Lee, Lee, Lee Bowyer
As I sit here like the rest of you looking at my watch move forward without any announcement of the ‘imminent’ takeover, I started to think how enthused I am, at least for the moment, that Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson are at the wheel.
Charlton is one of those clubs that has had much success when Charlton people have been in charge. I am sure there are many other examples but a club like Charlton needs people that understand the fabric of the club, it’s history and it’s community.
People like Alan Curbishley, Steve Gritt, Keith Peacock, Chris Powell and further back Mike Bailey. Or fans such as Roger Alwyn or Martin Simons. Whether it is players that never left like Sam Bartram or came back like Derek Hales or Jason Euell in a coaching capacity, success has followed (mostly, there was a certain Alan Pardew) those that ‘get Charlton’.
It’s also very heartening to think that someone like Paul Elliott could come back into the fold in an influential position following an Aussie takeover.
Jacko said that he knew that the fans had mostly turned on Robinson but once put in temporary charge last week, he and Bowyer would be given 100% backing by fans simply because they are ex-players, one came through the youth team and the other has played over 250 games.
It’s true, and the way Bowyer has acquitted himself in front of the media and the way he and Jackson got the team to play on Saturday, only added to the love. It might only be one game, but I’m hoping these two are allowed to get a few more under their belt. I think the Covered End feel that too.
If the rumour mill is accurate, it seems the prospective new Australian ownership group has Harry Kewell targeted to move in as the Charlton manager. Given what many are saying about Lee Bowyer, as former team-mates at Leeds United and having worked together at Watford three or four years ago, wouldn’t it be a natural to have Kewell, Bowyer as well as JohnnieJackson as a superb threesome directing the fortunes of a renewed and revitalized Charlton Athletic?
We can only hope so Bob. My concern is that Kewell may wish to bring his backroom staff from Crawley Town, leaving Bowyer and Jackson out in the cold.
Warren Feeney is Kewell’s no.2. I would think if the Aussies are to appoint Kewell, he and Bowyer may already have agreed to work together.
Couldn’t agree more, Charlton DNA will restore pride, sense of togetherness and get us punching above our weight once again
Cue Harry Kewell then…just like us to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory
Why not give Lee Bowyer a chance…he’s done ok so far and seems to have a wise head and experience at all levels. The last thing we want at this delicate time is meddling by new owners just because they can. As Steve says “snatching defeat” is a real possibility.. OK Kewell and Bowyer might be mates but how’s Bowyer feeling?
CR….it just seems a sensible compromise, given new owners almost always clean house and bring in their own people. The Aussies obviously have close ties with the Aussie Kewell. I have no idea how Bowyer would feel, but if it were me, rather than being bounced out of Charlton, I would be more than happy to maintain the role I had previously been playing, but now working with an old friend, rather than the cliche spewing, motor-mouth Robinson. One victory on the spin does not necessarily a successful manager make and should Kewell falter, there is still the chance of a shot at the job for the currently less experienced Bowyer.
Managers with Charlton in their blood, we shouldn’t forget Eddie Firmani.
Definitely Danny. Firmani is a legend.
Blimey lads. One game! But the reaction is a measure of how bad its been. My jaw hit the floor after that first goal and i couldn’t believe my eyes. Is it reaĺly that easy to get it right? And then i got angry at the unadulterated rubbish we have had to watch. But angry at who? Robinson for sure. But the players too. Even given the rubbish tactics they could have given more. Still, onwards and upwards. Off to watch the highlights again and look forward to monday.
Two games now LP 😉