After all the negativity that has been floating around regarding our lack of transfer activity in this January window, I think it’s about time we had a good hard look at the facts.
It’s understandable that many Charlton fans are going into panic mode as it’s been 21 days and we have only signed Andre Green, but ESI has only owned the club for less than three weeks and after the mess Roland has left at the club, it’s going to take a lot of work to get things back to normal again.
Look at it this way, if you never cleaned your house for almost six years what sort of state do you think it will be in? It certainly won’t be good let me tell you that. The same thing has happened here with Roland, he has left Charlton to rot in his time in charge and now ESI have it all to do, I think that the job they have at their hands is a lot harder than what most fans are making it out to be.
It’s the cost-cutting by Roland that has put us in a position where our sustainable and sensible signings lie in the depths of League One, yes we have money but we can’t overspend otherwise the same thing will happen to us as it is with Derby County.
The way ESI are doing things is the way we need to do it, there’s no point spending over our means when we can’t make it back easily, everything has a price and in football if you pay the price of the FA or EFL the club could be in a huge amount of trouble and that is what ESI is trying to avoid.
With the final week of transfer proceedings almost upon us, I think it’s time we all took a step back and let them get on with it, stop tagging Matt Southall on Twitter asking what’s going on or spreading negativity across social media because right now it’s something we don’t need. Have faith and trust the process.
Don’t blame ESI, blame Roland for all this lack of activity.