Sunday, 28 October 2012

Perfect storm at Charlton?

This was the heading of an article by Steve Tongue which appeared in today's Independent on Sunday following up a story he wrote last week.

He writes, 'Since last week's item on the sacking of Charlton Athletic's head of development, Rick Everitt, another Valley stalwart has left and fans have now become sufficiently concerned about the direction the club are taking to set up a supporters' trust, which will hold a launch party in early December to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Charlton's return to The Valley.' [Actually the Supporters' Trust was set up before the dismissal of Everitt became known].

'Like Everitt, who was instrumental in that campaign, Wendy Perfect was a loyalist of long standing who helped run away travel, the Young Addicks and the Valley Express coach service.'

'Following the acrimonious departures of the chief executive, Steven Kavanagh, and vice-chairman, Peter Varney, last summer, supporters are asking on the Charlton Life forum who will be next and suggesting that the hugely popular manager, Chris Powell, could be at risk if results do not improve.'

'Powell is believed to have an uneasy relationship with the current regime of chairman Michael Slater - a Manchester City supporter - and Tony Jimenez the former Newcastle United vice-president,' claims Tongue.


Anonymous said...

Wot a load of rubbish, the only decent guy who left was Varney, the others would have gone long ago if previous Board had the balls. Everett is the worst kind of Labourite with two house at least and a chip on his shoulder,he has thought he owned the club since Valley Party days, many people lost cash who loved the Club, they are better off without him.

Dave said...

Better off without Everitt? What a load of rubbish. Chip on shoulder? Yes, whoever worte this certainly appears to have one.

Wyn Grant said...

While I am not that well informed about Rick Evertt's domestic arrangements, I thought that he had a house in Ramsgate and a flat in Welling. He has been a Labour parliamentary candidate, but I don't see the relevance of that. I don't know how the people either side of me vote: what we share is a passion for football and for Charlton in particular. If someone is well off, they are just as entitled to vote Labour: I would have thought it was about values rather than wealth or income.

Anonymous said...

Rick is not always politically correct. He says what he means, and means what he says. That can rub some people the wrong way, especially those that may not be on the same political side.
But the tremendous work that he has done for, and at, Charlton Athletic is beyond reproach.
The same for Wendy Perfect.
Charlton Athletic is much better because of their efforts, and considerably poorer because they are no longer there working at their passion for the club.