Saturday, September 01, 2007


In common with all other Charlton blogs, I may inadvertently have given the impression that Iain Dowie was a useless football manager, and totally unfit for the role.

Headlines such as "Dowie Industrial AVERAGE", "No ID-ea" and "B*gger Off Back To Palace" may have conveyed the impression that I regarded Dowie as a tactically inept, financially irresponsible and woefully uninspiring leader.

I now recognise that there was no truth whatsoever in any of the above allegations, and would like to make it clear that in light of Dowie's unalloyed triumph so far as Coventry manager, that I have no hestitation in fully retracting them.

It is clear that had the board not acted in such haste, Charlton would now be flying high in the Premiership, led by a dynamic man whose ideas, sense of purpose and tactical abilities shine out in dazzling contrast to his successor(s).

I thus offer an unreserved apology for any distress he may have been caused by my earlier reports.


At 3:58 AM, Blogger Inspector Sands said...

Speak for yourself ;-)

At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Texas Addick said...

You need to get those nightmares seen to NYA

At 12:17 AM, Anonymous sillav nitram said...

he may or he may not be a championship manager only time will tell. but i still don't think his success so far this season, suggests that we were hasty in sacking him when we did, because he sure as hell f***ed up big time with us.

At 3:47 AM, Anonymous Toronto Addick said...

Bloody hell NYA, have you been threatened with libel?!

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the punchline?

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did'nt Ron Greenwood say that managers get too much credit when things go well and too much blame when they go badly?
Its unfair to assess the few games that Dowie and Reed got and make any watertight conclusions.
Any career can have its ups and downs- very few are fortunate to have continuous success
David Whyte-Whyte-Whyte

At 11:40 PM, Blogger CharltonChris said...

I wouldn't put too much store by Coventry's start to be honest.

Dowie is an impact manager and will be found out over the long run.

At 9:32 AM, Blogger charlton north-downs said...

This post is in jest I'm sure.


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