Give us yer money
Roland Duchatelet is going to get none of my money, at least, up front, this summer. Whether that is tickets or sponsorship. It is a personal thing, I understand that. Some Addicks plan their whole week, often with family, around a 90 minute escape on a Saturday. Others like or need the quotidian ritual of having the same seat surrounded by longstanding mates. I don’t of course because I live here. So I am not going to ram boycotting down anyone’s throats. It is a personal decision.
However for the sake of £25, I would implore fans to wait. Cash flow particularly unencumbered cash is vital to any business, even to a multi-millionaire. Word is that season tickets numbers are way down, although these last few days before the initial deadline is traditionally the busiest.
The club reminded supporters of the deadline today and that they will release seats after that. That would be bad business but I reckon a ploy by the club to force supporters’ hands. Our league position alone should mean a more compliant approach. But, hey get in quick before all of those 3,400 seats sell out in the North Lower.
On the other hand giving these delinquents any of my money really sticks in my throat. They blame us for failure, tell us not to expect success and think we’re weird.
Whatever your view, what I don’t want to see and camel-riding certain Meire does, is bickering amongst the fanbase. Name calling, shouts of disloyalty from both sides of the fence, the non-renewers and renewers. Stick together, let us not fracture. That is exactly what they want.
Relegation, which can’t be confirmed this weekend whatever we do, will spell even more breaking up of the team than normal under the Belgian’s stewardship. Although those visionaries in charge did go to town with long term contracts last summer. Would they have relegation clauses in them I wonder? Remember Roly doesn’t do failure and is not even planning for relegation.
Who knows what debris we wll be left with. If Duchatelet is forced out then that debris, we know, can be rebuilt. If he’s still spouting his arrogant tosh and looking to cut corners, and follow his historical transfer policy, then we will be supporting a pile of rubble.
Of course I would watch you play on Blackheath if you were wearing a Charlton shirt. No nipping over to the Olympic Stadium for me, but I am expecting no positive signs of a better future anytime soon.