Bury 0 Charlton Athletic 1
Making a point..
Pre-game Karl Robinson was again chatting to Addicks outside Gigg Lane and told a fan that Ricky Holmes has been sold from under him by Roland Duchatelet for “debt management.” Afterwards to the press he said that Duchatelet refused to sanction a part exchange with Sheffield United getting Samir Carruthers plus cash for Holmes as Duchatelet just wanted the money.
Duchatelet is taking his last kicks in the stomach of our proud club, which is already doubled up in pain following the Belgian’s 4-year ownership. Just 5 players on the bench today including two long term injuries, an academy player and a goalkeeper.
Another low as Duchatelet’s destruction of our club knows no bounds. Still Robinson also said that the club will give an update on takeover talks this week. Presumably that will fall to Richard Murray, who why he’s at it’s should speak up against the Belgian’s ownership. We’ve heard absolutely nothing from Murray and time, if it’s not too late, to try to get a slither of credibility back.
I was out throughout the game, so nothing much of it. Credit to Robinson for corralling a spirited performance. Yes, we beat the division’s worst team, but that is two wins in a row, and we are back in the top 6. Credit also to Chris Solly and Jake Forster-Caskey for wanting to make the long journey. Incidentally JFC did come on for the last couple of minutes.
Quote: “I got a knock on my door on Thursday morning from Jake and Sols. They said to me ‘gaffer, even if we can only play five minutes, can we be around the lads. This is now about us sticking together as a football club.”
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