Saturday, 29 April 2017

The money wasted on transfer fees

Based on a detailed analysis of the accounts, VOTV editor Rick Everitt (the man that put the 'Ram' in 'Ramsgate') looks at the ten most expensive signings under the current regime and concluded that only one of them offered value for money: How Duchatelet wasted £10m on fees

It's an interesting read. The only disappointment is that the Rickster did not write anything to commemorate the shelling of Ramsgate 100 years ago on Friday.

Charlton could reach the dizzy heights

If they beat Swindon tomorrow and results elsewhere go the right way, Charlton could reach the dizzy heights of 12th in League One: Dizzy Heights

For many fans much of the interest will be in the protests before (and probably during and after) the game. We should also remember the plight of fans at other clubs burdened with incompetent owners, exemplified by the match between Blackpool and Leyton Orient: Fans united

Friday, 28 April 2017

Chinese interest in Palace

A reputable Chinese company have expressed an interest in acquiring Crystal Palace: Selhurst

Desports already own Granada in La Liga and are trying to buy a Belgian club so they could almost have a Roland style network but without the incompetence.

New role for Bowyer?

Lee Bowyer may be promoted from his current role to replace the outgoing coaches at Charlton: Coming Man?

Karl Robinson has been impressed by his mentality and his attention to detail in his current assistant role.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Takeover talk bubbles on

There continues to be takeover speculation surrounding Charlton Athletic: Other buyers

How much substance there is to this remains to be seen. It is evident that the Australian consortium were also looking at other clubs and probably did not have sufficient money anyway. However, the publicity given to them may have flushed out other potential buyers.

The Blackheath Addick has an interesting take on the possible stance of the AFC: Site changes

Have you no shame?

That is the question VOTV editor and leading vinegar pisser Rick Everitt puts to Katrien Meire: One final question

Rick also has a little pop at me. I did think at one time that as Katrien Meire is clearly an intelligent woman she might see the error of her ways and learn from her mistakes. Unfortunately, that has not happened.

You can see an excellent new video from The Guardian about the fight against the regime here: < The fight for the club's future

Coaching departures

Charlton's coaching bench will no longer be overstocked with Simon Clark and Richie Barker departing, meaning that the only senior coach left is Belgian front man Chris O'Loughlin: Valete

Andrew Crofts has triggered the contract extension he qualifies for after playing a set number of matches: Andrew Crofts

The news was not greeted with joy by all Charlton supporters.