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Good news. We got our luggage. Bad news. I ate quite a bit of snow yesterday. Sad news. Have you seen the ruddy league table. This is a desperate time in Charlton Athletic's history and it beggars believe to how far we have fallen. Many years ago we used to say to each other that it was Leicester City that we wanted to emulate. Hang on, one can wish for too much.
Even at the beginning of last season, the hope for our future was palpable. We were told we had the most technically gifted squad and that we were going to play ourselves out of this division, well what the fu*k happened? This year has truly been a horrible one for us Addicks.
The 1979/80 season ranks as the worst I have witnessed in 33 years of supporting Charlton, from memory we had some half decent players around in those days - Walker, Hales, Johns, Powell, Robinson but we had bloody awful ones too (although they were at least 'ours'). We couldn't buy a win that season and not from the want of trying, we were simply not good enough, and as a parallel to now there was some managerial chopping and changing too during that lamentable season.
If we don't win on Tuesday night it will equal our record from that 79/80 season of 12 games without a win. It's a hopeless situation we dramatically find ourselves in, and people say that teams have "that look," well Parkinson, anyone, please take it away.