He'd make a better of job of running Charlton
Well no one saw that coming did they ! It's been on the cards for months but now it's a cert it doesn't make it any more bearable.
I think the game that convinced me it was all over was back in December away to Brighton. 2-0 up in 6 minutes and then it all went so wrong. Other lows include most notably the game against MK Dons. They have to be just about the worst I've seen in many years not least in terms of effort and commitment - both were missing in action !
It's easy to blame Fraeye for all this but he like Luzon and Peeters is just symptom not the cause. We all know what is at the heart of the problem. Fair play to Duchatelet, he's a quick worker. A club that has taken generations to build is systematically dismantled in just two years........impressive !
To cap it all off after weeks of silence our CEO pronounces how deeply disappointed everyone is. Deeply disappointed !! Doesn't get anywhere near how most of us feel.
I could go on and write several paragraphs listing the litany of mistakes and failed appointments over the last two years but they're well documented. One of the most telling things is that as recent as January Meire and Murray were defending all that had gone before and even outlining their plans for the future whilst ridiculing " the 2% " that were protesting.
That typifies this regime - a refusal to acknowledge the truth that was staring them in the face. Allied to this was / is the stubborn refusal to do anything about it. hogwash from Murray about the most important relationship is between the owner and the manager. This all followed on from Katrien outlining her vision including Target 20k.
I think it'll be long time before we get a one off crowd of 20k never mind it being an average attendance. No doubt that's how we'll be able to describe attendances next season......average.
I honestly believe that Roly thought we'd get out of it even when Riga was appointed. He had two warnings before but utterly failed to learn from them very much like many other things.
This most unnecessary of relegations and woeful seasons is now drawing to a close. One can but hope that the same could be said of Roly's ownership. He'll do well to get his rumoured price of £38m. I suspect the man who doesn't do failure won't appreciate how self-inflicted it all is.
I'm sure Katrien won't appreciate relegation being confirmed with two home games still outstanding as the weird customers vent their feelings during those matches. Are you sitting uncomfortably ?
Nothing will improve until Duchatelet goes of course and what happens in the meantime it could get even worse. In the meantime we have witness the most awful of seasons play out in front of our eyes.
At least over those two games we may witness two teams who'll be playing in the Premiership next season.
Ah the Premiership..........I remember that !
Come On You Reds !