Things seem pretty surreal to me at the moment. Nothing is making logical sense. Following Charlton can be testing at the best of times, but this feeling of utter hopelessness is something very different. A sense of despair born out of the never ending stream of stubborn, ill-judged decisions made by Roland Duchatelet. If, on the face of it, it made no sense whatsoever, I could easily believe he is trying to get Charlton relegated. The evidence to the contrary is harder to find than the justification for Bulot as a professional footballer.
Perhaps in some bizarre parallel universe occupied by Roland and his deluded Yes Men, failure is rewarded. There's evidence of that being the case stood in the home technical area at the Valley on a matchday. Roland's moribund network model is destroying our club. Things are getting desperate.
Last night, Norwich should have blown us out of the water well before half time. Luzon response during the break was to warn the players they "wanted it too much" in the first half (no really, that's what he said - see link below). If that abject, passionless, shameless performance is Charlton trying too hard then I clearly know nothing whatsoever about football.
Yes, for a 15-20 min period in the second half we upped our game slightly, but that is relatively speaking from a starting point of indescribably shit.
If you wasn't there, do not be fooled by talk of a 'fight-back'; it was never once convincing enough that you actually thought we'd be able to pull it off. Moreover, it would have been totally undeserved.
As odd as it may seem to say, in many respects the two goals we did score could have done more harm than good as they served only to paper over gaps bigger than the Mariana Trench. I never celebrated either in the way I should have; in the way I deserve to as a loyal supporter. This could have been Cardiff all over again, except we don't have the players anymore and Johnnie cannot do it all on his own these days.
Watching our Skipper's frustrated and angry figure out on that pitch is heartbreaking.
What is evident is that Tony Watt MUST start, if only because he looks like a bloke who feels our pain and gives a shit. Bulot should never be anywhere near Charlton's team ever again and Buyens needs to be reminded about personal pride. I'm told Henderson is fit again, and whilst I can accept the club may be cautious with his reintroduction he can't come back quick enough. Sadly, I have no faith he can dislodge Dmitrovic from a team heavily influenced by our delusional owner.
Luzon is so far out of his depth it is embarrassing. His post-match comments laughable (except they are not funny). Even when we faced low moments with Powell you had faith his players would have ran through walls for him, whereas I doubt any of the current squad would hold the door open for Luzon. He will fail, because he doesn't have it in him to succeed. Nothing personal, Guy, as I'm sure you are a nice enough fella, but I want you out of my club before you play your part in destroying it.
Just three points separate us from the relegation place currently occupied by Millwall, and four point from the 'relative safety' of mid-table. On the face of it, to a logical thinker, all is not lost yet, but I have no doubts whatsoever we are going down. Not a single doubt.
Absolutely buzzing for Brentford on Saturday...