Let’s hope sense prevails
Roland Duchatelet is many things but sensible is not one adjective that springs to mind.
Some way, some how Lee Bowyer and his management team cobbled together a group of players, improved them, gave them belief and not only got them promoted but also managed to superglue players and fans back together. After many seasons of depressing dislocation, last season culminating with that Sunday three weeks ago, when almost 40,000 Addicks rocked Wembley Stadium, those men gave us memories for a lifetime.
With that play-off win still very fresh, the next week is vital for the ongoing revitalization of our football club. Whether it’s with or without Duchatelet, who never at anytime has showed any foresight or an ounce of a plan.
However, with him now in charge of negotiations with Bowyer, he simply needs to do the right thing. Reward him and his team with new and improved contracts, and give them at least a foundation to build a team capable to competing and surviving in a league we were in before you showed up with your crackpot ideas and not a modicum of any respect of the club’s history or it’s meaning to many, many people.
While you slunked away in Belgium, quoting wildly exaggerated prices at potential buyers, others in the spotlight worked their arses off to somehow drag our football club back from the abyss.
This week Roland you have one job. One job.