Friday, 26 May 2017

Attempt to sign Maddison

Charlton would like to sign Peterborough midfielder Marcus Maddison. Karl Robinson tried to sign him in January, but was put off by the £2m price tag. I wouldn't hold your breath as promoted Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United are also interested: Marcus Maddison

He started his career at Newcastle United, although he never played a league game for them. A rude 'Swiftian' comment has been inserted into his Wikipedia entry: Career details

Perhaps more realistically, Charlton are in a bidding race with Luton Town for Oxford United midfielder Liam Sercombe. In this case the fee is a more affordable £150,000: Liam Sercombe

Sercombe is originally an Exeter City product: Career details

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Remembering the greatest game

It's the anniversary today of the play off final against Sunderland and the Daily Telegraph features the greatest game. As Mark Bright notes, incredible is a word too much in football, but that game was incredible: The greatest game

Charlton swoop for Rocking Robin

Charlton have made an offer to Swindon captain Nathan Thompson who is a free agent at the end of the month and does not want to play in League Two. Predominantly a centre back, he can also play as a holding midfielder or at right or left back (and probably drive the team bus as well): Nathan Thompson

Thompson is a product of the Swindon youth set up and made his league debut in 2010 in a 0-3 home defeat to Charlton.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Nathan Byrne won't be back

Nathan Byrne, on loan at Charlton since January, won't be back next season. Wigan want him in their squad for next season: Nathan Byrne

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

No Belgian loan deal for Tony Watt

There will be no Belgian loan deal for Tony Watt: Tony Watt

Quite what his future holds remains uncertain. It is difficult to see yet another loan deal being secured, but he does not fit in with Karl Robinson's plans.

Three chase Holmes

Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff City have joined Sheffield United in an attempt to sign Charlton winger Ricky Holmes. No fees have been mentioned in any of the reports I have seen.

Hopefully, the club will stand firm. Fans would regard the departure of Holmes as a major blow.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Botaka released by Leeds

Jordan Botaka, on loan at Charlton in the season just ended, has been released by Leeds. It's a bit harsh to describe him as a 'flop' at The Valley as this report does, but I certainly wouldn't want to sign him: Jordan Botaka

In another shock, Roger Johnson has been released by Charlton. As the SLP's Richard Cawley commented on Twitter, 'That won't go down well with the fans.'