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Every word of Karl Robinson’s rallying cry with promotion run-in looming for Charlton

From the newshopper

"We’ve worked very hard to get ourselves in this position, we’re a few points off the play-offs with two games in hand. With all the rubbish that’s gone on this year in relation to the injuries, it’s quite remarkable that we’ve put ourselves in a position to be competitive.


All of the things I’ve done as a manager, this has been as hard a 12 months as I’ve gone through.

I want to give [player-coach] Johnnie Jackson and [assistant manager] Lee Bowyer a special mention because they've been unbelievable. Don't forget, you've got Lee Bowyer who’s never done this before and Johnnie Jackson who’s in a new role. These two people have been thrown into the deep end with some of the worst luck we've had [with injuries] in a long time.


You've got [head of medical services] Alastair Thrush, [sports scientist] Josh Hornby, [physiotherapist] Adam Coe, [strength and conditioning coach] Ian Jones [assistant therapist] Steve Jackson, Lee Turner our goalkeeping coach and Chris Jones our club doctor. It’s important I mention these people. They've been absolutely brilliant. They've had this hard as well. I want to mention how important they are and I want people to understand how hard these people have worked to drive us forward.

That goes through Lianne at reception, [player liaison officer] Tracey Leaburn, [club secretary] Chris Parkes and Brett Shaw our analyst. Also, Steve Gallen on the recruitment side. They have worked so hard. They've all been unbelievable. I hope we get the success these people deserve.

Fans will be frustrated with results. What we speak to you about, I’ve never ever, ever, not taken responsibility when I think we've done something wrong. At this moment in time, it [the injuries] is out of my control, it’s out of my staff’s control but we do have control over the players that are fit.

We’re going to need the fans to get behind them. We’re going to lose some games and we’re going to have poor performances. But at this moment in time, we can’t let this [injuries] affect us.

We’ve got to make sure we stay on the front foot. I’ll try to do the best I can. The takeover is not far away, there are so many things going on.

Walking into this football club over 12 months ago, it was all over the place. We sit here in a much healthier position. We were worried about relegation this time last year, now we’re talking about competing to get out of the league and we’re in the midst of a takeover.

So, over £10m in player sales, and we’re in a very, very good position. Our squad is young and fresh, it will get better. It’s a better team than 12 months ago.

We are giving everything we possibly have. And I know the players are doing the exact same thing as well."

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Comments

  • Nice speech but will soon be forgotten about if promotion is not achieved this season
  • 2 quotes stick out there:

    "We’ve worked very hard to get ourselves in this position, we’re a few points off the play-offs with two games in hand. With all the rubbish that’s gone on this year in relation to the injuries, it’s quite remarkable that we’ve put ourselves in a position to be competitive"

    Utter bollocks. We are 7th in league one and he thinks that's remarkable. No Karl, what's remarkable is that you're trying to somehow put a positive spin on a run of 4 wins in 16 games.

    "So, over £10m in player sales, and we’re in a very, very good position. Our squad is young and fresh, it will get better. It’s a better team than 12 months ago."

    Young and fresh how exactly? 3 of our best players are on loan, 2 of them are injured.
    Our right back has a body slowly packing up on him. Kashi is supposedly injured. Clarke is out for months. Page has been injured forever. Pearce is in and out of the treatment room. Fosu, JFC, Reeves and Bauer have also been injured at times. In fact about the only outfield player who hasn't been injured is Magennis and he must be half dead as he has to play every minute of every game. Also the manager seemingly doesn't rate Ajose and doesn't pick Zyro.

    Yes, what a young and fresh squad we have!

    too right, well said.

  • You can keep the speeches of Churchill and Martin Luther King - We've got Robbo!
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  • I’ve been a supporter of Karl but even I am getting sick of him talking .
    The time for talking has finished mate - time for action .
  • total bollox. Injury crisis has mainly cleared up with Bauer, Pearce & Fosu all coming back within the last couple of weeks. He had virtually a full squad last Saturday (only missing Clarke & Mavididi) and the performance was p**s poor.
  • cya hun. xxxxxx
  • "We’re going to lose some games and we’re going to have poor performances" no shit sherlock
  • Get the feeling this has been released 'a few weeks' early.
  • Are all Scousers born with an "absolute bullshit chip" option?
  • He’s getting desperate... maybe he knows a takeover is arriving sharpish and wants his usual ego boost before he gets the tin tack!

    ANY manager would have this Charlton squad 7th position or higher , so to brand what he has himself done as remarkable is utter crap!

    Injuries have occurred where he has rushed players back, bad performances have been a lot of the time due to his inept tactics and ability... its more remarkable that he keeps pushing this bollocks
  • I still like the fella
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  • Croydon said:

    "I’ve never ever, ever, not taken responsibility when I think we've done something wrong. At this moment in time, it [the injuries] is out of my control, it’s out of my staff’s control but we do have control over the players that are fit."

    Can't remember a single occasion when he's held his hands up and said it's his fault. Lays blame with everyone but himself.

    I thought he blamed himself for Mavididi's first injury, and I thought he said he got the tactics wrong a couple of games ago, by the way, not convinced about him either
  • No mention of Sue P?
  • Lianne at reception gets my player of the year vote
  • Lianne at reception gets my player of the year vote

    can she play LB ??
  • total bollox. Injury crisis has mainly cleared up with Bauer, Pearce & Fosu all coming back within the last couple of weeks. He had virtually a full squad last Saturday (only missing Clarke & Mavididi) and the performance was p**s poor.

    Also total bollox golfie. So when a player comes back from injury and hasn't played for weeks you expect him to come back firing on all cylinders do you? Doesn't work like that. Pearce showed how out of it he was. Bauer is being nursed back, Fosu shouldn't even have played 45 minutes. Mavididi is our best offensive player, Clarke is our only player who can pass the ball. Both missing.

    Tbh, when I see us playing well, like up at MKD (well for 65 mins we were) I tend to think it's a bit of a miracle. Our default position when, we haven't got our best players all fit, is mediocre against a weak side, disastrous against a big strong side. You think under RD he's had the freedom to build the squad of his dreams?

    And I'm sure there'll be people replying listing all our squad, saying isn't it great? Well sorry, I don't think it is really.
  • He won't be with us next season...................
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