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This week?

Unless Jacko signs a contract on Friday, Saturday will be his 58th day and 10th league game as caretaker manager. There’s a been a few additional cup games as well.

Negotiations are clearly happening, but sticking points I presume revolve around control, contract length and salary. Jason Euell is an interesting pawn in proceedings as well.

Initially I was one for giving Jacko until the end of the season, but in this everlasting job interview he has proven a worth way beyond that. If Charlton don’t make the play-off’s this season, then only one man, or possibly two or three, will be to blame, and none of them are Johnnie Jackson.

The January transfer window is fast approaching and Jacko says he has his ideas alongside I suspect Steve Gallen. Let us hope that Sandgaard has at least learnt from the summer debacle and not wait until the final dregs of the window.

It’s been hard to put a finger on Thomas’ management style. It is a rock ‘n’ roll mix of eccentric, meticulous, hard-nosed negotiator, naive, egotistical and pragmatic.

He does like the adulation, so why engage the wrath of a more and more obstreperous group of fans. I’m sure the deal will be done, I can’t even fathom the alternative, but it is kind of disrespectful and plain stupid as to why after almost 60 days we are where we are.

Saturday’s game at Plymouth is set to go ahead under a cloud of another surge of Covid cases and rules. Good luck and Godspeed to all of the Addicks making the long journey down to the West Country Saturday.

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  1. Les #

    Thomas was slow in sacking Adkins and now is slow in appointing Jacko and Jason but he is the boss,he did save our club,and I’m sure we are close now.
    Onwards and upwards.

    December 17, 2021
  2. Chris #

    I understand from a very reliable source that Thomas addressed staff at a Christmas event a week ago that “Jacko was the man to take the club into Europe”….

    December 17, 2021
    • “…into Europe” so that’s a three year deal then 🙂 or maybe he means a European summer friendlies tour.

      December 17, 2021
  3. Mike #

    Agree CA, makes no sense at all why Sangaard has been dragging his heels, the way Jacko has performed, even keeping us in both cups, which was a rarity for Charlton!
    Considering the circumstances we were in, ( I have to admit, whilst I wanted Jackson to be given a chance, I can’t believe how well he has actually done.) I doubt the very best manager in the premiership,would, could have done a better job.

    Chris, all very good announcing to the staff a week ago “Jacko is the man to take us into Europe” well get on on with it and make him the Manager now Mr Sangaard or are we going to have to wait for another one man guitar show at the next home game, playing another dreadful dreary song, for him to make the announcement?

    December 17, 2021
    • Chris #

      Pleased to say Jacko appointed as permanent manager today…..let’s continue to fully get behind Jacko and the team.

      December 17, 2021
      • Thanks Chris 👏 👏. I woke up to your message 😀

        December 17, 2021
        • Chris #

          My pleasure….

          December 17, 2021

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