Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Addicks odds for relegation

Sky Bet are offering odds of 3-1 for Charlton to be relegated, the same as for Fulham. The three promoted clubs are all given the worst odds, but surely at least one of them will survive. Troubled Aston Villa are given 11/4 odds. We had a lot of the local Villa at our summer party and their view is that only one things stands between them and relegation: the arrival of Alan Curbishley at Villa Park. Portsmouth are also given 11/4 odds. I think they should be relegated from the Premiership anyway if they fail to bring their ground up to scratch which is always promised but never happens. These odds would give Charlton a 15th finish which seems realistic.

Paddy Power are more pessimistic, giving us 9-4 odds to be relegated and a finishing position of 17th.

Some of the Addickted reckon that the 16-1 odds on Middlesbrough look very generous.


Blogger colin from welling said...

You mention the ground as a reason they should not be in the Prem but I remember reading in the prog for last season's away fixture that they don't even have the necessary infrastructure to have a youth set-up.

This is a wrong IMO. Being in football's top tier should carry responsibilites, one of which should be the provision for a youth setup so they put something back into the game.

Portsmouth are where they are purely on the strength of Mandaric's money. Now Gaydamak has taken the baton on by buying him out and they're being linked with moves for the likes of Anelka, Campbell and the Portugese with figures of 8m and 10m being mentioned.

The situation is an utter disgrace. It's morally, completely wrong that this should be allowed to go on, more wrong than what Chelsea have done IMO.

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