Dowie Ate My Hamster
EXCLUSIVE: More details have emerged of the wild antics of former Charlton boss Iain Dowie.
Dowie was sacked last Monday after Charlton's directors received reports from players about his increasingly erratic behaviour.
Astonished players looked on in training as the crazed former Northern Ireland striker...
ENQUIRED whether the midfielders might consider scoring the odd goal
ASKED Andy Reid if he would consider eating less burgers
SUGGESTED to Dennis Rommedahl that he ought to take on the full-back occasionally
HINTED to Matt Holland that he could do more than just run around a lot
NUDGED Kevin Lisbie towards a loan spell at Colchester United
INSINUATED that Charlton's away form was a 'touch disappointing'
REMINDED Talal el Karkouri that the only free-kick he scored was 'a while ago now'
"He was out of control" one player told me, "...it was almost as if he wanted us to actually win some games when infact we just wanted to get back to the bookies."
Dowie has since been replaced by coaching supremo Les Reed whose more relaxed approach has been welcomed by the players, one of whom had a tasty double at Kempton Park yesterday at 23/1.
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