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New signing. And he’s British

The first ever permanent British signing under the auspices of Roland Duchatelet joined Russell Slade’s Charlton this morning.

28-year old Essex born Northampton winger Ricky Holmes signed a two year deal for an undisclosed fee. It is thought that Chris Wilder initially gave Meire the heads up on Holmes but Slade was a fan to and said: “I am delighted to be able to make Ricky my first signing for the club. He was a top target for me and to be able to bring him to The Valley was very important for us, as we look to build a strong squad for the season ahead.”

Holmes can play a bit and scored 11 goals last season including this one, and on the face of it is an exciting move. Holmes was late to the professional game playing for Chelmsford City until he was 22, which would suggest he has the hunger that we have so desperately missed.

Welcome Ricky. Unlike the owner and his lying assistant, you will get all of our support.

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  1. It would seem at Charlton are experiencing our own “”mini”Brexit””,yes welcome Ricky Holmes,not vim van Holmes,not messieurs Holmes,further reports that Mr Nicky Jose will also be joining for pounds Sterling not Euros,Noddy is a busy man,one wonders if “the centime” is dropping with our pro European owners” and as I am still in my self imposed “naive”spell which runs out in July my thoughts for The addicts are becoming more positive,I know I’m still just a customer,and even worse have been having thoughts like,you don’t have to love the owner,and having been an Addick since 1961 I am qualified to say that,and to quote” REG in Life of Brian,”I should know ive followed a few” good luck Chicago.

    June 16, 2016
  2. Good signing l was beginning to think we were not going to sign anyone. Well done Russell Slade and Steve Head

    June 16, 2016
  3. Steve #

    It’s the owner and his lying assistant that’s making this possible.
    Really hoping this is a fresh start/new leaf for us all and we can get back to enjoying our Saturday’s at The Valley in a positive and supportive atmosphere.
    Let’s give RS and all the new signings our full support and don’t make them think they’ve made a mistake by delaying kick-off every week.

    June 17, 2016

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