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nice one lennie

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    Hooray!
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    He left us with a sour taste.

    Didn't he travel north to try to sign Alan Kernaghan and end up taking the Middlesbrough job instead ?

    For me that tarnished his reputation as an Addicks legend ,going to Palace damaged it further.

    In contrast Curbs once said at a dinner that approaches had been made to him by the Nigels and he laughed off the idea.
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    him and dougie must get along. shame, but at least he's not with the nigels.
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    Great news, I fully expect them to go into freefall, just need Zaha to go in Jan.....
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    edited November 2012
    For me he was and still is a Charlton legend. When he left I was disgruntled but for the job he did I still hold him in high regard, I am prepared to overlook the nigel's episode. Good luck to him at Bolton I say.
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    I'm glad he has gone to Bolton. Lennie is and always will be a Charlton legend and it felt completely wrong to see him at Palace - a bit like seeing Thatcher leading a march of striking miners.
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    Well put.
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    Richard J said:

    He left us with a sour taste.

    Didn't he travel north to try to sign Alan Kernaghan and end up taking the Middlesbrough job instead ?

    For me that tarnished his reputation as an Addicks legend ,going to Palace damaged it further.

    In contrast Curbs once said at a dinner that approaches had been made to him by the Nigels and he laughed off the idea.

    I don't care if Lennie worked at Palace and he did what he did at Boro. The point is, he did a bloody good job for us in our most crucial moment in our history.
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    edited November 2012
    Richard J said:

    He left us with a sour taste.

    Didn't he travel north to try to sign Alan Kernaghan and end up taking the Middlesbrough job instead ?

    For me that tarnished his reputation as an Addicks legend ,going to Palace damaged it further.

    In contrast Curbs once said at a dinner that approaches had been made to him by the Nigels and he laughed off the idea.

    He fell out with Walshie whom he sent to Boro on loan and lo and behold he then turns up at Boro and Walshie came home like the prodigal son and the rest is history 5th December 1992.
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    Lennie is one of the few that we can say without whom there would not be a Charlton athletic. Always a legend for that reason
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    edited November 2012
    For me , it will take a long time to forgive him.
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    £200k insult of a bid for robert lee as we were looking to return to the Valley leaves a sour taste in my mouth

    but he was beyond a miracle worker for us and is a deffo legend for those early days of me following charlton everywhere
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    Greenie said:

    Great news, I fully expect them to go into freefall, just need Zaha to go in Jan.....

    Their season will plummet... Hopefully

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    pilchard said:

    For me he was and still is a Charlton legend. When he left I was disgruntled but for the job he did I still hold him in high regard, I am prepared to overlook the nigel's episode. Good luck to him at Bolton I say.

    I'll second that!
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    Will always be a legend for me, wrote to him a few times and he always had the decency to write back. I even named a budgie after him at the time, though looking back, that was not my finest moment. Lennie the budgie fell off his perch just before the real one did, but I will always remember them both with affection :)
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    The difference between him and curbs is that he probably still needs to make a living, whereas curbs doesn't have to lift a finger again. LL is a total charlton legend despite his stint at palace.
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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....
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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....
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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....

    Yeah something like that, left us in the lurch going to Boro but without that we possibly wouldn't have had Curbs ............couldn't believe it at the time but these things happen.

    Even when he said "Charlton didn't mean anything special, it was just another job" you could think fair enough (through gritted teeth)

    But rocking up at the stripey bastards & the smugness about him in september, no thanks!

    Also re the Curbs story, towards the end of his Charlton career Steve Brown was approached by plarse & his response was along the lines of "never in a million years would i sign for that lot" Oh Stevie Brown won't let you down !
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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....

    Yeah something like that, left us in the lurch going to Boro but without that we possibly wouldn't have had Curbs ............couldn't believe it at the time but these things happen.

    Even when he said "Charlton didn't mean anything special, it was just another job" you could think fair enough (through gritted teeth)

    But rocking up at the stripey bastards & the smugness about him in september, no thanks!

    Also re the Curbs story, towards the end of his Charlton career Steve Brown was approached by plarse & his response was along the lines of "never in a million years would i sign for that lot" Oh Stevie Brown won't let you down !
    shame curbs didnt play him as often as he should of done.
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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....

    What is that all about?
    He was a teacher at Tallis?
    What did he teach, and when?

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    Jog on lawrence you former thomas tallis teacher bastard face....

    What is that all about?
    He was a teacher at Tallis?
    What did he teach, and when?

    To what tune ?
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    Amazing. He took us through one of our toughest periods in our history by getting us in the top division on less than friggin peanuts and some people hold it against him for making a living elsewhere? As far as i'm concerned he can do the double and work for Millwall. HE IS A CHARLTON LEGEND.
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    Can only assume he was never in the running for the palace job then?
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    1StevieG said:

    Amazing. He took us through one of our toughest periods in our history by getting us in the top division on less than friggin peanuts and some people hold it against him for making a living elsewhere? As far as i'm concerned he can do the double and work for Millwall. HE IS A CHARLTON LEGEND.

    Totally agree.

    Makes you wonder how much of the work at Palace was Freedman's and how much was Lennie's?
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    Very rare to read a thread with such relatively diverse opinions, and understand where everyone is "coming from".
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    1StevieG said:

    Amazing. He took us through one of our toughest periods in our history by getting us in the top division on less than friggin peanuts and some people hold it against him for making a living elsewhere? As far as i'm concerned he can do the double and work for Millwall. HE IS A CHARLTON LEGEND.

    spot on

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    LL was a young manager working for a board who took the club away from The Valley. Basically Lennie had to make it up as he went along, with minimal resources, and yet he still achieved miracles.

    AC was also a young manager faced with many difficulties, but the trauma of losing The Valley was already a fact, he had a board actively working to revive the club and lastly he had SG to share the load.

    Both legends with very different career paths and present circumstances. They both had a big shout in what made CAFC the club it is, but equally Charlton had a lot to do with making them the men they are.
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