Rudderless Leaderless Charlton

Seems like we are very likely to get relegated even though there are 9 games to go and we aren’t the 3rd worst team in the division. Sheff Weds, Derby and Birmingham have all broken EFL rules and should be deducted points this season – which in Wednesday’s case would likely result in automatic relegation.

But don’t worry because we’ve got an owner, a Chairman and a Chief Executive pointing out that all of this is fundamentally legally and morally wrong, just like Barnsley and Luton are doing and the ever impressive Mrs Palios at Tranmere.

Well no , actually we haven’t because to all intents and purposes we haven’t got anyone of authority at Charlton who can express an opinion on anything. Presumably we will find out this next week if Mr Nimer has any money or morals but it currently seems unlikely.

I am perplexed by the reaction of some Premier League players to the potential return. According to the ONS by May 8th only 422 people ( including all ethnicities) had perished from COVID in the age group under 44. This is obviously very sad, particularly given our own Seb Lewis was one of those, but statistically out of a total population cohort of c 37 million, it’s not significant. In fact your chances of dieing from COVID under the age of 30 are virtually nil. It seems that what premier league players fear most is fear itself.

Anyway, as a Charlton fan in need of a pick me up , I can highly recommend Steve Sutherland’s 4 part interviews with Keith Peacock starting with his recollections from the 60’s – Keith’s memory is razor sharp and the anecdotes are really interesting. Between Zoom and MS team calls and cups of tea and overall cabin fever, its provided a nice uplifting backstory – go have a listen –

Finally , don’t forget to pay your fiver and join CAST who are doing an excellent job and in the absence of any leadership within the club are our best hope for some kind of salvation.



2 thoughts on “Rudderless Leaderless Charlton

  1. I would second your opinion on the Steve Sutherland/Keith Peacock podcast, an excellent piece even if the sound quality fades in and out.

    On the points deduction for flouting fair play regulations, I’m not sure there is any precedent for deductions to make any change to the relegation places. Last I saw it was Sheffield Wednesday, Derby and Reading who were in the dock and a 9 point deduction (which is what Birmingham had last season) would not change the situation and of course we may be facing our own points deduction.

    The 97th minute goal conceded against Hull in December is starting to look very costly…

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