EFL turn down Elliott and Farnell
You close your eyes for an afternoon, or in my case took a leisurely WiFi free lunch and all Charlton hell breaks loose. I’ll try to piece it together.
On the face of it there was only more concern for Addicks yesterday after the EFL failed ESI v2 as being qualified owners and directors. That in itself is quite an achievement. Three individuals were denied – Chris Farnell, Paul Elliott and Andrei Mihail, the brother of Marian.
At the same time Charlton fans burst into Chris Farnell’s company offices in Hale, Cheshire to confront the lawyer (photo), who happened to be sat with ex-manager Dave Jones. Rumours later circulated that Farnell was trying to replace Steve Gallen with Jones.
Jones was also involved at Bury.
The club’s website said it has appealed on behalf of two individuals, I suspect that is Farnell and Elliott. According to Rick Everitt there was a virtual meeting last night of what is loosely termed the senior management team. Sounds as if Roland Duchatelet’s side kick Lievan de Turck was involved. This after the EFL engaged Duchatelet in this mess.
The EFL also turned down Lee Bowyer and Steve Gallen’s approach to sign Conor Washington from Hearts and MK Dons’ midfielder Alex Gilbey. The latter had even passed a medical at Sparrows Lane.
What is apparent, as it always has been, is that Paul Elliott and Chris Farnell have no ownership or management of Charlton Athletic. They are squatters and crooks. ESI v1 a la Matt Southall and Nimer Tahnoon still own the club, if not The Valley and Sparrows Lane.
So, another stressful day for Charlton fans, but we are now on a journey that albeit treacherous that may eventually lead us to better days and vitally better and trustworthy owners. In the meantime Addicks will continue to turn up the heat on Elliott and Farnell until they are history.
Rick of course has a far better explanation here.