Friday, 28 May 2010

Nothing beats planning!!

Sadly planning does not appear to be a task or skill that resides in the Charlton board room. At the end of this week apparently Parkie does not know his budget for the forthcoming season. he has transfer targets that he has lined up but he cannot leave the starting line as the board have not fired the gun, meanwhile players around the country are being picked up. last year we missed Jason Puncheon because the prospective new owners told him to hold on and then he would be able to get better players than that, we lost the player and the new owners and a stable left sided midfield for much of the season.

The board were supposed to have met this season to hand Parkie his options, i don't know if they are still deliberating or have not even started to deliberate but we need action and we need it now, even if it means that Parkie can get some pre contract agreements signed.

Why did we have to wait until after the play offs for this to be sorted? There were three scenarios, 1. we went up through the play off final, 2. we were knocked out of the play offs in the final, 3. we were knocked out in the semi finals - that's it "simples", so why not put two plans together, plan a, we are promoted we receive more money we can spend x, plan b we stay in this god forsaken pit of hell of a division and we have x- x% to spend. Parkie now we know what is happening you have z to spend, now go do your job.

Its simples.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you why its not so easy as you think , its because they all have to sit round and decide how much they can afford to spend from their own pockets to keep it all going.
They have to check with their wives, partners, families how much more they are allowed to chuck down the hole so that you ( and me) can watch our football team next season.

Imagine for a moment that you are one of them ....wealthy but not that wealthy
There ............its not so easy is it after all

Kappacino Kid said...

Dear Anonymous I don't agree, the pain is there whether you discuss it pre or post play offs. Its easy to get the timing right, just not easy to make the decision because whatever it is it is painful. By delaying the decision they make the job more difficult, and the objective of providing attractive competitive football next season harder. Procrastination and poor decision making has dogged this club for a number of years now and as much as I respect and appreciate the board we really need to get out of this spiral.