Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sir Chris now longest serving manager

Sir Chris Powell is now the longest serving manager in the Championship following the departure of Tony Mowbray from Middlesbrough which says something about short termism in football.

Over at Selhurst Park it was a case of history repeating itself in the relegation stakes as Crystal Palace went down 1-4 to Fulham. It got ugly at the end when a section of Palace fans barracked their players as they departed the field after a fifth successive defeat, with the defender Damien Delaney turning on those doing the booing. According to Richard Cawley of the SLP, two home players had to be told to applaud the supporters.

Manager Ian Holloway had a long meeting with the chairman after the game, keeping the media waiting. At least he could then drive home quickly as whatever he did he wasn't going to collect any points. The only disappointment was that Darren Bent, who got some stick from the Nigels for preferring Fulham to them, didn't score.

Richard Cawley has tweeted that Charlton have started preliminary talks with Yann Kermorgant, presumably about a contract extension.

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