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Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by bryix, Aug 21, 2012.
Should be a fun match this morning
One of the worst traditions is the Brits putting the Championship Playoff in the afternoon because of their Bank holiday. Can never watch.
One of the few times per year that this ESPN+ sub pays off
Grealish should’ve done much better earlier
What’s the best stream site now?
Derby's defending on corners is poor. They're going to really struggle if they go up.
Ashley Cole still playing is incredible
El Ghazi (sp?) is essentially their Feo Walcott
What awful defending
Oh wow that is some terrible goalkeeping.
Fucking pathetic from the GK.
That's some terrible goalkeeping
Loris Karius type stuff there
It will be nice to have Villa back. Too big of a club to be down in the Championship.
Amazing that Derby even got this far
Here we go.
Excellent controlled and composed finish
There we go boys!
That's been coming, time for an equalizer
Not so hot take, both these teams suck. Not nearly as bad as QPR was the year they were promoted
Villa about to go into PSG mode for the next 10
Frank looking slimmer than he was as a player is quite something
Seven minutes oh boy this will be fun
Prince William is back in the PL
Welcome Aston villa
This is a wild post from the club's official site:
Charlton Athletic have been unable to reach an agreement with manager Lee Bowyer regarding the extension of his contract.
The fact the club is for sale has not helped with finding an agreement. The current owner needs to take into account that a new owner may want to appoint his own manager. However, this concern did not stop the current owner proposing a contract extension of one year to Lee Bowyer, even though the club may be sold in a few weeks. Under those circumstances a multi-year extension would not be good business practice.
In addition, since the club is still losing money, which is one of the reasons why the club has not been sold yet, the focus on reducing costs means that we are extremely limited on payroll increases.
Lee has been offered a one-year extension to his contract at a level which is approximately three times what he had since his last increase when he became permanent manager in September. It is six times what he earned when he started as assistant manager in 2017 and 50% more than what any Charlton manager previously had (excluding the Premier League years). This reflects the strong desire we have to continue to have Lee as our manager. But Lee wanted much more.
The owner understands Lee’s point of view, because many Championship clubs pay huge amounts (some pay millions of £ per year) to their manager. It is fair that Lee feels he should be paid like many other Championship managers. That the average Championship club makes a loss of around £15 million per year is not something players should care about. The owners are crazy.
This is why we could not come to an agreement. Another element may have influenced as well. Unlike previous contract discussions, Lee wanted an agent to handle it. We reluctantly accepted. However, involving a player agent in a manager’s contract discussion is not healthy. If the agent helps make the manager more money, it may result in the manager to have a more positive attitude towards players proposed by the same agent, a conflict of interest. Obviously, Lee is above such things, but it is nevertheless not a healthy situation.
The club hasn’t started to look for any other manager in the meantime and does not intend to appoint a permanent manager, since the club is going to be sold. A caretaker manager will be announced in due course and in the meantime the other staff members will continue to prepare the upcoming season for which a lot of good work has been performed already.
If Lee does change his mind before his contract expires and chooses to continue his good work at Charlton, he is still welcome to stay.
However our ability to sell the club is the most important thing right now.
really nice to be back in this thread
EPL is overrated, really
Season just kicked off on ESPN+. Luton Town hosting Boro. First game above League 1 in ~12 years
Swansea rise back to the premiership starts today.
Cmon You Swans!
Barnsley Fulham on ESPN+ at top of hour.
Forest West Brom later
Espn+ championship coverage was a pleasant surprise last season. Glad to see they are still showing a good amount of games.
Forest and and West Brom already with a goal apiece 16 minutes in
Was entertaining first half.
Championship football is fun
Nice second goal for Leeds. Glad I left ESPN + up
Leeds are really good
Would be surprised if they’re not promoted. Especially if they’re able to hold onto kalvin phillips
Started out with a whimper.... :feelsbad:
just took Derby +260 away at Huddersfield.
Lol at the commentary on this late winner
Thought ESPN+ had more matches last season. Need more options then 1 or 2 matches.
I had to watch 80% of villas matches via streaming from villas website and they were biggest club in championship
Most clubs have their own streaming subscriptions now. Fulhams was 150 pounds but worth it. Most any team might be on espn+ is maybe 10x in a season.
I paid £15 a month for villa’s last season
Looks like I might be doing it next season as well with the way things are going!