I have to be honest here.
I couldn't raise myself to head to Essex despite the attractive pricing and a relatively easy journey.
What transpired is exactly the kind of performance I was expecting from the current Charlton, under the stewardship of our Interim One.
His record speaks for itself.
Our club is broken.
In no way was Colchester beating Charlton a shock or an upset.
Magic of the cup?
To this end, I gave myself a Charlton holiday and went to visit my mum in her care home.
Spending time with a person who is a shell of the one I remember is always done with a heavy heart.
At present it is millions of times preferable to spending any extra cash on Charlton.
Of course, just as you might look at a totally dependent, bed bound Altzheimer's patient and remember the good times, we can all look at the YouTube clips of Charlton's amazing history- the history KM has dismissed as irrelevant to the project The Shareholder has set up.
I refuse to accept the highlight of being a Charlton supporter should now be spotting ex Academy graduates on Match Of The Day.
I won't be getting all warm and fuzzy as I think of the handful of games they played for us before being sold off ASAP to keep the pockets bulging of our multimillionaire owner.
(Valley Gold anyone?)
Sorry KM but we deserve better.
If you wanted that kind of relationship with
football fans customers, your boss should have bought into a League 2 club or below.
Of course, we may well be a League 2 club before the project is completed, though one with 'Premiership Aspirations' naturally.
Charlton Athletic 2016 is a mess.
The 'weird' customers have had enough.