Two Good Players in every position

It is tempting to speculate that what our Karl is really suggesting is that 22 players on the pitch at the same time is our best chance of winning a match.

However, what he is actually talking about is his strategy to turn the club around next season. Apparently in common with every other transfer window since the idiot Belgians arrived we are working hard to identify the new players who will bring success next season.  Well Karl (assuming you are still here which has got to be highly questionable) we can tell you from bitter experience that it never happens. All of your predecessors said the same thing and got short changed. The promised players never quite arrive for a whole variety of reasons Рone suspects that trying to do two things at once is also a key inhibitor for clueless Katrien.

We always run out of time or money or both and are left woefully short of playing talent – this season’s starting midfield tells you all you need to know about the club’s preparedness and ability to acquire the right players.

Also, if you are a half decent footballer why on earth would you choose to come to Charlton , a club in free fall , at war with its own supporters and with a massively declining supporter base ?

I am not in favour of changing managers yet again – that has been a principal weakness of our geriatric owner but there will be no improvement or relief for supporters until we get new ownership, a new CEO and a new Board of Directors.

To quote the wisdom of Peggy Mitchell ” Get outta my club”

Mission Impossible

Apologies for banging on about this , but promotion has always been an impossible outcome this season because of our inability to score goals from midfield.

In the season we got promoted last time , the first thing that Varney and Powell identified was that you have to have goals in your midfield otherwise you can’t be successful. That season , JJ ( in his prime) Stephens and Hollands scored 30 plus goals between them.

We have basically no one who can score a goal from midfield – I’m not counting Ricky Holmes who is the Danny Green equivalent who also scored his share.

The recruitment at the beginning of the season set us up to fail with a goalless midfield of Foley, Ulvestadt, Crofts and an ageing JJ .

Konza is brilliant but a centre half and Aribo is also brilliant but will probably end up as the defensive midfielder after the excellent Crofts leaves. Forster- Caskey and or Bryne might prove to be OK but they are both unproven and too late in the season.

The poor recruitment of players under the Duchatelet regime has been the biggest single disaster we have endured.

We are just fans so if we know what the problem is why can’t Roland, Katrien, Russell and Karl ?

It would be a good idea if Katrien called Peter Varney and Karl Robinson called Chris Powell if they won’t take my word for it and they really want to know how to get out of this division.