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Posts from the ‘Johnnie Jackson’ Category

Jacko appointed AFC Wimbledon manager

I’ve had a post entitled ‘What’s next for Jacko’ sat in my drafts for a week, and that question has been answered today after Johnnie Jackson was appointed AFC Wimbledon’s new manager. Terry Skiverton will be his assistant.

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Sandgaard closes door on Jacko chapter

“Charlton Athletic can confirm the departure of Johnnie Jackson as the club’s Manager. Jackson was announced as Caretaker Manager in October 2021, before being appointed as the club’s permanent Manager in December 2021.

Charlton Owner and CEO, Thomas Sandgaard, said: “I would like to thank Johnnie for everything he has done for the club. He is a Charlton legend who has given his all for this club as a player, captain, coach, assistant manager and manager.” (more)

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Accrington Stanley 2 Charlton Athletic 1

7 league games without a win and just one goal in five games, that a fortuitous penalty given for handball yesterday.

In full disclosure I gave yesterday a miss, deciding instead to do something more worthwhile than put myself through another hour and half of oppression.

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Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson has never been short of a word or three but his assessments of Charlton and Johnnie Jackson in particular before and after their win over us yesterday was insightful and interesting.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Oxford United 4

I decided to give yesterday’s game a miss and took the football-widowed-other-half out for lunch. First time I have forced myself away from a game all season, and I’m grateful I did as it sounded desperate.

Despite a bright start Karl Robinson’s Oxford rolled us over. Punishing us in key areas and apparently we got away with 4.

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Planning, or the lack thereof

If you word searched this Blog over the last decade of posts the words ‘plan, or the lack thereof’ would feature heavily when it comes to Charlton Athletic.

Any form of a plan was taken out of the Charlton dictionary around about 2013.

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Terry Skiverton is Jacko’s new assistant

Long time Yeovil Town player, captain, manager and assistant manager Terry Skiverton is set to be announced as Johnnie Jackson’s assistant this week.

An East End boy, he did spend two years at Welling United in the 90’s but there is where any connection ends.

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Play resumes

It’s been a little odd without football this Christmas week. Yet, it does look like we will be back in action on Saturday.

Jacko talked today of a decent sized group of players to pick from, but the unknown is which players are suffering Covid after-effects and have had none or little training due to isolation. It will certainly be hard to guess the line-up.

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Jacko appointed

Boom 💥

The news we have been waiting for came today when Johnnie Jackson became permanent Charlton manager signing a deal “which will automatically renew at the end of each of the next two seasons based on success on the pitch for the Addicks.”

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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.

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Getting my mojo back

When Conor Washington’s shot hit the back of the net on Tuesday night, I was up punching the air, office chair flying across the room, didn’t care who saw. I was back.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Rotherham United 1

The difference from just two weeks ago is astonishing.

Jacko has overseen three games, each very different, but the level of performance and commitment has been exceptional. There were so many points in tonight’s game where under Adkins we would have crumbled or given up the ghost, yet this team under the guidance of Jacko is doing exactly what it says on the Charlton tin.

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Sunderland 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Unrecognizable that performance. Full of core traits we hold dear – passion, spirit, commitment. Since 1905 it is all you can demand as a Charlton fan.

Sunderland had won every league game at home this season, and then up on the LNER comes this rag tag of bunch Addicks led by a man dressed like the bloke from the Milk Tray advert. They must hate us.

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Run down the wing for me

Jacko has made no secret of his desire to manage Charlton. Signed by Phil Parkinson on loan almost 12 years ago we have all seen how much this club means to the ex-skipper. I have many memories of Jacko raging like a crazy man in front of ecstatic Addicks’ fans pumping his chest. You can’t manufacture that shit. Charlton Athletic means a lot to him, as it does us.

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