Thursday 22 March 2018

Farewell, then, Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson has left Charlton Athletic by mutual consent and Johnnie Jackson and Lee Bowyer are in temporary charge, the first management duo since Gritt and Curbishley. Last man standing Richard Murray has thanked Karl Robinson for his services: Temporary bosses

Robinson was not the best manager we have had nor the worst. He faced difficult circumstances, not getting all the resources he needed. His heart was in the task. Even so, some of his tactics and formations were open to question and he was very fond of the sound of his own voice.

His win ratio at Charlton was 35 per cent which was a lot better than Pardew's 26 per cent, although Pardoo has managed to achieve 5.9 per cent at West Brom.

So, in the words of the newsreels when Neville Chamberlain stood down as prime minister, 'Thanks for all you tried to do.' I wish him well riding the Tiger at Oxford United and hope that his family gardening business in Milton Keynes prospers (see last VOTV).

In a statement Karl Robinson has thanked Charlton fans for their support during his 16 month stay: Statement

An announcement of his appointment at Oxford United is imminent and flags have already appeared along The High. Oxford United fans are complaining that the appointment lacks the promised 'wow' factor.

1 comment:

  1. Thank god lol good luck karl but he had no plan a b c d e f g h I j ......he kept playing his favourite flawed formation which wasn't working .He couldn't see it he never dropped megennis ,solly nor amos who been playing poor since October.I like what Martin Allen did at Barnet by axeing all the loanees and trialist he said ive got more people on trial here than the old bailey have!.
    What we need to do now is terminate amos loan spell send him back to Bolton bring igor back and all the loanees we sent out ie regan cook and kierhan grant we need all players now start playing for the badge and hopefully bowyer can bring back the formation of 4-4-2 we need 2 up front only playing megennis isn't working and he josh needs to be dropped asap