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
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
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 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
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
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
Friday, 12 May 2017
Thursday, 11 May 2017
The News Shopper has selected the six top protests of Charlton's 2016-17 season, accompanied by an extensive gallery of photographs: Pitch protests
I would rather recall our six best victories of the season, but that list might be difficult to produce.
Charlton are in talks over signing highly rated Partick Thistle centre back 21-year old Liam Lindsay who has a £750,000 price tag on his head, according to the Scottish press Liam Lindsay
However, promoted Bolton are also in the frame and the Jags don't want their keeper to move south of the border for at least another season.
Lindsay is a product of the Partick Thistle youth system: Career details
Tony Breeden's crucial penalty save
That was the comment of a Brakes supporter after Leamington won the Birmingham Senior Cup at Molieneux last night by beating Wolves on penalties, the first scored by their Sam Bartram style keeper Tony Breeden.
Leamington's promotion and cup victory is some compensation for another season of disappointment and alienation at Charlton.
Match report here: Brakes
Monday, 8 May 2017
Charlton have expressed an interest in Rochdale striker Ian Henderson who scored 19 goals last season: Striker
This presumably implies that Tony Watt will be moving on (no surprise there) and Nicky Ajose will not be returning.
One Addick has tweeted in relation to Henderson, 'Another Crofts or Novak.'
Rod Liddle was writing in the Sunday Times yesterday about the fate of Blackburn Rovers under their current owners, Venky's. He concluded the article, 'I remember, a few years back, a close mate of mine telling me in excited terms that his club were about to be taken over by a foreign owner with lots of money to splash around. Just watch us go! And indeed we did. The club was Charlton Athletic and the owner was Roland Duchatelet.'
Liddle reckons that 'Charlton look set for a long sojourn down below the waterline.' Liddle is, of course, a Millwall supporter, but, to be fair, he has backed CARD.
Sunday, 7 May 2017
Player of the season Ricky Holmes wants a new contract. He has twelve months to run on his current deal, but he is not the highest paid player at The Valley, receiving less than Nicky Ajose: New contract
We can't afford to lose Holmes who brings real quality to the team. Indeed, it would be good to make him captain. Over to you, Katrien. Deploy those negotiating skills.
Karl Robinson is keen to bring Stephy Mavididi, recovering from injury, back to The Valley on loan: Mavididi
Friday, 5 May 2017
The takeover talks with the Australian Football Consortium have stalled, but they could yet be revived with Roland Duchatelet willing to listen to offers: Not enough readies
The consortium were prepared to offer £25m, but had difficulty in raising the cash. This does not bode well for their ability to invest in the club.
Thursday, 4 May 2017
In a question and answer session with the CAS Trust Katrien Meire has apologised if she has upset fans. She also stated that the toxic nature of the club made it difficult to attract players. Other answers dealt with the Jimmy Seed stand: Katrien Meire
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Karl Robinson is planning a bid for MK Dons keeper David Martin: New keeper?
Declan Rudd has returned to Norwich and been granted a one year extension of his contract. However, I have reservations about Rudd (I think Phillips is at least as good) and would not want to make a bid for him.
Martin comes from a football family: Career details
Monday, 1 May 2017
Consolation for Charlton's poor season this afternoon when my non-league team Leamington won the Southern Premier League play off final against Hitchin Town 2-1 in extra time. The crowd was a ground record of 2,108.
So next season they will be just three tiers below Charlton.
Match report here: Brakes Reports