Thursday, 25 June 2009

True Supporters

What worries me about the comments on the previous post is that they come from a section of fans who, not long ago, would have thought Murray walked on water, but the longer this farce continues the more loyal fans are becoming disillusioned. This is not the fly by nights who only followed Charlton so they could watch the top Prem clubs, or the glory boys who have only been with Charlton since '97, its not the promiscuous supporters like Kelvin Mcenzie, this is, true supporters, supporters who were there when we last were in the third tier, who enjoyed the glory years but knew they would end. Charltons board cannot afford to lose their support. Players come and go, Managers come and go, Boards come and go, but most fans stay through thick and thin and it takes a lot to turn a Charlton fan against this board, but it is happening not through performances on the pitch, or even through the bad decisions which have been made ... no .. its the disrespect that this silence shows to the fans. We don't need to know what is going on, we don't need to know names but we should be told why there is such silence, because rumours grow and anticipation grows at the end of this something great may be declared, but if it isn't if its just a refinancing to enable us to limp on to the next step then we have a problem then expectations will not have been met and then the fans will leave in droves and the only premier league we will ever be thinking of will be the Blue Square Premier League.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Please Mr Murray ...

The deathly hush continues, rumours abound. yesterday was suppossed to be the big day, but its not Minty's fault if an internet rumour becomes alleged fact only to dissapoint when nothing happens. The same source alleged that something would happen today, but it hasn't .... yet, oh and the same source tells us its not a takeover but a significant investment to give us stability.

Its still rumours and mirrors. But tomorrow is a big day, the squad return to training, no ones who has left we wanted, no one has come in. We know Parky is still in charge, but only because he is being quoted in the SLP, maybe no one has told him that he has gone.

On the playing front rumours are that Shelvey is dimissing rumours of a Spurs move, as he holds out for a West Ham or Liverpool move (personally I would prefer him to go to Liverpool,be farmed out to a 3rd tier club for a season,before replacing Stevie G), Hudson could be on his way to Cardiff as they sell on their defender to Birmingham. Palace can't afford Grey, so he's staying for a while,maybe Burnley or Stoke will come in for him. Of course, we could end up contributing to his wages at Palace) Fortune, Randolph and Holland are still in discussions over contracts and ZZ has not yet left.

The board used to be so close to the squad, after the 1st Prem relegation a group of us from the Rose of Denmark met Martin Simmons and Bob Whitehand for a post match drink. This closeness has gone, runours abound and lack of comment is undermining the fondness we have for Murray and his team.

The worst is the silence on Kinsella and Parkinson. The rumours are that Kinsella, a legend, is gone .. if true then tell us, explain why, was he incompetent, is it financial.. if he is gone then let us know,if he is here why let the rumours abound. For some Parkinson is the anti christ, the reason for our demise, but we can only assume the man who was given 8 games to prove his worthyness to move from Coach to Manager and succeeded with probably the worst record possible, appointeed till end of season he oversaw the death throes of our season and saw us relegated, but still he is there or is he .... is he holding the seat for the Guv'nor? Why be silent about Parkinson, if he is here to stay, then the non believers should at least know and we can, however reluctantly, get behind the manager. Parkei has been let down, hung out to dry, neither sacked nor supported.

Questions, questions we are filled with questions. Please Mr Murray we need some answers