There was a big attendance of around 400 at last night's meeting of Charlton supporters in Woolwich. There was a constructive atmosphere and it was agreed to seek further dialogue with Roland. A rather full report can be found here: Supporters' meeting . There is another interesting report from top blogger Kyle Andrews here: Chris Powell's Flat Cap
A video of the opening speeches is now available from Voice of the Valley: Opening Speeches
The Huddersfield 'football for a fiver' game was mentioned as suitable for some kind of protest, although what form that would take is not clear at present.
CAS Trust are to be congratulated on organising on what was evidently a well-run meeting which responded to a felt need among fans of the club.
I would just sound three notes of caution. First, there was a hint of a wish to revive the campaigning days of the Valley Party. That was a great achievement, but we mustn't try to relive the past. This is a different set of circumstances without one clear objective.
Second, I do not agree with those who think that the best outcome would be if Roland sold up (not that I think that he is likely to). It is by no means clear that a good quality alternative buyer is available. In many respects, I was had as many worries about the Slater/Jiminez regime as I have about the current one, although they were different concerns.
Third, Steve Dixon put a well phrased rhetorical question in terms of whether we wanted to be part of a Belgian franchise or an independent club based in London. At the end of the day, that is not our choice. The owner is the owner. That, of course, doesn't mean that nothing should be done and I would hope that Roland and Katrien will recognise that a constructive dialogue with fans is to the benefit of everyone.