Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's Les Reed's red and white army!

The appointment of Les Reed is a permanent one, chief executive Peter Varney has revealed in a Sky Sports interview. At least that means that we won't be guided from the spirit world through a medium employed by Glen Hoddle. I think that Les Reed is a good choice. Varney said that they would like to get someone to help him out and many of the Addickted would favour Mark Kinsella or Chris Powell.

Varney managed to take a dig at the Orange One. Asked whether he had anything to say about Simon Jordan's comments on the situation he said that he did not get to watch much children's television these days.

It is evident that performance on the pitch was a key factor in the club's decisions, although Varney said that the court case launched by Jordan had been a distraction for Dowie who clearly did not expect to get the sack.

Arguably the club has acted commendably swiftly in taking decisive action before it was too late to stage a recovery, although the pressure will be on the new team to get results, starting at Reading on Saturday. If there are questions, it is about the appointment in the first place. If Dowie has problems in getting on with people, or has strange training methods that the players don't like, why wasn't this picked up in the first place.

As the newsreels said when Chamberlain stood down as prime minister, 'Thanks Mr Chamberlain for all you tried to do.' The phoney war is over, the real struggle to avoid relegation begins now.

And I'm quite pleased I sponsored Mark Robson this season rather than continuing to support the manager.

Les Reed's Red and White Army!


Blogger jderek said...

On what evidence would most of the 'addicted' prefer Kinsella or Powell ? You seem to put your own views across, which is fine, but then try and claim you are speaking for the majority. You are a blogger, not a fan representative !

4:44 PM  
Blogger Kappacino Kid said...

I think it is a fair assumption that many of the addickted would not be unhappy to see either of these two stalwarts coming back to the club in a coaching capacity, both continue to be regarded affectionately, although that is not in my opinion a reason for bringing them in. Powell was offered a player coach role before maybe the coach bit will be resserected - can't see player contract with Traore, Gibbs and HH in front of him. Good luck to Reedy for our sakes as well as theirs.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Wyn Grant said...

In response to the first comment, I scan two fan lists. Of course, it's not scientific, but I think that a reasonable cross-section of Charlton fans are on there. And I was careful to say 'many' not 'most' in relation to Kinsella/Powell. You ought to see the methods that some journalists use, indeed many of them are saying that Charlton fans are alarmed/upset and on what basis?

6:13 PM  
Blogger Inspector Sands said...

Oh, leave off, jderek, you old misery, if you don't like it you don't have to read it, for heaven's sake.

The phoney war analogy makes me chuckle, but hopefully the Dowie dalliance will just be seen as an unfortunate mismatch rather than the moment when it all went wrong.

Hindsight, as ever, is a wonderful thing.

12:11 AM  

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