Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Warnock evades curse of Charlton

There is an increasing and unfortunate tendency for managers to evade the curse of Charlton by getting sacked or resigning before their team visits The Valley or hosts Charlton. The latest example is Neil Warnock at Leeds United: Warnock. Some people rate Warnock as a manager because they think that being gobby equates with passion and/or good judgment, but I don't. But in a sense he shows that once you get on the managerial merry go round, it is a long time before you finally fall off. No doubt he will pop up somewhere.

It is being suggested that Leeds might be after Poyet for next season, but the caretaker replacement is the head of the Leeds youth academy, one time Addick Neil Redfearn. He wasn't exactly popular at The Valley and I recall him having the nickname 'fish fingers', although I can't remember why. I think that I did see him score for Charlton against Wimbledom at Sainsbury's, possibly on Boxing Day.

With the table ridiculously tight, getting two home wins in a row next Saturday would be a big boost. I will write about tonight's game at Brighton later. As for Leeds, a good friend from Guernsey is a keen fan (as you are) and chose to go to university there so that he could support his team in person. But at the moment he seems more preoccupied with the exploits of Guernsey FC.


Anonymous said...

The Leeds fan from Guernsey can now forget about the Wembley dream as they got done by Spennymoor. I see Leamington are romping their league, as are the Welling Wings.
As for us, it is incredibly tight and as you say a further win & draw would suffice.

Wyn Grant said...

I knew about Spennymoor, but now it's a question of focusing on the league and promotion: they have an incredible backlog of matches, but then they can draw on all the island teams. I have been keeping an eye on the progress of the Wings.