Hopes were raised. Reports suggested Charlton were about to make a Board level statement. Like everyone else, I dared to dream that recent events may have bought about a positive change; Fraeye replaced with a manager with the correct level of competence and experience and...top of my wish list...Meire was leaving her position with immediate effect.
Instead, the hapless media team were forced to put out this piece of rhetoric from
regime puppet Mr. Murray: Club strategy and the future of Charlton
One tweet from the club promoting the piece suggested Murray "candidly addresses errors made by the ownership", except nowhere in the piece does this actually happen. He makes reference to certain things, agreed, the underestimation of the Championship to name one (didn't Katrien Meire admit that last season?), but nowhere are they actually 'addressed'.
There was also nothing whatsoever on the protests and widespread fan unrest beyond "patently there are some supporters who don’t like the ownership, but...". In itself, an address so brief and flippant that it could be taken as pretty dismissive of the good reasons behind it. Nothing, either, on the extensive criticism of the club's ownership from media sources and the football community as a whole.
Nothing on the untenable position of our CEO, Katrien Meire and the recent comments made in that seminar video, all of which contradict the idea that we're a club "who can be competitive in the Championship, but has Premier League ambitions". Murray clearly didn't feel a need to clarify the "customer" comments or the fact Meire feels it's weird we feel a sense of ownership to our club. In fact, the piece doesn't mention Meire at all as if to try and deflect us stupid people away from thinking about her insulting ineptitude.
Nothing on Peter Varney, but I guess that's the least surprising.
What's happened to Richard Murray? Go now whilst you still have a small amount of my respect left for better days long past.
All of this is a million miles away from being good enough. Insulting is an understatement. When will this nonsense end, and what will be lft behind when it does?