves, Lennon, Roger the relegator, Bauer, Fanni, Texeira, Sarr , Obileye, Diarra – the lists of professionals is endless.
The problem is not the investment , it is in the day to day management of the club , which is abysmal. The principal reason we are going down was the lack of experienced centre halves at the beginning of the season. I know people are blaming Karel Freye , but all he had to choose from as centre half were Bauer ( mostly injured or suspended ) , Roger the relegator , Rhys Williams ( useless) , Nabi Sarr ( useless) and Harry Lennon ( promising but not ready) . Since Jose was able to buy Texiera and Fanni , we have had a platform to work from – lo and behold we start getting points – football isn’t really very complicated – getting points starts from the back.
In my non Charlton life , I am a Chairman of various businesses and if I was Roland , I would sack both Katrien and Tony . I would appoint a proper sports franchise experienced CEO , ensuring that they were highly literate ( a current big problem) and able to communicate effectively and with empathy towards supporters.
Much as I admire Jose Riga as a decent bloke , I would also replace him as manager with someone with successful experience of the lower English Leagues. Finally , we need a proper UK based , experienced , Chief Scout.
Roland could easily have a much more successful club by spending the same amount of money , but with the current management team , he has no chance of success.
He needs to swallow his pride , stop hiring flunkies just because he knows them or likes them and act decisively by replacing the existing failing management team NOW