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So. Farewell Peter Varney.

http://www.charltonlife.com/blog/?p=181

Another article celebrating that we've finally got shot of him. And good riddance.

Also well done to CL for not editing out the EJ Thribb style opening line unlike the Kentish Times.

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    Good article, summed up perfectly at the end:

    "When you visit St Paul Cathedral, the tribute to its architect, Christopher Wren, reads “If you seek his monument look around you”.

    The next time you visit The Valley you can say the same of Peter Varney."
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    Fantastic Article Mr Irving, just not so sure he`s so worthy of the accolade, having just joined us from Crewe ;)
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    edited March 2008
    But with all due respect I don't visit The Valley to admire its architecture - I go to watch Charlton Athletic and as a season ticket holder since last season and what I do see is a club that is in freefall. In the past two seasons Charlton Athletic (two or so years before that one occupying a champions league place) have been transformed from an established Premiership club to one (given recent results) that deserves to be in league one. A club that is in freefall (whoever is to blame) is not much of a monument. If a chief executive in any other sector of business had taken a company's sole product from being the fourth leading brand in the UK national market to one that is outside the top thirty then I think he or she would soon be facing the sack. Which makes me wonder if Mr Varney was offered the chance to go quietly given his past achivements and apparent commitment.
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    I emailed Peter with a link to your tribute Henry, he responded thus:

    "Thank you for this - the piece by Ben is very flattering and will be nice to show my grandchildren when they start going to the valley Best regards Peter"
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    [cite]Posted By: Charlie Block[/cite]But with all due respect I don't visit The Valley to admire its architecture - I go to watch Charlton Athletic and as a season ticket holder since last season and what I do see is a club that is in freefall. In the past two seasons Charlton Athletic (two or so years before that one occupying a champions league place) have been transformed from an established Premiership club to one (given recent results) that deserves to be in league one. A club that is in freefall (whoever is to blame) is not much of a monument. If a chief executive in any other sector of business had taken a company's sole product from being the fourth leading brand in the UK national market to one that is outside the top thirty then I think he or she would soon be facing the sack. Which makes me wonder if Mr Varney was offered the chance to go quietly given his past achivements and apparent commitment.

    Charlie, how can I put this?

    I know.

    Why don't you just crawl back under the stone you came from and leave the normal people to have a grown up debate.
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    Charlie Block

    i will say what henners wont

    F**k O**

    Sorry Smudge but for f**k sake
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    [cite]Posted By: nth london addick[/cite]Charlie Block

    i will say what henners wont

    F**k O**

    Sorry Smudge but for f**k sake

    Thanks for that.
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    Any time henners yor tenure is up soon and i am sure you will be free to tell him yourself
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    [cite]Posted By: nth london addick[/cite]Any time henners yor tenure is up soon and i am sure you will be free to tell him yourself

    Boy, am I looking forward to that day : - )

    Thankfully with Peter going at the same time I can sneak off with no publicity.
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    [cite]Posted By: Charlie Block[/cite]sole product from being the fourth leading brand in the UK


    Lay off the crack man, jesus.
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    [cite]Posted By: Charlie Block[/cite]But with all due respect I don't visit The Valley to admire its architecture - I go to watch Charlton Athletic and as a season ticket holder since last season and what I do see is a club that is in freefall. In the past two seasons Charlton Athletic (two or so years before that one occupying a champions league place) have been transformed from an established Premiership club to one (given recent results) that deserves to be in league one. A club that is in freefall (whoever is to blame) is not much of a monument. If a chief executive in any other sector of business had taken a company's sole product from being the fourth leading brand in the UK national market to one that is outside the top thirty then I think he or she would soon be facing the sack. Which makes me wonder if Mr Varney was offered the chance to go quietly given his past achivements and apparent commitment.

    Any chance that YOU could go quietly given your past achievements and apparent commitment!
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    [cite]Posted By: Charlie Block[/cite]But with all due respect I don't visit The Valley to admire its architecture - wibble, nurse, dribble, why won't the nurse give me hand relief any more, wibble, nonsense, oops, someone's changed the Sheffield to London coach timetable without asking me, must go nutso in the headquarters of National Express, wibble, nonsense, wibble, nurse, just done wee-wee (etc)

    Charlie, when PV's got his feet up in the summer, somewhere nice and warm, with a glass of something cold in his hand, he'll remember people like you, and thank the heavens above he doesn't have to deal with people like you any more.
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    edited March 2008
    [cite]Posted By: nth london addick[/cite]Charlie Block

    i will say what henners wont

    F**k O**
    [cite]Posted By: Imissthepeanutman[/cite]
    Any chance that YOU could go quietly given your past achievements and apparent commitment!

    Why should I? For the past 18 months or so I haven't had that much confidence in the board which makes it very difficult to compare Peter Varney to Christopher Wren, especially when I keep seeing quite awful football and defeat after defeat just about every other week at The Valley. I have so far resisted to call for the sacking of Alan Pardew though if we do not go up I am not sure if I will still be able to resist or not. I wasn't slagging Peter off as given that it appears he has achieved quite a bit of good in the past makes it equally hard to do this as well. I think a more fitting "monument" would be Charlton back in the Premiership. Can this still be possible? I can only hope it DOES happen, however unlikely it may seem.
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    - wibble, nurse, dribble, wibble, nonsense, oops, someone's changed the Sheffield to London coach timetable without asking me, must go nutso in the headquarters of National Express, wibble, nonsense, wibble, nurse,
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    We are all entitled to our opinions and a site like this often shows opinions across the spectrum. Charlie Block, whoever he might be, is entitled to say what he said, why Henry goes "wibble" I don't know and is a childish response to a serious opinion, even if you don't agree with that opinion the person has the right to say it. So Henry I suggest that when a fellow support give, in his own view, a sensible opinion,you in turn stay sensible or SHUT UP!
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    Or just tell him to do one

    anyone on here who thinks Peter Varney deserves anything less than at least a stand named after him is no charlton fan and imo Henners can treat him with distain as some one has obviously nicked his medication
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    [cite]Posted By: lancashire lad[/cite]We are all entitled to our opinions and a site like this often shows opinions across the spectrum. Charlie Block, whoever he might be, is entitled to say what he said, why Henry goes "wibble" I don't know and is a childish response to a serious opinion, even if you don't agree with that opinion the person has the right to say it. So Henry I suggest that when a fellow support give, in his own view, a sensible opinion,you in turn stay sensible or SHUT UP!


    Nothing Charlie Dribbler says is sensible, the guy is loopy.
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    [cite]Posted By: lancashire lad[/cite]We are all entitled to our opinions and a site like this often shows opinions across the spectrum. Charlie Block, whoever he might be, is entitled to say what he said, why Henry goes "wibble" I don't know and is a childish response to a serious opinion, even if you don't agree with that opinion the person has the right to say it. So Henry I suggest that when a fellow support give, in his own view, a sensible opinion,you in turn stay sensible or SHUT UP!

    The blokes a fruit loop, anyone who was on the mailing list would have had to endure years of his dribbling rubbish, and now he's found a new outlet on here.

    It's enough to put you off the site
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    edited June 2012
    EDIT: Sorry my bad, hadn't realised the thread was old.
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    bizarre necro of a thread?
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    edited June 2012
    not sure if you meant to bring this up?

    reading it through for the first time does make me smile at how things have changed in such a short period of time.
    just like the short period of time it took for us to fall down to depths unimaginable when we were in the premiership.
    lots of different aspects contributed to this downfall. still pisses me off when I think of it....water under bridge....maybe......still, no need to go into that now.
    Then last season, in a league which the premiership looks at with disdain, we have all just experienced one of the best seasons Charlton have had in many a year.
    The premiership is the chosen land. This little excursion out of it started of horrific, but its turning into real enjoyment and I hope that this feeling continues into the coming year and beyond.
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    Yeah my mistake, sorry about that.
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    I see Henry hasn't changed his type of responses though !! ;-)
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    Phew.
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    edited June 2012
    http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10267~2819304,00.html

    Varney's replacement as executive vice-chairman and Charlton director is former Umbro senior vice-president Martin Prothero, who will join the company with effect from August 1st.
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    Has someone been anticpating? Just had a text from the Club saying that Peter is indeed leaving his role as executive vice chairman.

    http://www.cafc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10267~2819304,00.html

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Peter since we moved back to The Valley and he sat behind me. Very sad to see him leave, I know he worked tirelessly with Richard Murray to get us our new investors/owners. He loves Charlton to bits and I am sad to see him leave, although delighted with all he has done for us.

    Good luck Pete.
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