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Holmes to leave

Looks like Roly will get to put more money in his pocket as it seems inevitable now that Ricky Holmes will leave us this transfer window.

Rich Cawley is running an exclusive that Holmes has made it clear that he wants to take the opportunity to go to Sheffield United to finally challenge himself in the Championship. The Blades sit just a point outside of the play-offs and have already invested heavily this window.

Meanwhile Holmes, who’s form has dropped drastically although he is not alone, will know that his chances of playing in the Championship with us next season look slimmer by the week.

Simply Holmes is one of our best players, a real match winner. He has scored 19 goals in a season and a half, many of them winning us points that looked beyond us, and has scored some of the best goals The Valley has seen for a long time. A popular figure among Addicks, his departure is utterly depressing.

I don’t blame Holmes for going, but I’m a Charlton fan, so where’s the next hero going to come from? Duchatelet is not going to re-invest is he. We are not stupid. Remember the old nut job dismantled the team at Standard Liege before he flogged it. Watch Konsa and Aribo follow Holmes out of the door. It’s heartbreaking.

But hang on.

“But what I won’t do is sell the player just for money. I’m sticking to my guns on that. I’d need a replacement immediately and then we’ll want to use the money to strengthen the squad.” Karl Robinson has said today.

But also: “That’s my whole crux of the conversation and I need to be trusted with that. If I’m not trusted then I’m not the person for the job.”

Where’s the popcorn, this could get interesting, and definitely more depressing..

3 Comments Post a comment
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    January 11, 2018
  2. Steve #

    I feel for Robbo but for us fans more
    Holmes is on his bike with Konsa, maybe Aribo also…we know where the moneys going, you can buy a fair few Leffes with that…and the takeover…tumbleweed
    Wake me up when it’s all over

    January 11, 2018
  3. LP #

    Isn’t this why we got Marshall? Go on Holmes if you want to and I hope you make it into the 1st team. I refuse to get upset. Roly can sell the lot before he goes just as long as he goes. All I want is to watch players who actually want to play for the club, run by people who understand what the hell they are doing – and to start re-building what these people have destroyed.

    January 14, 2018

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