Heartfelt thanks to Richard Murray

Heartfelt thanks are due to Richard for getting this deal done and acting as the intermediary between Roland and the new owners. Thank God that period of my life is over. If only Roland had employed a proper intelligent football CEO at the start and not that useless muppet, Katrien Meire we might have spent the last few years in the Premiership and he would not have lost millions. The biggest single mistake he made was employing Katrien who was unqualified, inexperienced and incompetent and pretty much all the misery stemmed from that one catastrophic decision.

To my mind CARD have done a good job, I think Rick Everitt is a fantastic incredibly committed and valuable supporter. I also love Charlton Life which is generally a really informative and interesting forum.

But most of all, I want to thank Richard for getting this deal over the line which I know he has been working on for months and for his tireless work for the club.

He has done great things for the club and given of his time freely and sunk huge amounts of money generously.  I have been going for 50 years and the only really decent team we’ve ever had in that time was the young fish costa fortune – Stuart , kinsella, Parker, Jensen, johanssen , Bartlett, Kiely , Pringle, Kishishev, Murphy, Smertin,Holland ,Hreidarsson, Perry, Lisbie- the list is fairly long and it was a fantastic time. Those great years were created by Richard and Curbs and Peter Varney who was a brilliant CEO , but every other period has been pretty rubbish by comparison. We are due and deserving of a new era.

The guy has stepped down now from the Board but unlike pretty much every other financial backer we have ever had, he will still be there at matches because amazingly despite all the ridiculous and unwarranted abuse he has received , he is a passionate supporter like us.

Let us all hope that with our new owners we have ushered in a new golden age for Charlton and that in my twilight years I can forget Rochdale and Walsall away and look forward to a night at the Nou Camp before I drop dead.

Oh to dream again – how lovely.

Come on all you Addicks ……………peace and love to all , see you tomorrow and let’s start planning for European football ……

Death, Taxes and Losing to Millwall

These are the 3 things in life that all Charlton fans can be sure of. I’ve been a supporter since 1966 and we have been losing to Millwall consistently home and away when I was a child, a teenager, a newly married person , a thrusting young executive, a new dad, in middle age and through to grumpy old man. It’s just what always happens, regardless of how good we are and how bad they are.

We have the worst record of any London team than any other team in any other London Derby

Who knows why – but for peace of mind it’s probably safer to write the 6 points off, plan your holidays to coincide with the home game and try tonight to think of better days and things that make you happy. I still think we will finish above them in the league.

Watch the Wembley highlights again and let’s hope Portsmouth get back up soon that’s normally one to savour.