Blades 3 Addicks 1
What happens now? Do the board wait until Friday to start the 'Strategic Review?' 3 points from a possible 24, stretched over a season that is 18 points, 8 less than an all club league record!
Desperate times call for sane and rational measures. Appointing Parkinson will send two messages. One that we have accepted relegation and two that the board loses all credibility and walks away with the most comical club of 2008 award.
The vast majority of Addicks were willing Parky to succeed, perhaps just one win might have swung it his way and there has been signs of improvement, but when Parkinson took the reigns on November 22nd, we were flirting with the bottom three, now at year-end we are 5 points adrift of safety. Our win to lose ratio for the remaining 20 games puts us in an almost impossible position. The board have allowed us to throw away 5 winnable games whilst they faff around deciding what to do. Enough.
Yesterday we again showed promise for half a game. we got our noses in front, but were unable to keep a clean sheet again (there has been only 4 in 27 games this season). Then again in the second half Parkinson did not have the ingenuity to overcome the opposition or alter our tactics. An argument says that the players are utter rubbish and even Sir Alex could not improve them. Really? I don't buy it.
Paul Jewell resigned today, probably with one eye on the job at Forest. Will Forest and Derby have new managers whilst the Charlton board write the agenda for the 'Strategic Review?'At Bramall Lane: Charlton Life