Parky’s days numbered
Charlton Athletic 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 4
All week I was trying to buy into the concept of us improving against better opposition. We needed to looking at our approaching fixtures. New York Addick’s preview on Friday suggested that our league position might have flattered us considering the opposition played so far.
Today we came up against worthy promotion candidates and the performance and final result was both embarrassing and shocking.
Brighton completely outplayed us today and not for the first time Parkinson showed to be tactically inept when up against a better manager. 3,000-odd Brighton fans celebrated noisily and will head back to the south-coast dreaming of good times ahead and rightly so. For us we face more woe and our suffering shows no signs of ending.
I have wanted Phil Parkinson to be successful I really have. He does have something ‘Charlton’ about him and I admire his honesty and unquestionable hard work. But he is not good enough for this club.
In all honesty despite fantastic support from Richard Murray, Parky has never been far away from talk of the sack. Some were never convinced, others like me wanted to be but as the club continues on an unending downward curve I think Parky might be gone by the end of the month.
Suffering Addicks at The Valley: Drinking During the Game; Blackheath Addicted; From The Hill To The Valley; Charlton Casual; Deepest Darkest; Kings Hill Addick; And Nothing Nothing Else Matters; Mike’s Meanderings.
CA fact: Our worst home defeat since Man Utd beat us 4-0 in May 2005. In more ways than one, that seems an awfully long time ago.