So many chancers knocking around Charlton at the present time attempting to rip our famous club apart.
So, watching the Yann Kermorgant Valley Stories was a welcome reprieve and reminded us of what a wonderful player Yann was. A giant of a man on and off the pitch, genuine and honourable. Oh for a boardroom of Yann Kermorgant’s let alone team, as the old song used to go.
He certainly was extraordinarily loved by Addicks, and his departure was one of first very red flags of Roland Duchatelet’s ownership. I looked it up but he only played 89 games for us, and it got me thinking of how many other players became so cherished playing so few games. Young players sold-on aside.
Clive Mendonca played less 100 games for us, but mostly due to injuries. I’d be interested in your memories.
Conversely Johnnie Jackson played almost 300 games for the Addicks, and I don’t know if you have seen his Covid inspired music videos, but my are they bloody good. All written by himself, I think with help from his brother in law who is in the band The Rifles.
He has currently ‘released’ five songs and raised $5,000 for the charity Children with Cancer UK.
I was happy to listen to them again, so here they all are in one place: