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Jordan Cousins: An appreciation

This column originally appeared in the 27/02/2015 edition of the South London Press. The other week I was asked who was my Player of the Year so far. I was stumped. Earlier in the season there had been some runaway … Continue reading

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Lessons in leadership for Guy Luzon

I’d like to think we’re a pretty accepting bunch, us Charlton fans. For example: It had been less than a week since the adored Chris Powell was sacked when I first heard fans rallying around his replacement. The “Jose Riga … Continue reading

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SLP Column: Why December will be crucial in Charlton’s season

For the first four months of the season, Charlton fans have dared to dream. In public utterances expectations have been mellowed, ambitions have been dulled. But we’ve all glanced at the league table and our proximity to the summit and … Continue reading

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SLP Column: Charlton fans shouldn’t write off George Tucudean because of one miss vs Millwall

Two weeks ago we watched Charlton draw another frustrating blank against Millwall. As expected, Bob Peeters’ side were superior in every department apart from finishing – a fact best summed up by George Tucudean’s late fluffed chance. At approximately 94 … Continue reading

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Players Don’t Deserve The Blame For This Disappointing Season

I left the The Valley late on Tuesday night. Long after the burger vans had been shut down and the floodlights switched off. I trudged up Floyd Road in the customary manner – head bowed, muttering rude words under my … Continue reading

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Marvin Sordell Deserves Another Chance With Charlton

Will Marvin Sordell come good? That’s a question we started asking ourselves last summer after a few tepid performances from our big name loanee. By January, most had settled on their answer and the only thing charitable about it was … Continue reading

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The Best & Worst Of Roland’s “Network” So Far

Last Tuesday was an eventful day. In the space of 12 hours Charlton fans were presented with the best and the worst of Roland Duchatelet’s “network”. Before Reza Ghoochannejhad’s stunner and Ben Hamer’s last-minute heroics rightly stole the majority of … Continue reading

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Reserve Judgement On Riga Until The End Of The Season

He undoubtedly needs a new suit and tie combo, but beyond that Jose Riga has made a decent first impression on Charlton fans in his first five games. If you ignore the capitulation to Burnley then you’ve got two deserved … Continue reading

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Diego Poyet: Chased By Barcelona & Arsenal, But Made In Charlton

Charlton players your non-Charlton supporting mates have heard of; they are a rare breed. Scott Parker was one. Jonjo Shelvey was another. Yann Kermorgant briefly flirted with becoming one but never quite made it. But Diego Poyet is destined to … Continue reading

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Powell Sacking Raises Serious Questions About Duchâtelet

One chapter ends, another begins. The Chris Powell era is officially over. Roland Duchatelet’s is in full swing. Powell was a club legend and his sacking deeply saddened. For what he did for the club and what he meant to … Continue reading

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