A lot of things have been written this week, a lot of assumptions, and a lot of whys and wherefores. Kings Hill Addick
wrote a good piece yesterday and I agree that it is time to move on. I am hacked off with the navel gazing, it ain't going to change anything. I like others will have to except that many questions will go unanswered but I am content in the fact that Richard Murray shares more with his shareholders and supporters than the majority of professional football chairman.
Interestingly neither Derek Chappell nor Bob Whitehand were at the EGM Wednesday. I wasn't there either because I had a good reason and priorities. But I have not been ignoring important matters in my work this week because I care and I have a responsibility. I'd be interested in Chappell and Whitehand's excuse.
Much has been written of what was said and adumbrated by Murray on Wednesday at the EGM. We know he is a fine and convincing speaker but those there came home contented. A call for hands to be raised if a new manager would sell more season tickets was brushed over. Many seem to think Murray and the board have made their minds up on Parkinson. I have to say the board's previous history on new staffing does make me lay awake at night.
The week has also marked the 20-year anniversery of the Hillsborough tragedy
. Trying to explain to my son why all of those fans were squeezed onto steps behind cages shows how far the football world has come. As an aside it was a welcoming experience to be able to walk around Priory Lane at Eastbourne on Saturday
Hillsborough was one of those historic moments that I will always remember where I was at that moment in time, where memories become extraordinarily uncluttered. I was around an old girlfriends that afternoon in 1989 stunned firstly and then scared. Scared because it could have been anyone of us that travelled the country watching football matches in the 80's.
Anyhow back to the present. Without a doubt under Parkinson, Kinsella and Phil Chappell recent (underlined and in bold) form and teamwork has greatly improved, but it would have been difficult to get worse and frankly most of us would have been fired in our jobs a long time since. But what has amazed me is despite the anti-feeling amongst fans this has not found it's way into The Valley like it vegetated under Reed and Pardew. Are we just worn down and out of boos? More than likely the majority still watching have long excepted the inevitable and support the club because it is all we know how to do.
Tomorrow is the time and I wouldn't be anywhere else. Charlton 'til I die.