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  • Re: Latimer Road fire

    At risk of repeating myself, those of us who are involved in the consequences of the dollar dollar sub it out approach see things like this happening on the horizon. We're called scaremongerers, we don't see the bigger picture (short term financial gain), we worry too much, we're tubthumpers, or the classic I heard not long ago "you'd have us at the mercy of unions and on a 3 day week" which nearly earned the dickhead who said it a black yok.

    People have gotten so used to malpractice, to rule bending, to blagging their way out of things, of saying 'not my responsibility' it's accepted and drives me mad. I had to loudly bollock and physically stop someone last week from doing something incredibly dangerous in the middle of a road because, in short, although he was on day rate he was petrified of his 25 year old spreadsheet merchant manager jumping on his back about his performance. The same manager that won't thank him for risking his life and limbs to get a job done. It's not acceptable on day rate or price but once someone is a self employed contractor they are expendable. Nobody will write that down but it's true.

    Look at how many big construction projects are chock-full of foreign labour. It's because they are expendable, if I had a pound everytime I've heard someone think they are giving me a home truth by telling me they don't like older/British/unionised/direct labour blokes (delete as appropriate) because they are awkward or slow or expensive as justification why they have brought in 10 Croatian blokes for the cost of 2 british workers, I could retire. They do it because they can essentially bully them and have them working their bollock's off for nothing. Which is not on in my eye's.

    God bless those poor people affected by this, I'm afraid some very rich people have got a lot of blood on their soft, dirty hands.
  • Re: Tonight's the night

    Super Charlton we are Charlton Covered end We are Charlton!!!!
    Gotta be enough
  • Re: Tonight's the night

    Personally I think the Moderators do a magnificent job and hand out Promotes only when a post truly deserves it.

    I'd willingly sell my house and all it's contents to assist the Moderators in what is an unthankable and difficult task which they do with nothing but grace and dignity for all members.
  • STATBANK: ENDOF SEASON REPORT 2014/15

    While compiling this season's stats AFKA and I realised, with a suggestion by Stig, that we never published the 2014/15 report, so here it is:

    There are 20 pages with each page numbered at the bottom of the page, but there are some gaps between pages so keep scrolling down - good luck

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  • Re: Tonight's the night

    Please note than some of us didn't take advantage of the situation.

    Promotes are earned through thoughtful and inciteful posts and the sheer wonderfulness of Board moderators, not solicited through sycophancy.
  • Re: Tonight's the night

    I'll have one, 6 away games this season driven 2000 miles, finally got to see a win today.
    #Justselltheclub
  • Re: Tonight's the night

    No1 Hit song 1961 by the Shirelles off their 'Tonight's the night album' enjoy :wink:
  • Re: Favourite chants at Charlton games

    A palarce fan hanging on a string
  • Close Encounter with Meire (QandA Royal Greenwich Suite)

    Further below, is my recollection of my question put to Meire in the QanaA pre-Southend game.
    I think I can give a pretty much verbatim account as I read out my prepared question, took notes, and Meire had little to say in reply.

    We only had 45 minutes and I believe there is to be a fuller account the CASTrust website and I don't want to speak for others who asked questions - all of which were in one way or another critical of the regime - with one notable exception. A chap said she /the club should be proud of what she/they have done in providing the cheapest seats to watch football in London. Not a question of course but one well received by Meire. It immediately occurred to me that if seat pricing was his sole criterion (which is the implied logic) then on that basis, were Millwall or Palace to offer cheaper seating would the 'questioner' simply up sticks and go there? Anyway..........
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    Preamble: CJ:
    KATRIEN. YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES BUT YOU HAVE FAILED TO ADDRESS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF ALL.
    AS CEO, YOU HAVE PERSONALLY PRESIDED OVER A CATASTROPHIC THREE AND A HALF YEAR PERIOD FOR CHARLTON ATHLETIC

    WHILST MANAGERS HAVE COME AND GONE YOU HAVE STAYED IN YOUR SINECURE POST WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED WITH ENORMOUS RESPONSIBILITY BUT WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY WHATSOEVER.

    YOU CLING TO A MEANINGLESS MANTRA OF 'NOT DOING FAILURE' WHEN ALL THE EVIDENCE PRESENTS OTHERWISE.
    IF YOU REALLY HAD THE BEST INTERESTS OF THIS CLUB AT HEART YOU SHOULD HAVE RECOGNISED THIS LEVEL OF FAILURE AND RESIGNED

    Question: CJ
    IN FACT, THE DECENT AND MOST GRACIOUS THING YOU COULD DO IS RESIGN RIGHT NOW TODAY
    THAT’S RIGHT ISN’T IT?
    Response: KM
    WELL THATS YOUR OPINION

    Follow up: CJ

    YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DEFEND THREE AND A HALF YEARS OF FAILURE?

    b>Response: KM
    ITS YOUR OPINION

    Follow up: CJ

    SO,
    RELEGATION TO THIRD TIER
    LOWEST LEAGUE POSITION SINCE 1926
    DISAFFECTION OF FANS
    PUBLIC AND IN-GAME PROTESTS
    LOSS OF AROUND 4,000 STHOLDERS
    DWINDLING CROWDS

    NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY,
    NO ACCOUNTABILITY,
    NOTHING?

    Response: KM
    IT IS FOR SURE OUR RESPONSIBILITY BUT FOR YOUR QUESTION......(voice trailed off)

    Final comment: CJ

    NO REAL RESPONSE THEN.

    END
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  • Re: Charlton vs MK Dons post match views

    It really irks me that people are arguing that we should sack KR and bring in Euell and JJ. Not because I think KR deserves a chance but our issues go so so so much deeper than who is manager.

    Why does anyone think that JJ, an outstanding bloke that he is, but a club captain who cannot get anyone to perform for him or the team is going to be able to turn a corner as manager/coach for us. I suggest you look at the poor recruitment of players since RD took over and then decide if you think anyone can sort that shower out first.

    There was a reason Powell built a successful team. And it goes beyond stats.