Happy Christmas to all our readers
This rather bleak picture of a somewhat post-modernist Christmas tree I took in Vilnius, Lithuania last week seems appropriate for Charlton fans at present
The best thing one can do is to follow the advice of Inspector Sands and forget the football for a day or two. At least we have something to look forward to in terms of the needle Boxing Day derby between Racing Club Warwick and Leamington where a four figure crowd can be expected and Warwickshire police will be able to try out their mobile CCTV. To see some people enjoying their football, watch this video:
Uncle Les is looking for good two home wins after Christmas. Let's hope he's right and that suddenly some pride and confidence returns to the side.
We could take a leaf out of Sheffield United's book and announce a list of players who are going to be cleared out. We won't get much money for them but at least we will save on the wages bill.
Given that our chances of evading relegation are small, what we do need in place is a strategy that will allow us first to survive in the Championship and then enable us to contend for a play off place.
Rick Everitt has commented that it is difficult for a club like Charlton to stay in the current Premiership for a ten year stretch. Even former first division clubs like Coventy (fortunately) and Southampton have found it difficult. I don't doubt he's right, but I'm still ambitious for the club and hopeful that one day we will be back playing at the highest level.