Friday 26 February 2021

Charlton now at 33/1 for promotion

The bookies have virtually written off Charlton's promotion chances with the Addicks priced at 33/1, notes Richard Cawley of the SLP: https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/bookmakers-dont-fancy-charlton-athletic-for-league-one-promotion-with-burton-result-not-helping-build-confidence-of-late-upturn-in-results/

Cawley notes that Lee Bowyer will have be in charge for three years next month, albeit at first as a caretaker role, and he knows that results will have to improve.

It's been a turbulent three years with some difficult ownership problems to deal with.   In the crucial period last summer the club was in the hands of people who have been described as charlatans (shurely, businessmen of the highest probity and great foresight?, ed).

Gratitude can be a rapidly evaporating commodity in football and there is no room for sentimentality.  As the clich√© says, it is a results business.   However, excessive short termism is also to be avoided and that is certainly Thomas Sandgaard's perspective.

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