Our new experienced British manager and a couple of half decent experienced British professional footballers have arrived and are welcome . Let’s hope for the first time since the Belgians arrived , they realise that you need more than just a few good players to carry on winning games after September .
Unfortunately our incompetent CEO remains apparently unfireable regardless of scale of failure and ineptitude and hasn’t even got the decency to recognise that her position and status with supporters and stakeholders is untenable and resign.
I am a fan of Richard Murray for all that he did to provide us with fantastic premiership football and that is a great legacy , but for heavens sake Richard , we have had 10 years since then of unremitting failure , year after year ( apart from the brief spell under Varney and the Powell) . When you asked what should I do , resign and go and sit in the North Stand ? – the honest answer has to be Yes, you should. There is no shame in stepping down , it happens to all of us , business moves on , organisations change and they need new ideas , impetus and drive.
You would be very welcome to sit with me in the East Stand , we’ve got a lot more space now that my mate and his wife (40 years plus) , 3 of my other mates (20 and 40 years plus) have not renewed their season tickets. They didn’t relinquish their season tickets because Charlton are in the 3rd division again – they gave them up because they have no confidence in the people running the club.
Presumably we will soon get a sheepish admission from the club that season ticket sales for this season have dropped off a cliff together with sponsorship and every other source of significant revenues.
At what point does a CEO or a Chairman stick their hand up and admit responsibility for catastrophic failure. Charlton needs a new CEO , a new Chairman and preferably , although this seems less likely , a new owner.