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The mark of insanity – Mark 6


It is widely expected, and we can’t be shocked, that Jose Riga will become Roland Duchaletet’s 6th manager in less than two years by the time Charlton take to the field at Huddersfield on Tuesday night. 6th, 5th, whose counting?

Now if Jose and Karel were the last two managers left in the playground and it was your pick, then there is absolutely no doubt who would be left standing staring at their feet, but REALLY?

This is what a managerial search since October 24th has unearthed? A bloke you have sacked three times? And sandwiched between another babysitting spell for Roly, Riga left Blackpool after one win and was sacked by Ligue 2 Metz! I mean welcome back Jose, but honestly are you all drugged?

And what for Fraeye? It would not surprise me if he stays on at The Valley. Fraeye, Riga, Poyet, Harriott, Johnson. Oh the glory days are returning. We are so lucky!

Honestly the owner and his useless, incompetent puppet of a CEO could not stick their two fingers up in our faces any further. Take your dysfunctional network, contemptible strategy, utter mismanagement, arrogance and ineptitude and p*ss right off. You are not welcome anymore.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. CA Addick (California Addick) #


    And I thought you could never dream this stuff up

    I can’t wait for the PR RELEASE and how Miss Kant Manage spins it.

    January 10, 2016
  2. I could not agree more this is becoming a joke and I’m sorry Richard Murrey if love the club like u say you do,then you will help the fans get these bunch of muppets out of our club so it can be saved before it goes forever .

    January 11, 2016
  3. Big Pete #

    Ok, I admit, of all the dross we have had since Powell went Riga was probably the best, but come on Roly. If you look at the numbers, changing the manager, with the exception of a posible new manger bounce really makes little difference, and changing the manager this often actually makes things worse. The Fraye may not be the best, but stability is key and although the wage buget may have gone up 40% since they took over, it was too low to begin with and the division average has gone up about that since then.
    A new manager will not right this ship, the only way to avoid it sinking is cash lots of it spent wisely now. To avoid sanctions, Investment and sponsorship from anyone that willing to offer it, afterall he has 49.5% of the equity he can sell and still retain control.

    January 11, 2016
  4. Peter Bealing #

    Great article couldn’t agree more. Also a great poster, where can I get a copy?

    January 11, 2016
  5. DarrzzettBum #

    Gents we need to survive firstly & Riga is a sensible appointment, although this should have been done months ago i.e. for the 2014-15 season and not the tall Peters. Currently who else would want to come in and manage the rabble of a squad we have, with the Belgian Doughnuts in charge.

    January 11, 2016
    • DB, certainly amongst RD’s Rolodex of Network head coaches, Riga would be my pick. But this madness has to stop.

      January 11, 2016
  6. DarrzzettBum #

    Agree 100% CA, the sooner the Belgians sell up the better, although I don’t see this happening anytime soon, but as with others, the more I/we can pressurise, protest, boycott, make use social media etc…..will hopefully quicken their exit.

    My biggest fear is relegation would be the downward spiral to League 2 (old Div 4) and years of decay thereafter, we have to stay up this season, so in terms of Riga he has my vote.

    Bizarrely if we manage survival under Riga the Belgian doughnuts will claim a brilliant tactical decision saved the day and will underpin his/their bloody stubbornness and “my way or no way” attitude.

    Its a shame about Varney and his suitors/investors but that is still a hope albeit a distant one – however it is a funny old game!!

    January 11, 2016
  7. AddickPete #

    This madness has to stop! I agree totally with comments above; these people are surely sticking one finger up to us all and laughing as they play with our emotions. Jose Riga?!! – the man he’s sacked several times already?!! Has it taken 10 weeks to come up with this name? Was it a long and careful interview process, like the last time?!

    Similarly, we’ve taken on ‘reinforcements’ … Roger Johnson ?!!! 18 months contract?! He must be laughing all the way to the bank; he’s taking them for a ride, and we’ll pay the price. He’s a relegation expert. Poyet? – didn’t want to be here before and hadn’t started a game for a month before last Saturday. Only Williams gives any hope, and he hasn’t played because of injury for two years. Not sure even Williams can make Sarr or Fox or Ba or Ceballos into good players in the short time of his loan. Oh and as for making Fox captain , perhaps that said it all last Saturday. Charlton are going down, I fear, and with this mob in charge it may be a long long way back. Please get out of our club!

    January 11, 2016
  8. Steve Jones #

    What happens to CAFC if Roly shuffles off this mortal coil,just wondering if anyone can enlighten me,if its positive will be getting my voodoo doll out post haste.

    January 11, 2016
  9. John Morris #

    Am I not correct in remembering our CEO stated that each successive appointment of manager has been an ‘improvement’. So how does one explain that, if Jose Riga is appointed as seems likely, that he was viewed as inferior to Bob Peters and Gus Luzon a few months ago?????

    Behind Enemy Lines

    January 11, 2016
  10. Howard Lambie #

    Seems like our team is made up of 17 year olds or 34 year olds. I exaggerate slightly but don’t
    let the facts get in the way of a good story! This is hardly building a team or planning for the future.

    January 11, 2016
  11. Riga did a decent job last time. But let’s remember that he inherited a team with lots of games in hand and Powell’s squad that was together and motivated. A better comparison would be to look at what Riga did with Blackpool; a club with almost no budget, and a team devoid of confidence and quality. He failed there and he will fail again if he is bought back to The Valley.

    If true, this is such a bad decision that incompetence is beginning to look like too simple an answer.

    January 12, 2016

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