Monday, April 10, 2006

International Addicks

I owe this insight to a lister, but on Saturday we finished the match with nine overseas players in the Charlton eleven with ten countries represented in the side over 90 minutes.

We started with Myhre from Norway; Spector from the USA; Hreidarsson from Iceland; Sorondo from Uruguay; Kish from Bulgaria; Holland from the Irish Republic; and Euell who plays for Jamaica. Perry, Bothroyd and M. Bent represented England. Later Rommedahl from Denmark and Bartlett from South Africa were brought on.

Of course, the management team is entirely English. And the debate about a successor to Curbs stimulated by some ambivalent remarks he made over the weekend rarely features a foreign manager. However, at least we are getting some sensible suggestions at last, e.g., Mark Bowen. Nevertheless, some people still seem to prefer a manager who is gobby and jumps up and down a lot (this being called 'passion') to proven technical coaching proficiency at a high level.


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