Friday, May 26, 2006

Three out today, Three in Tuesday

The big news out of SE7 today comes in the shape of Richard Murray's announcement that the new manager (and his 2 coaches) are set to be named in a press conference at The Valley on Tuesday 12pm.
Varney also revealed that the club had interviewed over 20 candidates for the post during the course of the last month.

Also announced by the club today is the fact that Bartlett, Johansson, and Jeffers have not been offered new deals, and have left the club with immediate effect. £8.25m worth of signings walking out of the door, and all on free transfers. Alright in truth none of us expected them to be around next season, but I find it hard to believe that we couldn't find a CCC club over the last few months that would have been willing to take a gamble on one of those lads, even at a knockdown price of something like £400,000.

Best of luck in the future to Johansson and Bartlett. Although neither player is up to the task anymore we have to remember what they did throughout their careers at Charlton, not just what they've done over the last few months of it. Jeffers is just a waste of space and I couldn't care less where he goes next. What a complete waste of money he has been throughout his career. Almost £15m has been spent on the jug-eared Fox in the box, and now it looks as though he will never live up to the billing he had in his youth. Still, who cares? He isn’t our problem any more.

So, time marches onwards towards Tuesday and the first press conference from our new manager. I'll certainly be taking a break from work at Midday and switching the telly in the canteen over to Sky Sports News. Lets all keep our fingers crossed until then and hope that the diligence and dignity shown by the club throughout the recruitment process will result in the right man getting the job.

To be honest, I still don't have a clue who the right man is, and I doubt any of us will until this time next year at the very least…


Blogger BC Addick said...

I have just finished making a comment on the "all quiet..." blog concerning the service of JJ and Bartlett. Well said cynic. I totally agree with you 100%. The two I feel have put in much effort and scored some memorable goals. It is a shame if they both read some of the blogs and read their names next to "useless strikers". Funny bunch us addickted.

8:19 pm  
Blogger BC Addick said...

Oh, and by the way, I have a couple of your work buddies visiting me in Canada at the moment!

8:21 pm  
Blogger CharltonChris said...

I know who you mean! Tell them I said hello.

With regards to JJ and Bartlett, I don't think that they have ever been guilty of not trying hard enough, just of not being good enough.

As Inspector Sands has already stated, it speaks volumes that both players have had good things to say about the club and it's fans now that they are leaving. Jeffers? Not a word...

9:17 pm  

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