Time is up for the Sandgaard’s
Time is being called on Thomas Sandgaard’s reign as Charlton’s owner. His support network diminishing rapidly as focus turns to Sandgaard and his family’s mismanagement of the football club and ill-treatment of it’s employees.
On Monday at 7pm UK time CAST are holding an online meeting with a goal of bringing the fanbase together to agree how supporters proceed from here. The Zoom call is open to all supporters and you can register here.
Thomas Sandgaard is then due to attend the Fans’ Forum on Thursday, where he will get a rough ride as CAST push for him to sell and ask him to explain how he stems our fall down the league ladder to what is our lowest ebb in a century.
The bravado and the guitar strumming has stopped. The fire gone the same way as his ambition. Not even a comment about Ben Garner’s sacking. We’ll see if the owner turns up on Thursday to meet with fans.
I don’t believe any takeover is close, that’s not inside information, just a hunch, but I suspect there are suitors. The goal has to be to re-unite football club and it’s real estate assets, i.e. The Valley and Sparrows Lane.
Peter Varney’ s call for a big turnout against Brighton has set the cat among the pigeons. I don’t know why he did that but Varney has only ever had the best intentions for the football club and has given more than just a lifetime of support.
I never questioned Thomas Sandgaard’s intentions when he came into our lives. I did the self-glorification, and his management style, but it is quite something to where he has us in just two years of stewardship. We are a shambles on the pitch and it is fiasco off it.
The time has come for change.
I stuck with TS until the end of the Summer window. I had heard all the doubts and criticism but continued to hope he would come good.
He didn’t, he won’t and he can’t.
I thank him for taking us over and saving us from the crooks, spivs and cheats who had got their grimy fingers into the club. It’s now time for him to leave. He was clearly naive about how to run an English football club and he has had his fingers burnt.
His sacking of loyal employees and the disappearance of some that he himself employed indicates a nasty employer. We don’t need someone like that at our club.
I desperately hope there is something in the rumours circulating about new ownership, but like you I’m wary of getting over optimistic.
Whatever happens I struggle to see new owner(s) before January and therefore do not expect a spending spree in the window.
Our football is dire, we are 18th in League 1. There is one task for the team, the management and the squad, avoid relegation this season.
Let’s hope they manage that and a new era begins next Summer.
Sandgaard should be remembered for saving the club from cheats and charlatans. He worked and negotiated hard to take the football club away from the crooks that had their grubby hands round it before.
This was a free hit for him, but his narcissistic behaviour, style of management and total naivety has incredibly caused even more harm to the foundation and the future of the club. It is hard to think that administration back in 2020 may have been a better option for our great club.
Sandgaard is a business man and a proud one at that. Sell the club to good and able suitors and walk away, still with pride intact and with history notarizing that you once rescued the club.
Dont panic Barclay is on his way.
1. Sandgaard will want too much.
2. RD still owns the real assets.
Still I would go for a caretaker till end of season hoping they can stave off relegation. Any affordable permanent manager will get no help in January so why come?
Notice Garner made no mention of Sandgaard at all in his “thank you” letter.
I can’t help thinking we are being a bit optimistic if we think there are loads of rich suitors lining up pay £6.8m a year just to keep the club above water, never mind put in the investment required to climb up the leagues.
Interesting piece from Peter Varney
And timing houndal.
Will we better off with TS and family out? There is a saying “Be careful what you wish for”. Today’s news is a little concerning that the club could be up for sale and only caretaker manager is needed. Such news, if true, gives no hope of improvements to the team in the January window. Hopefully the meeting with TS will be more promising.
Terry, I love your (misguided) optimism.
What improvements do you think will be coming in January, given that Sandgaard wont be paying for them?
Don’t you see that without investment we can only go one way – into L2.
I think a caretaker is a good idea. After all no one affordable can change anything as it stands/
As for the meeting with Sandgaard taking place, if my auntie had balls she would be my uncle.