Charlton Athletic 3 Coventry City 0
For me trying to follow the game remotely, the game and therefore the result was a little secondary on Saturday. Greater forces of importance were at play yesterday afternoon in a wonderful coming together of two sets of supporters. Coventry fans take a bow and I really hope you rid yourselves of the imposters that have somehow got themselves to be leaders of your famous club’s future.
As for us, the result, a much needed 3 points, showed again that there is no correlation between full scale protests and the team’s performance on the pitch, in fact to the contrary if anything, it has been a spark provided by fans to give the team a platform to actually show us what they can do.
The first half, a cracker of a goal by Ricky Holmes aside, was pretty uneventful on the pitch accept for the arrival of 3,000 pink pigs thrown on by Addicks and Sky Blues’ fans just after kick off to remind our respective owners that pigs are more likely to fly than they give two snorts about the future of our historic football clubs.
It was quite a statement and it caught the imagination of much of the printed, television and social media. The joint march on the ground before, the pigs on the pitch, and the continual anti regime chanting from both sets of supporters throughout game was a reminder again that those with the club in their hearts will overcome heartless and careless mismanagement.
A penny for Ms Meire’s thoughts as she sat among thousands of Addicks in the west stand, surrounded by security and a couple of hangers on with a smirk up to her eyeballs but the most mistrusted and disliked person in the stadium.
Some Addicks have called for more strong arm protests, of course any individual can do what they so please, but I thought CARD got this return to protests just right. In fact supporters have grabbed the moral high ground after Meire’s mob of heavies manhandled and confronted fans outside the main entrance after the game.
One young lad holding a North Korea flag was assaulted and the club nor the media will not hear the last of this. In fact if Meire, her cronies and their rent a mob want to go more toe to toe in an inflamed approach, then good luck. In the meantime we should now not cease in our efforts, subtle or otherwise, to keep nibbling away at her and her remote boss.
I have absolutely no doubt that we will rid ourselves of these charlatans. As will Coventry.
Back to the game, the 2nd half actually saw us complete a nice victory, although that may have been very different if it wasn’t for Rudd. But Lookman and the impressive Magennis sugar coated the win with a goal each. 3 points, and 3,000 pigs on the pitch and one very effective point made of it.