And so ends one of the most depressing seasons in my Charlton supporting life. Relegation of the team and alienation of the supporters.
If the club can find someone prepared to take on the role of head coach he will be the fourth occupant of the post in nine months and the seventh in two seasons. And the people who brought us this instability and failure seem convinced that, having "learned from their mistakes", they are the best people to restore stability and bring success. We'd better enjoy the cricket season because the prospects for the next football season look bleak indeed. Blackpool have just dropped into League 2 and who is to say that we won't follow them? A football club needs a narrative to unite around and at present there is precious little to fire enthusiasm. Ridicule is another matter, however. The Chris Wilder affair seemed yet another example of the club's ineptness.
There will be plenty going on over the next month or two. Protests will continue. A head coach will presumably be appointed. Players will depart. Players may even arrive. We will continue to try to bring you comment and analysis although this website usually allows itself a short hibernation during June so please forgive a certain slimness of content for a few weeks as we take a bit of a breather.
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Anyone know a good pub in Fleetwood?