Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Club continues its disgusting assault on its client base...

So RD and Katrien it would seem have well and truly thrown their gloves to one side and have decided to go toe to toe bare knuckle with Charlton's long suffering, loyal and generally helpfully proactive supporters.

They really should have looked into the rich history of the clubs supporters working hand in hand with the club against any adversary that has come Charlton's way over the years - that way we may all get somewhere together (rather than League Two or worst!)

The statement regarding a variety of 'criminal acts' that have been perpetrated by supporters over the recent protests is quite laughable. Sure no one wants violence at what is a family club, historically. But I've been to the West Stand Car Park protests and really have neither seen or heard anything that you don't get to hear chanted at any game across all four divisions. And objects being thrown onto the pitch? Blow up beach balls for fucks sake! Hardly going to take anyone's eye out is it?

The reality is they are smarting. Not just because of the adverse publicity caused during the Middleborough game on Sky. But also for the way they were stitched up and made to look stupid, not only by the excellent CARD protest at the sponsors training ground visit, but by the fact that 50% of the sponsors that did bother to take them up on their invite did so to complain and raise concerns about the way the club is being run.

I wouldn't actually be all that surprised if the clubs version of a meeting at New Scotland Yard was in fact a phone call from the club saying we want to press charges if anyone breaks the law, and the police said 'yes, if anyone breaks the law, we will fully support you and prosecute anyone that breaks the law'.

I have heard mention that if the ball ends up in the crowd we should simply not throw it back, just in case we get prosecuted.

What a load of old tosh and an absolute unneeded mess our club and this situation has become.

Three generations of Coopers will not be renewing season tickets. Regardless of any unlikely great escape from relegation this season. These people don't understand football (English or otherwise), Charlton Athletic Football Club (it's ethos across the years, history or anything it stands for) and more importantly it's fan base or clients.

We won't suddenly see a change in policy, all we will see is even lower standard foreign imports scouted via some strange online service delivering footballers who via normal routes simply would not be good enough to play English League Football. A soulless vehicle for these arrogant idiots flawed master plan.

Without wanting to sound melodramatic this is going to leave a gaping hole in my life, that's been so important for the last 35 odd years. Cheers for that Roly, you mug!

Pitch invasion anyone? (Oops, is mentioning those two words together tantamount to conspiracy?!!!)

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

What was he thinking...{...} ?..

I shot my bolt early yesterday. Posting about the ridiculous fans@ email address prior to the flabbergasting 'statement' on the official site.

I fully expected it to be exposed as another excellent hoax al la companies house resignation. But it would seem it wasn't!

Despite the fact it was both extremely disrespectful and ill thought out (not to mention dreadful English) in equal measure I can't help chuckling whilst visually imagising RD and KM drunkenly pissing themselves laughing laying side by side in bed in the Marriott Hotel Bexleyheath, pressing publish on their laptop.

The whole statement seemed so surreal in its uncontrolled angry way. A complete lack of any savvy. It really has served no purpose for the regime other than explode through out the media. From The Newsshopper through to the tabloids, broadsheets and Twitter. The regime were even the subject of TalkSports Daily Rant this afternoon.

Oh Roly, wtf? It was like the most sublime embarrassing drunken text message, manner from heaven for CARD and media alike.

Good luck to the regime. Now you have really lit the blue touch paper I have a feeling your going to need it {...}

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Fans@cafc.co.uk...or as I like to call it...


I think punters@cafc.co.uk may have been more apt. Or thiswillstemthemediainterestinthecustomersprotests@cafc.co.uk.

So all is now good. A new email address with a new auto reply circled by plenty of disclaimers means the board and in particular our Ceo have listened and will now be engaging via this new medium with their valued fans. Yeah right.

If they really want to put their money where their mouths are here's a suggestion.

Stan Collymore, whether you like him or not (and I do), was the first media commentator to really pick up on what's been going on at our club some months ago. How about KM and RD signing up to a q & a session live on his show whilst hooked up to a Polygraph, a bit like talk sport meets Jeremy Kyle, just with the questions being supplied via the supporters trust and CARD and being put to the pair of them by Stan?

Come on Kat and Roly, how about it? After all I'm sure the pair of you have absolutely nothing to hide!

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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Charlton prepare for Sky and day of protests

There are rumours abound plus confirmed actions taking place in SE7 today to welcome the Sky T V cameras to The Valley and show the footballing world just how pissed off we are and how useless the regime that stubbornly remain whilst unwanted are.

A 74th minute walk out, now well publicised, along with a funeral parade into the ground along with some mooted direct action will be witnessed and reported/commented on by two former Charlton greats presiding over proceedings for Sky in Sir Chris Powell and Scott Minto. (I will be sky plus sing it to enjoy once home.)

I fully expect defeat on the pitch but feel that if things are ramped up as promised in protest this could be the start of the long road out of SE7 for Duchalet and his ridiculous people.

It's going to be an interesting afternoon!

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Can someone please tell Roland how to run a football club..properly!

With the exception of the two home games against Hull City and QPR this season has (he says stating the bleedin' obvious) been abysmal. In fact in my time, 35 years, the worst I've ever endured.

What makes all of this so much more frustrating is how utterly and completely unnecessary our predicament is.  No one needed to pay a kings ransom to actually assemble a squad capable of holding its own in this division. And when Harriott, the most attacking incisive player on the pitch was subbed, many in the ground could be forgiven for wondering whether the actual  target by the regime has all along been League One football?  This coupled with the persistence of playing Big Makionok over the excellent Lookman or Sanango just seems ludicrous.

Why sign a striker at this point of the season on loan who needs to build up his match fitness? What's the point with just ten games to play?

Last night when Harriott went off we lost all attacking intent.  Once Lookman came on, despite being continuously clattered by the MK Dons thugs we got some back.  But as has always been the case this season, too little too late.

Many say Milton Keynes are not a 'proper' football club, what Milton Keynes do have, is a proper manager, who has been allowed to recruit his own playing staff via the proper routes (not a computer stats scouting portal and you-tube video reels), who play for him with the proper attitude.

I think if we all ask ourselves we have known that we were doomed to relegation for some time, just the fact that other results had kept us in touching distance up until know kept some semblance of belief alive that something would click and things would improve.  They won't. That's not be being overly negative just entirely honest.

This lot running the club won't change their direction.  Their 'we know best' deluded attitude will I'm afraid see us drop even further down the league.  Maybe more so than we ever have before?

The current squad will struggle in League One and until the regime changes the only way is down.

Our only hope is someone finds a rich American (I understand they are big fans of regime change, and quite persuasive with it) who can get them out before the damage is irreparable.