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Made in Charlton

It was great to see Ademola Lookman score for Everton yesterday. I was thrilled for the lovely young man. Every Addick can be rightly proud that he was ‘Made in Charlton’. It was equally as good to see Joe Gomez return from his long term injury for Liverpool last week in the FA Cup, and he too was on the bench yesterday at Old Trafford. It can be impossible to keep these players from moving to the next level, particularly when Charlton appears to be low on ambition, and the reality is that we have become a middling League One club.

I think under Robinson, if he is allowed a longer term to influence young prospects, we may see academy players stay to play closer to a century of games. Of course we know Katrien Meire’s view on moving our best young players on, and for Roland Duchatelet, it is just a way to make money for his network project.

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Fox farmed out. Replaced by Lewis Page

The latest on the academy production line was sold today. Morgan Fox signed for long term suitors Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £700,000, which is quite a lot less than Meire turned down in the summer.

Anyway, the best of the luck to the Morgan, who did make 116 appearances for the club and to be fair I think the lad needs a fresh start. In my mind Fox never gave less than 110% for the club, where had been since he was 14. He was always first over to thank the fans, and wore his heart on his sleeve and gave everything to his best ability, and I never understood why he was singled out for stick, because there were far more deserving cases.

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A social function

Wyn Grant found these quotes this morning and thanks to some good work by one of Charlton Life’s finest the whole interview with Duchatelet and his partner Mareike Höfte, who is the president and the front person of STVV, can be found here in two parts. Click part 1 and part 2.

I have paid close attention to Duchatelet and his family since they bought ‘my’ football club almost to the day 3 years ago, and I am convinced that they, more so him, are completely cuckoo.

He really has no concept of sporting integrity or ambition and the ultimate dream of any human being that has ever pulled on a pair of football boots or walked into a professional football club’s stadium for the first time.
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Charlton Athletic 0 Peterborough United 2

Bit of a shocker today by all accounts as we were comfortably beaten by Peterborough at The Valley in front of more sparse stands. Robinson pretty much involved everyone available to him, and despite losing Lee Novak who has joined the injured ranks, he played a very attacking formation with Lookman, Botaka, Magennis and Ajose all starting.

This all seemed to leave an already pedestrian midfield even more isolated and I feel for Morgan Fox, who obviously is not playing well but I don’t agree with booing your own players.
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Charlton Athletic 2 Port Vale 0

The 426th man to take charge of a Charlton team under Roland Duchatelet actually did better than most of the previous caretaker managers and won 3 points today beating Port Vale 2-0 at another morgue like Valley. It was very much Russell Slade’s team, and it was interesting listening to Kevin Nugent on video after. For sure Slade had a positive influence on the back room, making it even more impetuous of Duchatelet to kick him to the kerb so suddenly. 
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Colchester United 2 Charlton Athletic 1

A new low but believe me under these three executioners lows worse than this are coming. And Richard Murray should not escape either. Honestly Richard show some humility.

Fraeye put out a team to win, on paper it was decent, but you win nothing in life without having any dignity or balls. For all that Fraeye is an half-arsed clown, those representing our great club today should have a good look at themselves in the mirror tonight.

No one came out of the game with any credit. No one except Pope that is, who kept the score down to two in the first half. One of the goals obviously coming just before half-time, this after we get another injury. It’s like Groundhog Day.
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Behind the back of the sofa

We’ve found a few quid because today Tareiq Holmes-Dennis and Morgan Fox were given extended contracts.

19-year old Farnborough born Tareiq Holmes-Dennis has signed a two-year contract extension, which commits him to the club until June 2018. Left back Holmes-Dennis is meant to be a big talent and has already played 37 games whilst on loan to Oxford and Plymouth and made his Charlton debut off the bench against Dagenham & Redbridge in August.

And the club have stolen a march on Manchester United by extending Morgan Fox’s contract a further year to June 2018. Fox reportedly was being monitored by United with other clubs interested. Ipswich were sniffing around the Welsh 22-year old last season. Fox has excelled under Luzon for whom he has played most of his 43 league games.
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Over budget

Katrien Meire has opened up to the South London Press on how the club have overspent on wages this summer. This has been caused not only by signing better quality players than in the past, many of whom are internationals, but also by offering bigger salaries to both Jordan Cousins and Johann Berg Gudmundsson. I would add that players loaned and signed from Standard Liege previously were probably not as costly as signing, say, Simon Makienok from Palermo.

The continued cost of players loaned out and the cancelling Andre Bikey were all highlighted by the CEO, and it sounds to me that Luzon will be made to wait for any loan additions.

Katrien also confirmed that both Morgan Fox, currently on duty for Wales, and Nick Pope are in discussions on contract extensions. If they materialise then that would be great news for Addicks, and whilst a lot of us have concerns over the depth of the squad currently, a look at the current length of player’s contracts should mean we won’t have the same issues next summer that we have had these past two.
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Pardew sparks the silly season

And not just down at Selhurst Park where apparently Steve Parish has agreed a £2m compensation with Mike Ashley for Alan Pardew’s services! A marriage made in heaven.

The transfer window opens on New Year’s Day and although it remains to be seen what plans Roland Duchâtelet has for us, the Charlton rumours are rolling in.

The gift that keeps on giving is Andy Delort, signed by Wigan for £3m on summer deadline day in a blaze of self-social media publicity driven mostly by his Dad. It was no secret that Duchâtelet had banked on bringing in the 23-year old from Tours who was joint top scorer in Ligue 2 last season.

In the end, and the Belgian could hardly be blamed, the self-aggrandizing and inflated fee was enough to put the Addicks off. Since, Delort has struggled to make any impact at all with Wigan. Signed by Uwe Rosler, but dropped to the development team, Delort has not even made a matchday squad for the Latics under new manager Malky Mackay. Delort in 8 Championship appearances has yet to register a goal, but has scored 5 for Wigan’s development side against the likes of Morecombe, Walsall and Tranmere.

Talk is that Delort will move to The Valley on loan until the end of the season.
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Fox Hunt

With Rhoys Wiggins being out for a minimum of 6 weeks with a fractured foot, Big Bob was a little coy on who would takeover at left back in the coming games. Morgan Fox has patiently waited in the wings appearing only at Fulham in the League and in the two League Cup games.

The Welshman may not have impressed as much as he did at the tail end of last season under Jose Riga, but the 21-year old needs and deserves a run of games. Coquelin, Gomez, Solly and Wiggins, even Cousins could probably all fill in there, but I would prefer to see Fox.
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Investment in the pitch and players

Good news week at The Valley with news of plans for the installation of a new playing surface and new contracts to two more academy graduates Morgan Fox and Dillon Phillips.

The replacement of the very sorry looking Valley pitch will begin on May 19th and the work will take 7 weeks. I expect another pre-season mostly away from home, rumoured not surprisingly to include a trip to Belgium.

The new pitch will include undersoil heating and 3G to the pitch perimeter and technical areas.
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