Thursday, 26 May 2022

Survey on new manager

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Garner appointed as manager

Swindon Town boss Ben Garner is to be the new Charlton manager.   Richard Cawley of the SLP says that the deal has been agreed tonight, including the compensation paid to the Rocking Robins.

Garner will bring in Scott Marshall and Scott Lindsey who were his assistant coaches at Swindon.   What this will mean for Jason Euell is unclear.

My initial reaction was that I was a bit underwhelmed, but realistically managers of the calibre of Beale or Warburton are not going to come to a League One club that finished in the bottom half of the table.

Swindon fans are unhappy.   One commented: 'We give a rooky manager a chance to prove himself and he kicks us in the teeth as soon as a new opportunity presents itself.'

Garner started coaching at an early age following a serious injury and came through the ranks at Crystal Palace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Garner


Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Pope sell on boost for Charlton

As they face a financial crisis, relegated Burnley are having to contemplate a fire sale of players: https://footballeconomyv2.blogspot.com/2022/05/big-challenges-for-burnley.html  

Former Charlton keeper Nick Pope is of interest to Premier League clubs and the Clarets value him at around £40m.  Charlton have a 'significant' sell on clause (10 per cent?): https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/charlton-athletic-set-for-significant-sum-if-burnley-sell-40m-rated-keeper-nick-pope/

Charlton also stand to benefit if Brendan Wiredu joins the Massives from Colchester.

Sunday, 22 May 2022

New survey: do you support a non-league club as well as Charlton?

If you support more than one non-league club, choose the one you most identify with and perhaps add a comment about the second one.


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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Curbs thinks Jacko should have had more time

Alan Curbishley thinks that Johnnie Jackson should have been given more time as manager given the state of the club when he came in.   He discusses his appointment at Wimbledon and looks at prospects for a new Charlton manager, suggesting there could be a surprise: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/he-deserved-more-time-alan-curbishley-on-johnnie-jacksons-charlton-dismissal-and-the-search-for-his-successor/

Lennon ruled out

Richard Cawley has tweeted that Neil Lennon will definitely not be the next Charlton manager which will be a relief to some supporters.

Cawley doesn't know who he will be, although he stated yesterday that interviews were taking place.