Monday, 14 March 2016

We've heard it all before Katrien - [Reissued]

[This post is being reissued as Katrien Meire has paid to have negative articles about her largely cleansed from search engines - no-one should be able to control free information]

"The club is extremely saddened by the situation which has lead to supporters demonstrating before, and during, the match against Middlesbrough on Sunday."

Come off it! The situation didn't occur on Sunday morning. Why weren't you extremely saddened last week? What about when Roland last got off his arse and put in an appearance? Why not after the Karel Fraye furore? What about the Guy Luzon recruitment lies etc. Have they finally realised they are pretty much on their own? Has the penny (or millions of pounds) finally dropped for Roly? Or, is this just another cynical attempt to be seen to be saying the right thing? What Roland needs to do is sack Meire this week or we know the answer.

They go on. "We are determined to do everything we can to work together with supporters to build our relationship with them and make sure they remain at the heart of this club." Really? Well, take the first step Roland and sack the primary cause of the antagonism, your clueless CEO.

Sacking Meire won't get you out of this mess but it would be the only acceptable first step if you are serious about trying to get the majority of the club's remaining supporters back onside and try to save your investment. The trouble is, this smells very much like yet more lies from the CEO who continues to try to spin her way out of the impending disaster. A desperate attempt to support her failed season ticket renewal and avoid reporting ongoing and increasing losses.

On with the fight. Intensify the protests and hold firm on the season ticket boycott. Avoid the temptation to to spend any money whilst at matches and do anything else you can to cut the income and ram the message home to Roland Duchatelet that he will pay a big price for his stubborness and his failure to run our Charlton Athletic professionally. When we win this battle, the next owner will be far more likely to be someone with a serious plan and commitment to develop and promote the club, because they will know what to expect if they don't have those qualities and ambitions.


Martin Edwards said...

"Je négocie moi-même tous les transferts"

This is a direct quote from her interview in L'Echo. Doesn't take much to realise she is saying. I negotiate all the transfers myself.
That is from the start of her tenure and includes those in and out. So anyone who thinks she is not responsible for the lowering of the standard of football at the valley can think again.

Anonymous said...

Roland will not sack the daughter of a very good friend of his. How do people think she really got the job and the fact that she is still there! Roland does not have the balls to do the right thing!