"As there can be no further changes to the playing squad until the transfer window opens on January 1st, and as Phil and his coaching and backroom staff know the players, it is our view to give Phil a run up until the end of the year, when there will be a strategic review of the position, We have been very busy behind the scenes, and there has been plenty of interest in the position but Phil - with the support of former Charlton players Mark Kinsella and Phil Chapple - knows the demands of the Championship and is stamping his own managerial style on the team during this interim period.”
- Richard Murray 12/12/08
Empty words? Misguided optimism? A load of old bull?
I'm loathe to criticise Richard Murray because without him and two or three others we wouldn't have anything to moan about, but come on, this is getting ridiculous. Ok, so you and the anonymous Derek Chappell can't agree and you don't have any faith in Steve Waggott, but for heaven's sake say something, help us understand, don't treat us like fools. Has Phil Parkinson stamped his managerial style on the players? Is he the man to keep the club up? Have you been following up on other candidates? What are the timelines? How's that Strategic Review going?
Inspire us, give us something to hold onto.