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Taylor won’t play if season re-starts

Lyle Taylor has told Lee Bowyer that he won’t play for Charlton again when play resumes. His contract expires on June 30th, and does not want to risk injury and banish any lucrative summer move.

It’s hard to blame Taylor, or any player that doesn’t want to take the risk, but anyone that has seen Lyle’s recent interviews will have seen him disillusioned and infuriated about how the club’ owners have treated him.

It’s one in the eye for Lee Bowyer though, and us fans of course, and simply endures the drama that has surrounded Taylor’s stay in SE7.

In an interview on TalkSPORT this morning Bowyer also says that Chris Solly and David Davis have also said they won’t play. Interview below.

Somewhat more surprised at Chris Solly, who has been at the club for 18 years, but whose contract runs out in June. Other players who are officially out of contract this month are Adam Matthews, Naby Sarr, Lewis Page, Jake Forster-Caskey, Jonny Williams, Albie Morgan, Tomer Hemed and Ben Amos.

Plus all of the loanees….

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  1. Bob Green #

    Another kick in the teeth for us Charlton supporters, Lyle was an idol for many of us ,he was a player I loved to watch but this one action refusing to play has let us supporters down.

    June 1, 2020
    • We’ll always be here Bob. No one else (almost nearly anyone else) really gives two hoots.

      June 1, 2020
  2. Norfolk Red #

    It is a big disappointment to read that Lyle will not play in the remaining games if this season continues to its conclusion. He has been a big player for Charlton and made an immense contribution during his time with the Club. During that time he has been a committed player and a talisman on the pitch. He can hardly be criticised for not wanting to jeopardise his future playing and financial security with barely enough time to squeeze in two games before his contract expires on 30 June. The EFL has hardly helped matters with its handling of a resumption of the Championship which is motivated by money rather than the integrity of the game. Equally, Lyle can secure his future with a big money transfer. At this stage in his career he must do what is in his best interests. We would all do the same in his position.

    The real villains of the piece are Douchebag, Southall and Nimer who have all had adequate opportunity to negotiate mutually agreeable terms with Lyle, even if it was just short-term to secure a transfer fee but all three are too shortsighted to see the obvious. And they call themselves businessmen? I believe that Lyle deserves the fans respect and we should all wish him well provided, of course , he doesn’t go to any of our SE London rivals! I feel sorry for Bows who, along with his staff, continues to work tirelessly for the good of the Club with no thanks whatsoever from ESI. I just hope a ‘football man’ like Huw Jenkins can give us that much needed stability that enables the Club to grow over time rather than constantly fire-fighting. COYR!

    June 1, 2020
    • It’s incredible how Bowyer still finds the desire and energy to get up in the morning!

      Agree on the villains Norfolk. RD was utterly useless at contract negotiation and planning. Of course he thought he was a genius.

      Maybe once or twice to be fair to the old scroat he may have had a good idea or two mostly about micro electronics, whereas Southall hasn’t got to brain cells to rub together and Nimer has probably never done a days work in his life!

      June 1, 2020
  3. greg brown #

    As if we don’t have enough to worry about in the boardroom,we,and poor Bowyer are now faced with Lyle Taylor and two others not wishing to play out the remaining games of the season.
    Taylor has been a revelation for us for two seasons and is undoubtedly a good player,but apparently doesn’t want to play the remaining games in case he picks up an injury which would jeopardise a big money (wage) move in the closed season.
    If the season had been completed as normal this year in early May,would Taylor have been able to opt out of the last nine games for the same reason?
    Also,what has happened to the loyalty deserved to be shown to Bowyer,the rest of the staff,players and supporters ?
    Yorkshire Addick

    June 1, 2020
    • Can you imagine Bowyer doing that in his day? Does want to get injured as it might affect a move, so didn’t fancy it!!!

      Bow had more big moves in his career than Taylor’s had hot dinners.

      June 1, 2020
      • greg brown #

        How can Taylor get away with saying ‘i’m not playing because I may get injured and it will affect my moving away in the summer’……I could understand him not playing because of the dangers related to the virus at the moment,but his reasons are purely financial.Surely he is in contempt of his contract.He has gone way down in my estimation.

        Yorkshire Addick

        June 1, 2020
  4. Shadow Play #

    Given the way the club has messed him about I can see where he’s coming from, but I think he should re-consider, he is known for his loyalty and it does seem to be out of character, he’s still being paid after all.

    Chris Solly I am a bit more surprised by, does this means that he’s leaving at the end of the season, especially if we stay up? As club captain and a one club player for all his career I think he could realistically expect to be retained if he played and got injured, but he’s no longer first choice RB and his long term injury means that his next contract (should he leave Charlton) is likely to be with a L1 or L2 club.

    June 1, 2020
    • I would assume Solly has been told he’s not going to be offered a new contract.

      As for Taylor. He does like a bit of drama. Is this just him playing up to the crowd again? Think it does go against his personality and ego, plus I would suspect any potential suitor would be surprised to see him act like this.

      By my reckoning he could play 3 games before June 30th.

      June 1, 2020
  5. rierti #

    Taylor has happily picked up his wages since March whilst getting himself fit for his next club – leaves a nasty taste! Gone down in my estimation. If he won’t play suspend him and ban him from the club.

    June 1, 2020
  6. Delboy #

    If Bowyer was not there we would have buried already.No support from EFL,Takeover madness and now losing top scorer.
    He knows how to stoke up players so as long as he is at helm we have a chance of staying up.

    June 2, 2020

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