Former Charlton chief executive Peter Varney slates the sacking of Chris Powell in a long interview with the South London Press: Varney
The Ebbsfleet supremo reckons that owning half a dozen clubs dilutes the passion. But perhaps we can leave the passion to the supporters?
I watched Roland's latest video and whilst it didn't tell me very much that was new, he is making more of an effort to communicate with the supporters than his predecessors.
The recent initiative by a group of supporters to set up a dialogue with the board has come under criticism for being self-serving and pompous. Others argue that the initiative should be left to the CAS Trust, although that only has just over 1,000 members which is at best about 10 per cent of the hard core support. If you haven't joined, I would urge you to do so, as it is the nearest thing we have to a collective voice for the fans.
The 'Royal Oak' group is formed around a core of old Valley Party warriors which means relatively little to 'Generation Y' younger supporters. One fan commented, 'Gen Y have a habit of disregarding anything that involves a struggle. In the research I have seen their number one priority is themselves and is a huge move from previous generations where it has been family, friends, community.'