Katrien Meire held the latest of her 'get to know you' meetings with Bromley Addicks before yesterday's game. The meeting lasted 35 minutes. Various accounts came back to me, including one from the Bloke Beside Me.
KM was accompanied at the beginning by Kevin Foley, who has a calf muscle tear. He attended the meeting for five minutes before being dismissed. Also in attendance was a guy who has responsibility for building works, apparently this was Tony Keoghan.
Richard Redden, the author of a lavishly illustrated history of Charlton, started the proceedings with a monologue which covered his dislike of the regime and his dislike of CARD, how the pitch was sacrosanct and CARD were guilty of breaking the he sanctity of the pitch.
There were calls for Katrien's resignation, which were met with wry smile. She was urged to get Roland over to meet fans.
A question was raised over the Sparrows Lane development and in case you had not noticed has now been delayed till 2018. When Mr Keognan [?] asked how had relegation affected it, someone called out money. He then denied this and waffled on, with no clear explanation that undermined the rationale that money was the reason.
There was the usual stuff about previous mistakes and learning from them and she was called out on these, with no real response, other than she wants to focus on future and not the past. "Why keep on about the past, we want to look to the future and make this great club successful again. And we need you guys to help us do it, tell us how".
Thomas Dreisen was mentioned and she failed to answer what football qualifications he had. She stated he was one of a number of people on the network scouting team.