Tag Archives: Roland Duchâtelet

Roland Duchatelet’s unhappy congregation

At Roland Duchatelet’s first press conference as Charlton owner, one of the Belgian’s statements stood out and gave me great hope for the future of our club. Duchatelet described the experience of belonging to a football club as a kind … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Blogs, SLP Column | Tagged , | Leave a comment

EXCLUSIVE: The inside story behind Guy Luzon’s appointment as head coach

Revealed! The inside scoop of how Guy Luzon was appointed*: The Valley sat deathly still and silent on a cold January night in South London. Darkness enveloped the stadium, save for one small window were a soft glow continued to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Riga’s Departure Sees The Return Of Duchatelet Doubts

Charlton Athletic, it’s happened again. A popular manager departs and is replaced by an unknown. At the time of writing, it looks increasingly likely that Bob Peeters will take the place of Jose Riga as the new head coach of the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in SLP Column | Tagged , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Blogs, SLP Column | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SLP Column | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in SLP Column | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Duchâtelet’s Gamble

In the summer of 2011 the men in charge at Charlton took a gamble. After rookie manager Chris Powell guided Charlton to 13th in League One, he was given free range to build a new squad from scratch. Michael Slater, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Features, SLP Column | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Poyet, Cousins, Lennon: Have Faith In Charlton’s Future Project

By Alex Stedman – Saturday’s game at the DW Stadium saw manager Chris Powell name a central midfield partnership with a combined age of 37 – the duo of Jordan Cousins and Diego Poyet. Cast your mind back to the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs, Features, Guest post | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment