Thursday, 1 November 2012

Charlton Athletic: my part in its downfall

This article reviews the contribution of Iain Dowie, Les Reed and Alan Pardew to Charlton's downfall: Great managers

To be fair to Les Reed, he did a good job for us in a different role, it was just that he was promoted to to his level of incompetence, the wrong person at the wrong time. When I saw the bulging eyed Dowie on the pitch for the first time warming up with the players, I thought 'Who is this idiot we have appointed? This is not rocket science.'

Like many Addicks, I had great hopes of Pardew and he is now seen as a messiah on Tyneside. He could have got us into the play off places, but then he started tinkering with the team and the rest is history.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I'm a Newcastle United fan and I don't see Alan Pardew as a "messiah." He's still something of a 90s "route one" manager who has us playing like another one of his old clubs, Reading, much of the time only with better players. To a large extent he's living off the considerable achievements of his predecessor, Chris Hughton, who amongst other things brought in a excellent chief scout called Graham Carr.