Thursday, 15 January 2009

Curse of Charlton

So Glenn Roeder has been sacked as Norwich City manager after Charlton managed to pull off a FA Cup win at Norwich on Tuesday. What particularly upset the Norwich fans was that the winning goal was scored by a former Ipswich player.

There was less comment on the result than I expected on the Charlton blogs when I returned from my visit to Italy (and some superb food), but a refreshed Charlton side appears to have done well. In particular, Darren Randolph appears to have done well in goal.

As Churchill put it, this may not be the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning. It will give the side - and the fans - a little more confidence. Of course, the real test will come against Wednesday on Saturday. The prospects of proceeding beyond the fourth round are also not that good with an away draw against the Blades, but anything is possible.

One negative development is the rumour that Fulham are interested in Jonjo Shelvey. Apart from the fact that I would hope to keep him a little longer, he deserves to go to a better club that Fulham and one from whom we could get more money.


Finkle said...

As he's under 17, is it still possible a club could come in and get him on the cheap where a tribunal sets the fee?

Wyn Grant said...

This is a worry

Anonymous said...

Let's hope JJ's Mum doesn't need a new house !!!

Anonymous said...

I'll be very interested to see who Norwich go for. Talking to a Norwich fan earlier in the season they would appear to have financial problems in excess of ours.

Pembury Addick

Wyn Grant said...

They were refused permission to approach Nigel Worthington. Apparently Pardew is in the frame - you couldn't make it up. The financial situation is certainly poor.