I'm fairly certain this evening marks an unprecedented low point with regards my own relationship with Charlton Athletic as a club.
When we were finally shown the exit door from the Premier League, then cascaded down to L1 (after a brief flirtation with the Championship), I felt bullish and still proud to be Charlton.
Now it seems the heart and soul has been ripped from Charlton Athletic, just so we can be a nursery club for a Belgian side.
Why should Powell be made to sell his, (and our), favourite players, only for them to be replaced by kids and journeymen who have lost their mojo elsewhere?
The Charlton role in the grand scheme is now just to get Roly's under performers back on track and then return them to their 'real' team.
I adore Chris Powell but surely he is now a dead man walking?
From the outside looking in, he's having his players sold without his knowledge and then receiving ones he hasn't asked for.
His contract runs out this Summer and it hasn't been reviewed or renewed.
Name a sensible player who would sign for him now, unless he were 'forced' to by the all powerful Roly Poly?
It would be impossible for me to hold Powell in higher esteem but I wouldn't sign for him in the current circumstances.
It's all very dispiriting.
Obviously, I'll continue going to the Valley and enjoy meeting up with friends but right now, it feels like *our* Charlton, for the immediate future at least, is gone.