The CAFC bulletin written today (badly as usual) by the geriatric owner Roland Duchatelet confirms that he has sacked Lee Bowyer.
In the bulletin on the official website, against all sensible HR policy, it reveals specific confidential and personal details about the failed negotiation with Lee.
He, once again, blames all the other owners of football clubs who are prepared to fund annual losses when he is not.
The resurgence of the club last year was led by and driven by Lee Bowyer and his team and the anger created by this is unlikely to be limited to action in the UK against Duchatelet. It is highly likely that our remaining best players, i.e Lyle Taylor will seek a transfer.
Many of those who had purchased season tickets will be seeking refunds and I strongly suspect that Duchatelet can look forward to some further direct action in Belgium.
He should be planning for and praying for a swift sale of the club.
The latest statement from Roland is full of blaming plus a fair degree of complete nonsense and the occasional half sensible observation.
His principal targets for blame tonight are the unthanked previous directors, Derek Chappell, Bob Whitehand and David Sumners – the inference being that they are apparently not prepared to write down or write off their loans to the Club which are secured on the property assets of the football club. The other directors are thanked even though David White, one of those thanked has tonight tweeted tonight to say that although he has agreed to discuss his loan nobody has actually discussed it further with him.
The Aussie buyers have apparently agreed a ridiculously high price with Roland but not surprisingly for that money they want clean title to the assets without the legacy charges and that’s where it’s sat for ages now.
Roland goes on to blame Lee Bowyer for not agreeing his own contract extension to allow him to offer him a better contract ( you couldn’t make up this stuff could you )
He then blames the whole football system and other championship clubs for losing too much money like a poker player who joins the $100 a hand table but only thought it was $5 a hand. He’s right of course that the huge losses are nonsense but then that’s the game he decided to play in.
For good measure he blames Peter Varney and Rick Everitt for introducing a potentially unsuitable buyer for Charlton in the shape of the Ebbsfleet owner and tonight Rick Everitt has tweeted to say that the person they were going to introduce was both unknown to Roland because he never signed the NDA and not from the Middle East unlike the Ebbsfleet owner – so that was evidently nonsense too.
He then tells us fans that we can expect to lose more games this year and have a low budget ( to make us uncompetitive)
How fantastic , let’s get down and buy a season ticket quickly before the hordes of other enthusiastic losers get there first.
You really couldn’t write the stuff he sends out , but the trouble is -this geriatric idiot actually does.