Friday, 10 July 2020

Bowyer finding life difficult

Lee Bowyer is finding life difficult with everything up in the air and no playing budget for next season.  Once again one can read into his remarks the implication that he might be interested in the Birmingham City job if there is no stability at Charlton:

The shell shocked supremo also admits that 'managing the minutes' of his squad is one of the biggest challenges he faces.  Those who complain about his substitutions should reflect on whether they could do a better job:

Even if we had more stable ownership that was prepared not to sell all our best players and only buy players below Championship standard, staying up was going to be a big challenge for Charlton.  The Championship is a de facto Premier League 2 distorted by the generous parachute payments some clubs receive (£270m of the £400m given by the Premiership to lower leagues).

Most of our squad are not Championship standard, although some have improved during the season, notably Dillon Phillips.  But I am happy with the players who are prepared to put in a shift like Darren Pratley and Jonny Williams.

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