Flight to dereliction
I will be on a plane or two later this evening when the loyal and hardy will be gathering at a stunned Valley. I guess if I was that way inclined I would turn my back from 4,000 miles and not worry about Charlton's plight and just think about something else. But I can't, Charlton fans are made of sterner stuff, although I can foresee that many thousands of others could be joining me in infrequent visits to The Valley if our flight to dereliction continues.
Personally, and its easy for me to say, I'd rather be at games at the moment, there is something slightly less hopeless being there than hearing of abjectness second hand. I went on record that I'd give Parkinson until Christmas to stabilise our slide and put us back onto the right path. He has had 3 games with another 3 to follow. Bottom at Christmas does not statistically have the same impact in tier 2 than it does in The Premiership, despite how deperate the situation might be.
40 applicants were said to have applied for the vacant manager's job, one we assume is the incumbent. I don't believe the job was advertised but Waggott, Chappell and Murray need to be carefully studying those applications because we have to hope that somewhere amongst them is a miracle worker.