what a mess
Pessimist, doom merchant, despondent, suicidal, resigned, fed up.... which one are you? I'm a bit of all 6 really but at the end of the day what I am is a Charlton fan, and a Charlton fan I will always be whatever league we play in. Christ, I even used to drive over to a little run down Sainsbury's warehouse in Norwood not so long ago with a few others to watch a game. In fact, it was occasionally fun.
As my brother said to me the other day when he was considering buying tickets for away games at Spurs, Middlesbrough and Arsenal, after I questioned his sanity: "I love that club and they f*****g need me more than ever."
So the rest of you can trot off back to where you came from.
However we are not stupid, well only partially for allowing ourselves to get into this one way love affair in the first place.
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that Richard Murray and the majority of the current board have performed absolute darn miracles for this little club of ours, and as I contemplated killing myself after Saturday's game a tosser alleging to be a Charlton fan rang BBC Radio London and requested that Murray should stand down and sell the club to Terence Brown. It was enough for me to put the kitchen knife away.
But seriously what the hell have you done Mr Murray because the whole thing is a bloody mess? We are in a hole almost as big as Simon Jordan's gob and are rapidly becoming the laughing stock of the Premiership if not the rest of English football.
I understand that Iain Dowie was on Sky Sports tonight and handled himself well, talking passionately and diligently. Can we not just re-employ him? Come on Richard, people are laughing at us anyway.
Now this brings me to Les Reed. Nice bloke, top coach and all that but despite having a coaching reputation bigger than Gareth Southgate's nose, there must be reasons why he has never been a) offered a position before or b) wanted it. And I think we're all soon to find out.
After the Everton game, I was flabbergasted that he stuck with the 4-4-2, and then the timing of his substitutions was just awful. Bringing Lloyd Sam on for Faye in injury time. Er, what was the point?
Unless Murray does a complete about-turn, then we are toast. I would seriously consider bringing in a Joe Royle, Gary Megson or a Peter Reid until the end of the season to work alongside Reed and pay them whatever they want if they keep us up.
Tomorrow's game is live on television here and like a turnip I have already planned my excuses to get home and watch it, although not before I hide the kitchen knives tonight. Of course a couple of wins would see us up to where Sheffield United are, and if my Auntie was my Uncle and if only Kevin Lisbie was fit, then.....
I have just one wish for tomorrow and that is we jettison any player who is not prepared to sweat blood for the cause. Kish has
to play in my mind, drop Faye. Play El Khak in midfield protecting a back four of Diawara, HH, Young and Traore. Drop Ambrose before he gets his shorts dirty and Rommedahl because this is war now and the Dane shouldn't be allowed back until there is a ceasefire. Hughes or Holland in midfield with Reid in front of them. I would play both Bents too, with Sam and Gislason on the bench.
Oh, and has Pouso acclimatised yet or is he still laughing his poxy head off at our expense?