I feel a bit sorry for Karl Robinson. He’s got an incredibly difficult job. I can’t be alone that I’m kind of running on fumes in my support these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to games and I’ve got my season tickets and car park spot and I still eat the inedible tepid food in the Fans Bar and most weeks I buy a programme. In fact before the MK Dons game, I even bought a new Charlton mug and a Grey Bobble Hat so I’m doing my bit – but along with most of the crowd, even my love has disappeared a little.
The thought of a tough game tomorrow night in the bloody third division against mid table Peterborough ( yes those titans of English football) in the freezing cold with a wind tunnel for company because of all the empty seats is not appealing. Even the train service seems to be newly designed to be as infrequent and inconvenient as possible.
The terrible damage done to the club and its fanbase by Duchatelet and Meire in particular is enormous. I really hope that it’s temporary and reversible,but it just seems to me that the club’s remaining support is balanced on a paper clip and it really wouldn’t take much more than a couple of poor results for even more of us diehards to disappear.
That would be very harsh on a Robinson who is doing a really good job with hardly any support from the Board. We must surely be the only team in the EFL that is challenging for promotion where the manager is expected to be successful with only one recognised striker.
It seems that the nth proposed takeover has stalled or disappeared, but Karl needs to continue to work his magic because without the cavalry arriving over the horizon, I fear that any setbacks will prove disproportionately negative to our remaining support.