As I was watching the wombles celebrating their victory today and in particular the players embracing the owners, directors and management as they stood on the Wembley gantry , my mind wandered as to what would the scene be in the highly unlikely event of Charlton winning a Wembley play off final next year .
The players reaching the gantry to be congratulated by exactly who ??? I think we can be sure that our insane owner will not be there . Katrien Meire and Richard Murray might be and if they are , they will be cowering and surrounded by security men protecting them from their own fans who will be chanting abuse at them. Who else is there ??? Maybe Chris Parkes & Richard Collins , at least they have been there forever . Prominent fans and ex directors like John Hayes, David White , John & Jill Humphries , Jim Davidson are all great supporters but alienated from the regime . Roger Alwen , Maurice Hatter and Michael Grade rarely attend these days .
The management and ownership of the club is completely disengaged from all levels of its fanbase , supporters and stakeholders. There is no feeling of togetherness , there is only bitterness and acrimony.
Football is above all else a team game and success will never be achieved whilst the ownership have no understanding of how to create a team, both on and off the pitch.