Deal or No Deal

For heavens sake , are we going to get a new owner in time to make a difference to next season or not. If it goes on much longer, we won’t be able to get the players, notably the strikers that we need to mount a promotion challenge.

We all know that Roland’s understanding of how to run a football club wouldn’t fit on a postage stamp and if he hangs on and completes yet another year of deliberate under investment, we will be playing to try and avoid the drop to the 4th tier of English football next year.

I’m really not sure what we’ve done to deserve two bad owners in succession when all of our London rivals, Palace, Watford, Fulham and even Millwall and Brentford have had sensible and ambitious owners. Anyway, let us hope and pray that it is 3rd time lucky.

But it needs to be sorted quickly otherwise next season could see our worst placing in the football pyramid in the last hundred years.

Give Bow the job and we’ll go up next year

I am a massive fan of Lee Bowyer, he is straightforward, honest, passionate, talented but above all he’s Charlton. He was excellent today in his post match interview – a real credit to the club and himself.

It normally takes us 3 years to get out of this division ( the last 2 occasions) and if we add a couple of goalscorers to this squad even if we lose the loan players and Konsa, we will go up next season.

The reason we aren’t going up this year is because we haven’t really got anyone who can score a goal. We’ve now played the last 270 minutes without scoring which probably tells you everything you needed to know. I like big Josh but he probably isn’t good enough and Ajose definitely isn’t. Mavididi and Kaikai have been very disappointing. Letting KHG go on loan to Crawley was a mistake, but at the time we probably didn’t realise it. Novak and Watt were never going to get us anywhere.

The new owners need to make sure we keep Lee & JJ and then building a team around the core of Page, Dijksteel, Pearce, Baeur, JFC, Aribo, Fosu, Clarke and maybe Reeves and Marshall if they pull their fingers out. It would be great if we could keep Amos too. If you add a couple of proper decent goalscorers plus the recall of KHG, then we will definitely get promoted.

From the fans perspective, probably the best thing to come out of staying in the 3rd division is that our idiotic geriatric useless clueless incompetent owner will disappear back to the provincial backwater of Belgium from whence he came.

The best decision in my mind for the new owners whoever they might be would be to retain Lee Bowyer as the manager.

Let us pray for a quick deal now.

Have a lovely summer everyone and thanks for reading my nonsense and particularly those of you who make comments which I greatly appreciate.

Keep the faith , we will be back.


A brief chat with Andrew Muir

There I was walking down the stairs after the game and walking down next to me was Andrew Muir.  I asked him if he was our new owner which he kind of brushed aside, but he then went on to say that we need to get the club back on track and give it back to the fans. He also asked me how many years I’d supported the club and kindly asked my name. Our dialogue is not massively illuminating I know, but he seemed very engaging, interested and a really nice bloke. I guess only time will tell.

I think Shrewsbury are a very good side, but we are only 1-0 down at half time and I went a couple of weeks ago when we beat them 2-0 up there and we outplayed them There is no reason why we can’t do it again – Keep the faith.