Not good enough according to that expert on picking a player, Roland Duchatelet, but he has always been good enough for me and every other Charlton fan.
Chris Solly played his 200th game for Charlton yesterday. He said this on Twitter last night: “Certainly not the performance or result we need in our position right now, but a real honour today for me personally reaching 200 games for the club, been an extremely difficult season but I love playing for this club and will continue to give 100%!”
One of just four players that was bothered to walk over to travelling Addicks yesterday to applaud them, Chris Solly has never shirked a challenge, a tackle or an injury set back. Duchatelet’s stewardship of our club has seen the heart ripped out of it, heroes sold, nobodies brought in, players churned, youngsters over exposed. But someone like Chris Solly remains to give us hope, despite how futile that has become.
Sadly next year he will be playing in the 3rd Division. He deserves better, we deserve better, but at least Chris Solly knows what it means to play for our club. Players like Chris Solly, thanks to Duchatelet’s master plan, are becoming distinct.