Friday, 29 May 2015

New coach rumour

I give a low credibility rating to rumours in the French media that Pascal Dupraz may become coach at Charlton: Pascal Dupraz

Whilst Roland has a habit of changing coaches, there have been no suggestions that Guy Luzon's position is in doubt after a credible record last season.

The 52-year old has recently ended a second spell as coach at Ligue 1 Évian.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Lewis Buxton for Charlton?

Reports are circulating that defender Lewis Buxton is to join Charlton on a free. Buxton was with Sheffield Wednesday for six years, but injuries meant that he played only 10 games in the season just ended: Injury problems

Buxton started his career at Portsmouth and then had a long spell at Stoke City before joining the Owls. He was voted Player of the Year by supporters in 2012-13: Lewis Buxton

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

José Riga leaves mother ship

José Riga has left Standard Liege where his contract has not been renewed: Riga

John Hewie

John Hewie's funeral takes place in Lincolnshire today. Several former Charlton players will be attending, along with a representative of the Former Players' Association.

Here is a tribute from a local paper: Versatile World Cup player

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Bessat for Charlton?

The normally reliable L'Equipe is reporting that Vincent Bessat is in advanced contract negotiations with Charlton. The 29-year old left-sided winger is out of contract at Nantes where he made 27 Ligue 1 appearances in the season just ended. Caen are also said to be interested, but the Addicks are thought to be in pole position.

The play off victory against Leeds

This blog takes an in depth look at how Charlton survived in the first play offs in 1986/7: Victory

If the club had not won through its future might have been in jeopardy.

Congratulations to Joe Pigott

The Charlton loan player scored a late equaliser for Southend in yesterday's play off final against Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley yesterday, a nicely taken goal. He then went on to score the first penalty.

Quite a few Shrimpers fans had already left when he scored!

One question that arises is whether Pigott will now see his future in League One with Southend.