Whether Nicky Forster thinks his short stay at The Valley gives him a licence to attack the Charlton board is a matter for debate. But under the byline 'Brentford striker's viewpoint', which certainly gives him cred, he launches into the new regime at Charlton in The Football League Paper.
However, apparently Phil Parkinson is a good friend of his. He states, 'This week has seen the departure of good friend and former manager Phil Parkinson from Charlton Athletic after two years in charge. With them fifth in the table and only onw win off the automatic place the decision seems baffling to say the least.'
Well, as the New York Addick has pointed out, if we kept on losing home matches we should be able to win it wouldn't be long before we were in a relegation battle. We are nine points behind Brighton, but just eight ahead of Tranmere in 20th place.
Forster continues, 'It was particularly fickle to see the new owners celebrating and preening themselves after Charlton took the lead against Swindon, apparently satsified with all, only to deem Parky's position untenable some 60 minutes later.'
I don't see why the new owners shouldn't celebrate us taking the lead. Admittedly, doubts have been expressed about whether they had already decided they wanted Parky to go. Equally, after seeing the performance against Swindon and our recent record, it wasn't unreasonable for the new regime to want a clean sweep.
BTW, I have no financial interest in The Football League Paper but I do think it is good value and it can now be bought more cheaply online. Even if you don't want to subscribe, they have some interesting tweets.