Sunday, 11 January 2015

Apres moi, le déluge

So, Bob Peeters has gone, but who and what will follow? Rick Everitt gives his views here: After Bob?

Like Rick, I would be happy to see Riga back, but it is more likely to be his assistant. I still think that Guy Luzon is less likely. He is currently 1/4 in the betting, but he was hardly a success at the mother ship. But then Alan Curbishley is 16/1 and there are even odds for Dowie.

The club statement reads: 'Charlton have terminated the contract of Head Coach Bob Peeters with immediate effect, the club can confirm. The contracts of Senior Professional Development Coach Patrick Van Houdt and Performance Analyst Guy Kiala have also been terminated. Peeters signed a 12-month contract at The Valley in the summer and enjoyed a good start to life in the Championship. However, given the recent downturn in results and performances the board felt they had to make a change at this time. The club would like to thank the trio for their efforts and a further statement will be made in due course.'

Whoever comes in really needs the chance to invest in the squad, even though that function is separated from coaching. The squad is too thin.

I also think there is a lot to be said for managerial stability. The two most successful periods in the club's history were under long-serving managers, Jimmy Seed and Alan Curbishley. But new managers do usually bring a short-term boost and at the moment we badly need that.

Football is a game of thin margins and if Henderson had not been injured and Vetokele and other players had not lost form, the pattern of results might have been different. However, we are where we are and I was struck by how subdued the crowd was on Saturday both during and after the match, almost an atmosphere of quiet despair. It looked as if Bob had lost the crowd and that was one reason for moving on.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

CP's Flat Cap is really a superb summary of what's going on at CAFC at the moment. The only thing missing is what a great job C. Powell is now doing, (as we knew he would) and his reported desire to now take JJ. Doesn't he already have a big enough squad? R.D. is where the buck starts and where it stops, but he doesn't have to blame himself, if he casts coaches as the fall guys. If he doesn't get the next coach and squad size/investment right then it really will be time he took a good long look at himself and abandon this folly. But the super rich are so f*****g arrogant, I think it will soon be the time that I will have to find a new passion!
Caught between Roland (The Rock) and a hard place.

Anonymous said...

Nathan Jones, you've been gone too long

Anonymous said...

Can't see an English bloke, if not I hope it's Riga.

EXPCYP said...

As we all know Roland owns a number of clubs. Beware the old adage " Jack of all trades...master of none ! "
As CP's Flat Cap States several personnel who were the spine of the team were moved on. Not good !
Roland is undoubtedly a successful businessman and only Roland ( no one else ) will decide when to dispose of his interest in the Club.
My sympathies lie with the loyal supporters. At the moment it must be like being cast adrift in a boat without a rudder. It is arguable that uber rich football club owners live in their own world and are well insulated from the rest of us !

Anonymous said...

Peter Taylor in Millenium Lounge at Saturdays match,ex England under 21 Manager and good with young players,it couldn't be him could it.
Also where is Richard Murray in all this,isn't he Chairman?,reminds me of a season where he let Curbs go and then sacked Dowie,Les Reed and Pardew.Let's hope we are not making same mistakes again,speak up Richard you must have learned from your previous mistakes,tell Roland be careful here next manager appontment is crucial.

Kentish Man said...

Riga performed wonders last season and was treated poorly both by Charlton and then atrociously by Blackpool. Would love to have him back although I cannot see it happening.

Anonymous said...

Whoever comes the cupboard is bare. A 12 month contract, the prospect of network imports, means only a RD mercenary is likely to be appointed.

Anonymous said...

Murray ......silence from the mealy mouthed Sycophant !!!


Luzon could mean Lose ON......

Here's hoping for Damian Matthews ably supported by Nathan Jones.

Anonymous said...

The cupboard is bare indeed, yet again this is no incentive for any quality coaches or players to want to join us, regardless of our (poor) budget, so it's patch up and hang on till end of. Yes, Bob cared about Charlton, but RD hired an inexperienced bloke who made some mistakes to. Welcome to Charlton, Tony Watt, hope you had time to shake Bob's hand on the way out

Anonymous said...

I PREDICT. I PREDICT. A RIOT.
Sing along now.

Anonymous said...

Je suis Charlton. Not SL, not Belgium, not a network.
Clear off RD.

jonathan acworth said...

curbishley has just said on sky he is interested in the job go on rd pick up the phone

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

Je suis Charlton

Anonymous said...

No wonder he doesn't bloody well come down the valley. Standard Model, Standard Liege, come on Roland surprise us, if not what about what about some synchronised riots. Network supporter unity. Stand-arding together. Anyone know if R.D. actually likes football? Nice pitch shame about the squad!