Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Charlton Athletic

Write-up by David Walker

Charlton Athletic

Odds: 1500/1

Last 5 Seasons2005/06 – thirteen (Premiership), 2004/05 – 11 (Premiership), 2003/04 – seven (Premiership), 2002/03 – 12 (Premiership), 2001/02 – 14 (Premiership).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Sixth Round (replay) vs Middlesbrough (a) – misplaced 4-two.Carling Cup Fourth Round vs Blackburn Rovers (h) – misplaced 3-2.

Leading Goal Scorer 2005/06: Darren Bent (striker) – 22 goals.

Gamers InSimon Walton (Leeds United – £500,000), Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink (Middlesbrough – No cost), Gonzalo Sorondo (Inter Milan – Free).

Players OutFrancis Jeffers (Blackburn Rovers – Free), Chris Powell (Watford – Totally free), Chris Perry (West Bromwich Albion – No cost), Jay Bothroyd (Wolves – Free of charge), Adam Cottrell (Millwall – No cost), Jonatan Johansson (Launched), Shaun Bartlett (Launched).

Charlton Athletic will tactic the 2006/07 season without former manager Alan Curbishley, who brought an conclude to his 15 12 months tenure at The Valley in the summertime. Iain Dowie is the man responsible for taking the Addicks onto far better points but his change from Crystal Palace wasn’t straight ahead.

The former Northern Ireland international was served with a writ from former employers Palace for “fraudulent representation” soon after leaving Selhurst Park. Chairman Simon Jordan claimed he only released Dowie in purchase for him to transfer nearer to his family members in the North West, but Dowie made a quick trip across London alternatively.

Dowie signed veteran Dutch striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on a totally free transfer from Middlesbrough. The 34 yr old is seventh on the listing of all time Premiership top objective scorers, possessing netted 125 objectives in 263 appearances for Middlesbrough, Chelsea and Leeds United. In spite of his advancing a long time, his appetite for goals reveals no indicator of diminishing and he scored 34 targets in 89 appearances for Middlesbrough.

Hasselbaink need to type a potent partnership with final season’s best aim scorer Darren Bent, who ended speculation about his future at the club by signing a new 4 12 months contract. Regardless of scoring 18 Premiership targets previous season, creating him the most prolific English striker, he was left out of England’s Entire world Cup squad and was linked with a £10 million move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Leeds United teenager Simon Walton, who created his debut as a 16 yr old in the 2004/05 time joined in a £500,000 deal while captain Luke Youthful signed a new 4 year contract ending rumours he was set to join West Ham United. Youthful has produced 158 Premiership appearances considering that joining the Addicks from Tottenham Hotspur in 2001.

VerdictCharlton could properly enhance with a clean experience in cost and will undoubtedly be much more hazardous in attack with the addition of Hasselbaink. The Addicks could emulate their 2003/04 campaign and break into the top ten.

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