Honest communication now needed
How are you all doing? Feeling better?
Clearly this isn't going to be much of a fun-filled summer for us Addicks. Other clubs will be sniffing around our better players looking to get them on the cheap and the crap ones we won't even be able to air-lift out of the building. Then of course there will be the mind-blowing rumours of our transfer targets. It was only a few years back that we were all over Matt Dawson, Dean Ashton and James Beattie during the summer hiatus. Fast forward half a decade and we have the humdrum news of Akpo Sodje signing on a permanent contract
, another year then in watching the fabled art of not being able to flick on a lofted forward hoof.
Richard Murray and others in the boardroom will be hurting as much as the rest of us. More. More because they seriously now see their life investments being turned into 1p in the pound.
I have one plea to the club this summer after we dust ourselves down and finish drinking away the memories (perhaps that's just me). Can we please have some open and honest communciation from Richard and the board please and the sooner the better?
We know we are up shit creek. But do we have a paddle? Even a small one? Is administration even an option? Is Parky going to be retained? If so, then come out and support the bloke. Tell us what the plan is for the squad, we don't want buzzwords and fluff, we want honesty. Seriously we are big boys and girls and (most of us) long smelt the coffee and can take it. Blimey, we have been taking it good and proper for a few years now.
I would love to hear of a long-term plan for the grass roots restoration of the club. No more short-termism and budgeting for promotion and then coming up short, very short. Do we think Swindon budgeted for promotion? No.
Let's promote the benefits of youth and talk up players like Wagstaff, Solly, Tuna, Jenkinson, Davisson and Mambo and make them important members of our squad. Actively seek long term loans of young players from the Premiership and not has beens or never beens to plug holes. Give us something to cling onto Charlton, give us some honest dialogue. Please.