Sunday, 15 February 2015

Luzon: I will win fans round

Guy Luzon gets a back page splash in the Football League Paper and says that he is confident in his own ability to quick alter fans' views of him.

Well, maybe, if we get a run of good results. However, Charlton fans know that the greatest periods in their history have come with managerial stability: Jimmy Seed, Alan Curbishley (and backs against the wall) Lennie Lawrence. Incidentally, the Derek Ufton interviews in Voice of the Valley have been fascinating in terms of the replacement of Seed by Trotter. Ufton revealed that Seed had developed a liking for an occasional drink, but confirmed my long held view that Trotter was the wrong replacement.

However, I must not start reminiscing about Sunday morning chats between fans about the Seed v. Trotter rivalry against the background of the hissing gas lights in my uncle's newsagents in Lakedale Road. Let's focus on Luzon.

Luzon states: 'When I arrived in Belgium some of the people didn't think I was experienced in Belgian football, but in my first year there we did well. Mr Duchatelet sacked me because in my second year at Standard Liege we replaced all the players and we knew that we needed time to improve the team because it was totally new. [This does strike me as an odd way of running a club]. But Standard Liege is a big club and the fans didn't have the patience to wait.'

'We have a good relationship and if he didn't trust me I wouldn't be here, but he seems to trust me and knows my quality and that is why I am here. We don't need to think about my position, my position is not important, it is important that the team collect points'.

Luzon cites Avram Grant as his 'inspiration': 'Avram is my friend as he is from the same city, Petah Tikva, and he was the first Israeli coach in the Premier League.'

We shall see. Yesterday the Covered End was chanting 'We are Charlton's Red Army.'

10 comments:

a2c said...

It don't matter wot they chant as long as iss positive n not negative n the boo boys do one but Guy gets my vote n e got the result ourn deserved n thass all there is to it.

sammy said...

Of course if we get a few wins together then the Charlton fans will back him. The opposition to Luzon is more about him being RD's man. It is not personal against him it is that a network manager was drafted in despite the fans wishes.

a2c said...

So wot, thass not is fault e's the gaffer n iss up to the fans to support the players n team not undermine them with negative chantin n posts on ere either. It don't matter where the gaffer comes from if e can turn it rahnd.

Anonymous said...

Johan Be Gud, sorry but this lad is starting to settle now after early season injury niggles, and is starting to produce consistently, he has the fight as well as ability, he is going to be very important for us and our fortunes.

Anonymous said...

I truly hope he's successful and I hope he brings Gomez through because of the lad's potential.
But if he isn't and doesn't, does that mean I won't be able to say anything anymore on here for fear of being too negative and disloyal? Is this a new keep your mouth closed and don't complain, Charlton Blog?

a2c said...

Yeah I ope so, all we get is all of yourn n your negativity so less ave some positive posts on ere for a change wot support the team n gaffer dahn our gaff. Aint it so much nicer to celebrate a win than moan n groan all the time.

geronimo said...

Just like the old days with a2c spouting his pearls of wisdom. If only we had a midfielder like Bryan Hughes there would be no stopping us... Eh, a2c?

a2c said...

Oh yeah, I remember them alcyon days under King Curbs when Bryan bossed the midfield. Shame them days were all spoilt by the boo boys n all.

Kap Varma said...

Inspired by Avram grant ... hmmmm, well at least he will know the address of some (in) decent massage parlors in Portsmouth

jonathan acworth said...

wiggins injury looks bad acording to into the valley what shall we do with him?offload him on a free to many injuries i think have stalled his carear he needs a year out get fully fit again i recall THD who had good displays at Oxford recently and now with Plymouth we cant really on Fox as not very good in that position so what next for our left back spot any ideas?