If M. Duchatelet doesn’t do failure….
January is such an important transfer window for the club. At least it is for everyone I talk to. There is not a lot of evidence that Roland Duchatelet and Katrien Meire think this, but the squad gravely needs reinforcements. Effective ones at that, not any old network rubbish.
But who is charge of this essential transfer window? And who can we trust? Let’s look at the candidates.
Karel Fraeye Saturday – “The players have the chance all month to show what we have to do, or not have to do. So that’s up to them. Before January nothing will be done, I’m not sure it would be wise to talk about this now.” Inspirational.
Then there is no.2 Jason Euell. We love Jase, I just hope he’s not being force fed the kool-aid – “We’ve started the process two or three weeks ago (this was a couple of weeks ago). Even in the loan window as much as you might have targets you are looking at, you don’t always get them. We missed that opportunity.”
“Come January we have to try again to add to a couple of key areas, bringing them in to help us get to where we need to get to. It takes a little bit of time but we have started that process, whether it be loan or permanently. Then it is a case of crunching numbers – that’s something out of my control.” All good except for the last few words.
Now the Chief puppet. This is what Katrien Meire said after Karel Fraeye started out on his expedition as The Interim One – “We hope Karel Fraeye will change things and bring us back to mid-table which we have the squad for. We believe we have a better squad than our position. He has identified problems. We will give him all the help he deserves.” Ah, help. Yes he needs some bloody help alright.
And the aloof owner M. Duchalelet – Er, nothing. Of course.
A threadbare squad with a couple of long term injuries and a revolving door of knacked and generally unfit players littering the physio’s room, I think a conservative estimate of five new players is needed. That is not going to happen, let’s be honest, but even a couple of experienced battle hardy heads would improve us.
A 2016 vintage Eagles and Johnson may help, but our plight this season is far more precarious and last season we had the benefit of Tony Watt joining us. Oh yes, that reminds me, we are going to sell him first. Tell me again in what universe the man who doesn’t do failure lives?
The opposite of failure I always thought to be success, but under Duchalelet it has become mediocre. Tolerable, just enough to get by, survival. Well M. Duchatelet please put in place all of those surviving skills you must have learnt in business and get us out of this predicament.