The very best of luck to Jacko tonight.
There has been very few managerial caretakers in my Charlton supporting time. Funny enough the best one hands down was probably Lee Bowyer, the longest caretaker of all – 6 months in total.
If you have not caught any of Heather McKinley’s football stories and articles before then you are missing out. The Glasgow based Addick writes mostly for the Scottish football magazine Nutmeg, but somehow finds the time in between running her own strategic marketing business to write some excellent other stuff such as her chance meeting with Roger Alwen’s wife, also called Heather, for football journal The Blizzard.
The article about Heather Alwen’s role in their families ownership of Charlton and the struggle to get back to The Valley is superbly written and stirs some strong memories for me and my own family who lived game by game not knowing if we had a club to support the next week.
Great to read about a planned Curbs v Gritty match to celebrate 25 years back at The Valley and to importantly raise funds for the Charlton Athletic Community Trust.
The two sides captained by Steve and Alan and managed by Addicks’ legend Keith Peacock and Addicks’ fan Dave Berry will take place at The Valley on Sunday, September 17th, the day after Gills away. (more)
Former Addick Dave Shipperley passed away on Saturday aged just 64.
One of my early heroes when my Dad first took me to The Valley. Ship, Ship, Shipperley was in his second spell at Charlton then after spending three successful seasons with Gillingham in between his time at Charlton where he came through the youth set up.
He was a no-nonsense big centre half who raised Valley pulses when he used to lumber forward for set plays. He was a giant of a man and I remember him fondly when he would bring the ball out of defence with his feet.
Unbelievable. It appears that Burnley are set unveil their new manager…. Eddie Howe with assistant Jason Tindall. What a drama queen and I feel for the Bournemouth fans, who must be exhausted and upset by all that has gone on.
As a football fan, I feel let down too. There we were admiring Eddie Howe’s loyalty only two days ago and his words were as empty as Turf Moor on a Saturday afternoon. Burnley of course have the benefit of a few more years of parachute money and are 4 points off the play-offs. Money, there is that word.
Will it be Wise or Wilkins or both or Poyet or Hughton? Eddie Howe moved swiftly up the betting today but I thought he was off to Palarse. Garry Waddock’s currently hot to trot, although Lawrie Sanchez has been declared lame. Steve Clarke’s in the frame too. But what about Zola or maybe we should give Eddie McCreadie a call (one for my older readers that).
But seriously where do they get these names from? Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is 26/1, as is Iain Dowie?! And who an earth are Alex Inglethorpe and John Hughes? No wonder you never meet a poor bookie.
Port Vale announced a new manager today in Jim Gannon and Preston overlooked the pasty looking Parky for the much bronzer Phil Brown, so it won’t be one of those two but wait, Woy Hodgson, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti and Gerard Houllier will be on the job market soon enough. EDIT: Roy Keane is available tomorrow!
Anyway I am assuming nothing will be announced until after Sunday. Let poor old Keefy face the journos after an 8-0 thrashing eh and then wheel out the new bloke(s). I hope Keefy is made a Life President or something after and Slater and Jimenez make sure they look after the excellent Damian Matthew.
Paul Benson was on Twitter this afternoon saying that Peacock had run them ragged in training. Keith could probably do Benno over 20 yards to be fair.
Anyway wouldn’t it be brilliant if the away end could sing throughout the match at White Hart Lane on Sunday: ‘Keefy Peacock’s Red and White Army’. I’d love that.