Saturday, 11 January 2014

Warning - feel-good factor

After an horrendously busy first working week of 2014 (new job responsibilities), I am looking forward to enjoying my weekend a tad more than usual. There are reasons to be cheerful and expectant but that signals a word of caution.

1. We are looking to go unbeaten in five.
2. Barnsley are bottom of the table and have only managed 6 points away from home from a possible 36.
3. The Tykes haven't won in six.
4. Roland Duchatelet is expected to make an appearance in front of a grateful audience.
5. Roland has made his first statement to supporters via the Official Site. It was a short but safe message in which he made two interesting points.
6. One of those was the announcement that Belgian Lawyer, Katrien Meire, will join the Board at the Valley. She has experience of a similar role at Standard Liege and I am guessing she is unlikely to be knocked unconscious by a foreign policeman following Manchester City. Looks like a good move to me.
7. For the record, the other was that they are having regular conversations with Chris Powell "about his plans for the rest of the season" (call me a cynic but I would have avoided limiting wording like that - hopefully nothing to concern us).
8. Roland has agreed to address player and staff contracts as a priority, so hopefully we can put that one to bed quickly. You have to hope we might get 10% more from the team today.
9. Finally, Roland has supported a hot air balloon to help improve the pitch and ensure today's match will go ahead.

Hopefully most of the fair-weather season ticket holders will make the effort today and the home areas will look fuller even if the away end will be emptier than of late. We have a long and unfortunate history of cocking days like these up. Let's hope the new broom brings us an immediate change of fortunes.

Charlton forever!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally, Roland has supported a hot air balloon to help improve the pitch and ensure today's match will go ahead.

Well that didn't go too well did it? An eighty mile round trip for me, wasted.
At least i didn't drive from Barnsley...................

Daggs

ChicagoAddick said...

".She has experience of a similar role at Standard Liege and I am guessing she is unlikely to be knocked unconscious by a foreign policeman following Manchester City." Classic