wycombe home. what was the score? lost 1-0
I have witnessed some bad times being a Charlton fan - the seemingly dark days at the end of Andy Nelson's tenure under Michael Gliksten, then the ambitions of Mark Hulyer that held as much weight as a feather, being 5 minutes from bankruptcy with the very real thought of never being able to watch my club again, the move to Selhurst, relegation with the apparent impending doom that was to follow before fans in the boardroom and on the terraces took over and umpteen defeats to low ranking teams in the Cups BUT one thing is for sure, I have never been embarrassed to be a Charlton Athletic fan. Not until now.
I really was not surprised we lost tonight - particularly when I saw Faye's name on the team sheet instead of Holland and I thought Faye had a virus? Must be one of those 90 minute ones then. Sure he'll be right as rain by Saturday. Fucking not fit to wear the shirt.
Blindly Reg Varney affirmed Reed's position
before the game and compared it to past Lennie Lawrence and Alan Curbishley appointments, which in my mind only shows the board's naivety particularly when they seem to be hoping that the January window will allow Reed to make changes. Every bloody transfer window we are always told how notoriously hard it is to sign players and move players on, and who exactly is going to want to buy our crock of shit and who is stupid enough to join a sinking ship?
I'm sure Les Reed is a decent man, a football man and a Charlton man, and it was interesting that most of the vitriol was directed at the players because most of them (and there are some exceptions, strangely one is not even on the payroll proper), don't give a flying toss.
But a manager's job is to get the very best out people, encourage and produce a team greater than it's parts and get them to play to orders and Reed is simply unable to do any of that. Something has got to give, is Varney's talk all bluster to pave off the baying media? Will Reed fall on his sword? Or are we just to join hands with the board and pretend everything's rosy and watch our club go down the toilet because come May, with Reed in charge we will truly be a basket case.You what Les?
Les or anyone else from the club didn't bother to face the media. Nice, we don't mind secrets, in fact we are getting quite used to them.Opinions of those that were sadly there: All Quiet
; Frankie Valley
; Addicks Diary
; The Independent
; Sky Sports
; BBC Sport