Clean slate..

After being a mardy bastard, NFFCBlog would like to extend a slightly-less-than-frosty welcome to Billy Davies.

After being a mardy bastard, NFFCBlog would like to extend a slightly-less-than-frosty welcome to Billy Davies.


Okay, before the news was confirmed I had a good old grizzle about the soon-to-be-arrival of Billy Davies.

Well, now he’s arrived and comes with an impressive record at Championship level, so there seems very little point in continuing this policy of moaning.  As many of you have already pointed out via comments, I might add!

So, officially it’s a case of welcome on board Billy.  Whilst I remain fairly cynical, I am certainly prepared to back him and the team – it would be foolish to do anything else.  As I intimated before, avoiding relegation is paramount this season – it is simply not an option, and really if you look at it on paper, then Davies probably was the best option on that front.

Whether we get the kind of ‘football’ he dished up at Derby, or at Preston, remains to be seen – but since I imagine he is likely to adapt his style of play to fit the players, perhaps prophecies of ‘hoof ball’ might not be as accurate as could possibly be.

He officially starts work on Monday, leaving Pembo a chance to impress against Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday, a game I’ve opted to miss in favour of trying to get to the league games.  So, welcome to Billy and to his new assistant David Kelly, who both arrive with three and a half year contracts.

Let’s get behind the lads and see if we can’t compound Charlton’s misery a bit.  Oh, and you never know, we might do something in the cup too!