Charlton 0- 4 Man Utd. What to do? Another miserable slump at the tail end of the season. There are those who'll jump on the bandwagon calling for Curbishley's head, but as far as I'm concerned that man is a Charlton legend and deserves to call it a day when he decides he wants to. In just little over a decade Curbs turned us from a team with no stadium and a penchant for relegation to an established premiership outfit, and all on a meagre budget. People should bare in mind when reflecting on the season that any team that loses the quality of Parker, Jensen, Di Canio and Rufus is going to suffer. I guess the next step up for us is to do a Bolton or Everton and become a top 6 team.
I'd like to see what Curbs could do with the financial power of say liverpool.
This brings me to another point, why is it we tend to give foreign managers more time then their english counterparts to get results? Fans and management throw excuses around, like "they need time to adjust to the culture and the type of football played here." I've been a fan of Benitez for a while but if he fails to win the champions league this season, this will be the worst liverpool performance since Man Utd won the triple. If that was Sam Allarydice or any other English manager in his place, he'd be sacked at the end of the season.