After the last EFL missive which ended with something tacky like: “The League will not provide a running commentary on this matter but will update as appropriate.”
Well Addicks took the bait and have bombarded the EFL all week demanding regular updates and it appears that a meeting took place, and the EFL gave an update to Rich Cawley.
The EFL say they have held “constructive” talks with a representative from East Street Investments and the proposed new owners.
A representative worries me, there are more ESI representatives and consortium nobodies than you get flasks in the west stand on match days.
Then again maybe Chris Farnell represented everybody.
“Further information is now awaited and it remains the responsibility of the club to meet these requirements.
“The EFL recognises that this is an unsettling time for all concerned, and will continue to liaise directly with supporter groups but patience is appreciated as we continue to work in the best interests of club.”
Further information. Anyone else think it just suits Elliott and Farnell to drag this out for as long as possible?
Meanwhile Chris Parkes has written an open letter to fans, which puts a more positive spin on immediate matters.
So I sent an email to the EFL last week and three days after my email they asked for meeting with ESI. I must be an influencer:). Here is their reply which I was pleased to see was not a form letter:
Thank you for your email, we recognise that Charlton Athletic supporters understandably have a number of ongoing concerns and questions regarding the current ownership and ongoing developments at the Club.
We can advise that this week the EFL met with Charlton Athletic, the current majority owner of ESI and also the proposed new owners and constructive discussions took place to progress some of the outstanding matters affecting the Club. The EFL again outlined the requirements that need to be met in order to satisfy its Regulations, and it remains the responsibility of the Club’s Owners to meet these requirements.
We understand this is an unsettling time for all those connected to the Club, particularly supporters, and the EFL will continue to liaise directly with fan groups in the coming days and weeks.
In relation to your comments regarding Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday, the EFL notes the ongoing interest into disciplinary proceedings and you may have seen that a statement was recently released in respect of ongoing developments. You can read the statement in full here https://www.efl.com/news/2020/july/efl-statement-ongoing-disciplinary-proceedings/. While we are not able to provide further comment at present, an update will be provided once available.
Finally your patience is appreciated as we continue to work in the best interests of the Football Club.
Thank you for contacting the EFL.
Supporter Services Department
HI CA – I really wish I had known about the meeting last night as I would definitely have gone – and a number of others I know would have too. We are itching to help in whatever way we can so please pass this on to those who are organising things. We are members of CAST but they didn’t circulate anything.
Hi LP – It was independently organized outside of CAST and CARD but I believe with their support. From what I was told there was a real sense of unity and collaboration last night with a determination that we are not just going to roll over.
Relying on you as always to keep us posted CA. Thank you.
Will do my best 😌