Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Nathan Byrne won't be back

Nathan Byrne, on loan at Charlton since January, won't be back next season. Wigan want him in their squad for next season: Nathan Byrne

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

No Belgian loan deal for Tony Watt

There will be no Belgian loan deal for Tony Watt: Tony Watt

Quite what his future holds remains uncertain. It is difficult to see yet another loan deal being secured, but he does not fit in with Karl Robinson's plans.

Three chase Holmes

Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City have joined Sheffield United in an attempt to sign Charlton winger Ricky Holmes. No fees have been mentioned in any of the reports I have seen.

Hopefully, the club will stand firm. Fans would regard the departure of Holmes as a major blow.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Botaka released by Leeds

Jordan Botaka, on loan at Charlton in the season just ended, has been released by Leeds. It's a bit harsh to describe him as a 'flop' at The Valley as this report does, but I certainly wouldn't want to sign him: Jordan Botaka

In another shock, Roger Johnson has been released by Charlton. As the SLP's Richard Cawley commented on Twitter, 'That won't go down well with the fans.'

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Robinson: 'I do my business in a very private way'

Robinson is upset that Ben Reeves' agent has revealed that there have been talks about a move for the 25-year old attacking midfielder to Charlton. He is a free agent after having been let go by MK Dons: Private transfer talks

I suppose one has to expect that managers will want to hire players they have worked with in the past.

One person commented on Twitter, 'For an experienced manager Robinson sometimes seems exceptionally naïve.

Reeves started his career at Southampton: Career details

Monday, 15 May 2017

Robinson's summer headache

Karl Robinson will not be able to make the fresh start he would like in the summer because he was constrained by past mistakes made by the regime in the shape of long-term contracts signed for players who turned out to be not fit for purpose, argues VOTV editor Rick Everitt: Simmer headache

The Rickster does point out there are a number of players from whom we may benefit in terms of retention, promotion or sell on clauses.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

An important summer

This blog post argues that this is one of Charlton's most important summers (agreed) and that Roland and Katrien can still get it right (possibly, but past performance doesn't give much assurance): Summer of hope?

Illustrating the story with one of those photos of Katrien where she looks as if she has got a wasp in her month doesn't help the story line