Running out of time
In between work stuff today, I was drafting a post entitles ‘No time to waste.’ This was on the premise that the club are rapidly out of a commodity that no one owns…. time.
Yesterday VOTV highlighted this with Rick’s most recent article. Well worth a read as always. Click here.
But, then the sand in the hourglass sped up very tellingly tonight when the EFL made a statement laying the issues out in a couple of paragraphs. The ESI have failed to “demonstrate that the requirements of the EFL regulations are met.” The EFL are now demanding a meeting “with the current majority owner of ESI and also the proposed new owners, as it seeks to clarify the ongoing ownership issues at the club in the context of the EFL regulations.”
The non-owner owners then fired up the Official Site again saying that they had responded to requests, and they will get on the blower tomorrow. That statement ominously like the one Chris Farnell put on the Bury website a year ago. Also a similar story to the demise of Salisbury City, where Farnell was also involved as their lawyer.
Now the EFL may not be fit for purpose, but I suspect they are not raving liars. Unlike our cast of F*ckwit blood suckers. This has been 8 months since EFL took us over and the EFL still don’t recognize them as Charlton’s owners.
An EFL meeting of majority owner and prospective owner would I take it to mean Tahnoon Nimer and Paul Elliott, with I assume Chris Farnell taking notes. If only we could find out when and where that would be, if it ever happens.
Anyone can buy a football club, as has been evidenced but if professional football’s governing body don’t sanction the owners because they don’t meet their criteria then they can kick them out of their competitions.
Tonight, Charlton face the real possibility of being dumped out of the league. We all know the EFL will not find funding, a sustainable plan, or any real commitment to take our football club forward. Yet, it appears to suit all of the chancers claiming to own our 115-year football club so they can break us up for scrap.
There literally is no time to waste, and we need to publicize this systematic destruction of our historic football club to everyone.