My 2 cents on the plight of Charlton Athletic Women's FC
. My interest in women's sport normally ends at beach volleyball, sorry I know but even the top selling American sports magazine is the bikini issue of Sports Illustrated,
and this in a country that openly encorages professional women's sport, so it's not just me is it?
I confess that I have never spent a penny towards the well-being of the Charlton women's team, so I don't want to sound like others and be all hypercritical, but I do echo New York Addick's post
and feel that this is another PR disaster by the board. The women's budget for the last season was £306,000, which is roughly £5k a week. How bad are our finances that we can't sustain this cost? How much does a Martin Christensen or Mikkel Rygaard Jensen cost? And are they really the difference in returning the club back to the Premiership or keeping a clever and what seemed a progressive initiative 7 years ago.
Two days after the BBC broke the news Peter Varney finally commented on the official site
today stating that there might be a saviour, and I hope there is but surely the damage has been done and in my mind worryingly indicates a Charlton board that is fast losing touch with it's fans and community. Perhaps we have been in the Premiership too long? Or perhaps the problem lies within the greed of the Premiership itself?