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Alfie to go

And good riddance. I’m getting pissed off with these young kids being schooled and nurtured by the club, get given an opportunity, play 20 odd games and want off.

No respect to sign a contract to give the club and it’s coaches that invested a lot of time and money to educate you, something back. You were literally playing in Solihull 14 months ago. No thanks or foresight. You’re not even fit son.

So you were upset by how you were treated by Roland Duchatelet, well me too. But you know what, you remember where you came from, work hard to get fit, control your self-serving agent, improve and actually achieve something. Then maybe you will get some interest from clubs a little bit higher up the ladder.

Well, thank you for the three goals and good luck on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke. I bet it is cold on that bench.

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Agents turn their heads and of course it’s in their financial interests to get them to move as much as possible. Agents don’t make enough money from loyalty.

    January 5, 2021
  2. The university I took my MSc at wanted me to stay on and do a PhD and were prepared to fund me as they thought I was a good prospect, but I got a better offer and took it. Was I wrong?

    January 6, 2021
    • I don’t know Wyn. How did it turn out? No regrets hopefully.

      January 6, 2021
      • It turned out very well, but I didn’t show loyalty.

        January 6, 2021
        • Probably your own decision Wyn. Or did you have an agent then 😁

          January 8, 2021
  3. Sisyphus #

    Didn’t Albie Morgan sign a new contract in recent months? “these young kids” are not all the same. Maybe LB should have pointed out the defensive errors that Doughty made as he did with AM to keep his feet on the ground…..
    This is the world they live in and we support. Lets hope they both prosper

    January 6, 2021
  4. rierti #

    Does Bowyer give the right encouragement to young players, I think that is a valid question?
    The criticism that Morgan endured was pretty dramatic and stifled his development last season. Davison has gone on loan to Woking where he is playing as a centre forward, in my opinion he will develop into a No,9 in his mid twenties but for now he should be playing off of an experienced No.9 in the co striker role. In the 60 plus years I have watched CAFC I can only think of two young centre forwards who have had success in that position i.e Stuart Leary and Carl Leaburn. Firmani Horsfield Flanagan and Hunt all played either on the wing or as inside forwards in their early twenties and did not become No.9s until they were more experienced. A prime example of playing No.9 when he was too young and not physically ready was Roy Matthews, when Firmani came back from Italy and took over as No.9, Matthews flourished.
    You will remember that I said last season that Doughty should not be playing as a full back but as a winger who would chip in with a fair share of goals. Did playing out of position colour his judgement regards moving.

    January 6, 2021
  5. Steve #

    Well said CA pisses me right off too
    Life goes in circles though right

    January 6, 2021
    • So they say Steve ⭕️.

      But there are always sharp turns lurking ⤵️

      January 8, 2021
  6. Mike #

    Spot on again CA, also agents have become too much part of the game, as the only real interest they have, is not in the player, but making as much money as they can from them!

    Another point that really pisses me off with a player such as Doughty, he was really a nobody in Footballing terms until Bowyer gave him a chance, which he took with both hands and showed how good he could be, which was great, but then he got injured. Charlton have done everything for him whilst he has been injured, which is long term, so as to make a full recovery, paid all the medical bills, rehabiliatation etc and continued paying his wages, they have even offered him a much improved contract, whilst he is still out recovering and not playing, which could be that he may even be not the same player as before with his speed! What does Doughty and his agent do? More or less say F… Y.. Charlton were off to pastures new with a couldn’t care a less attitude, with no morals at all.
    So if he wants out, Charlton should suspend all payments of any further treatment and tell him to stay at home your not welcome here and he can himself &/or his agent pay for ongoing treatment, rehabilitation etc, until he is sold on! Unfortunately we know that won’t happen as there would be uproar. The sad thing is, many players don’t live in the real world and realise what a priviliged life they have, as the only hard work they have to really do is lifting a pen to sign a new contract for more easy money and take no responsibility for what they have had done for them in the past to get them to where they are now! Loyalty & Privileged are not words they understand!!!

    January 6, 2021
  7. Mark Stonehouse #

    Well said C A.
    I am really fed up with the lack of loyalty shown by some young players. They are happy to join a club like Charlton to accept the coaching & expertise but don’t want to return the loyalty the club has shown them by offering the club 2, 3 or 4 years back when they get into the first team. Agents are the main cause of this as they want their % of a transfer fee as soon as they can get their grubby mitts on a load of £50 notes.
    Frequently the move is not the best in footballing terms but a few extra Bob can easily turn young heads.

    A word of warning to Alfie…look at what is happening at Forest and how well a certain striker isn’t doing. 2 goals so far & more minutes on the bench than on the pitch… hope he’s enjoying his few extra grand a week – he’s got plenty of time to spend it!

    C’mon Alfie, tell your agent you want to give something back to Charlton – the future is much brighter under our new caring owner and you’ll learn a lot under Bow & Jacki and if you prog
    ess you’ll end up at a premier League club with a lot more money than you’ll get now on the Clyde or in the Potteries… How about it Alfie? Sign a new contract and set a new trend – loyalty…

    January 6, 2021
  8. rierti #

    Mike makes some very good points but Lyle Taylor’s antics hopefully have not had a bad influence. In the 1980’s we had a very promising winger ( much better than Doughty) namely Mickey Bennett who had a bad injury and never fulfilled his promise afterwards although he continued to play. the same could happen to Doughty.

    January 6, 2021
    • Big fan of Mickey Bennett. Pace is important for these type of players. In recent times Michael Owen was the most well known for hamstring injuries countering his key strengths and ultimately ending his career. Note to Alfie’s agent: Alfie is not Michael Owen though.

      January 8, 2021
  9. Brendan #

    Our club is in a good place now. Astute winners in key positions. We may suffer short term losses but long term we’re looking good. For that I’m grateful.

    January 7, 2021
    • 🙏 to that Brendan. As I said the other day. Isn’t great to debating football and ownership nightmares. COYR.

      January 8, 2021

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