Johnnie Jackson

Charlton captain, skipper

What’s Taking So Long?

Charlton’s inability to recruit a manager enters its second month.

Charlton have now entered their 2nd calendar month without a manager or ‘head coach’ as the regime prefers to call it. 25 days after Jose Riga’s resignation (and even more since everyone knew he was going) and there’s still no sign of an appointment. First there was the bungled attempt to lure Chris Wilder from Northampton; depending on who you believe this either failed as a result of insufficient assurances regarding management control or because Wilder was a Blade at heart and couldn’t therefore resist the overtures of Sheffield United.  The first of these reasons is supported by the publicly acknowledged lack of trustworthiness that the regime has.  The second, by the fact that Wilder was born in Sheffield and did play over 100 matches for Utd.

Since then there have been a host of rumoured suitors including Nigel Adkins, Steve Cotterill, Keith Hill and Johnnie Jackson, but to date no appointment. A mixture of bad publicity regarding the regime and its self-induced malaise, low appointment-expectancy, low manager salary, low playing budget and the big one: unwillingness of the owner to put control-assurances in writing have between them frightened off anyone considering a stint at The Happy Valley.

Does it really matter?  Yes it does.  If Charlton are to have any chance of promotion and if they want to minimise the risk of falling through another trap door, preparations need to be made early.  Any manager will need time to recruit and shape the team to suit their style of play. Having such a senior vacancy reduces the time in which to do this and increases the risk that the playing budget will be squandered on players that are ill-fitted to the manager’s plans.  Other clubs are moving on at a pace to ensure that they are ready for the season ahead.  Meanwhile Charlton are stuck in a quagmire of their own making: Duchatelet, unwilling to relinquish control; Meire incapable of dealing with any footballing related issues in a competent manner.

There are currently nine Football League clubs looking for a manager, only Blackburn is on a par with Charlton for its inability to do so:

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A further seven clubs have already appointed managers since the end of the season. These spent, on average, just one week each in sorting out their most important appointments. Meanwhile Charlton are left floundering.

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Jackson’s Fifty Goals

A summary of Johnnie Jackson’s Charlton goals

Depending on who is doing the counting Captain Marvel, Johnnie Jackson, notched up either his fiftieth or his forty-ninth goal for The Addicks against Birmingham at the weekend.  Here’s a summary of all fifty:

# Date Opposition Competition Ground Min Final
Score
Description
1 25/09/10 Dagenham League 1 The Valley 89 2-2 Headed in a Racon cross
2 23/10/10 Carlisle League 1 Brunton Park 23 4-3 Shot from close range
3 02/11/10 Swindon League 1 County Ground 13 3-0 Shot following Benson pass
4 13/11/10 Peterborough League 1 London Road 15 5-1 Penalty following foul on Scott Wagstaff
5 13/11/10 Peterborough League 1 London Road 36 5-1 Shot to top corner
6 20/11/10 Yeovil League 1 The Valley 11 3-2 Neat finish from Lee Martin assist
7 20/11/10 Yeovil League 1 The Valley 85 3-2 Penalty after being fouled
8 27/11/10 Luton FA Cup 2nd Rnd The Valley 34 2-2 Headed in a parried shot from Scott Wagstaff
9 09/12/10 Luton FA Cup 2nd Rnd Rep. Kenilworth Road 80 3-1 The disputed goal. Free kick off Racon’s head.
10 29/12/10 Brighton League 1 Am Ex 3 1-1 Penalty following foul on Anyinsah
11 01/01/11 Colchester League 1 Weston Homes 18 3-3 Penalty following Bond handball
12 01/01/11 Colchester League 1 Weston Homes 40 3-3 Penalty following Perkins handling of Benson’s header
13 03/01/11 Swindon League 1 The Valley 22 2-4 Deflected shot from close range
14 15/01/11 Sheffield Wednesday League 1 Hillsborough 6 2-2 Penalty following foul on Anyinsah
15 12/02/11 Peterborough League 1 The Valley 57 3-2 Header from Simon Francis cross
16 06/08/11 Bournemouth League 1 The Valley 77 3-0 Penalty to bottom left
17 20/08/11 Scunthorpe League 1 The Valley 20 2-2 Looping header to top right
18 27/08/11 Bury League 1 Gigg Lane 64 2-1 Left foot shot to bottom right corner
19 24/09/11 Chesterfield League 1 The Valley 29 3-1 Low shot from over the penalty spot from Stephens free kick
20 08/10/11 Tranmere League 1 The Valley 80 1-1 Penalty following foul on Kermorgant
21 05/11/11 Preston League 1 The Valley 16 5-2 Low shot after Green’s attempt parried
22 05/11/11 Preston League 1 The Valley 26 5-2 Penalty following foul on Kermorgant
23 13/11/11 Halifax FA Cup 1st Rnd The Shay 80 4-0 Low shot around two defenders
24 14/01/12 Sheffield Wednesday League 1 Hillsborough 28 1-0 Free kick. 20 yard curler to top right
25 21/01/12 Sheffield United League 1 The Valley 21 1-0 Free kick. 30 yard belter to top left
26 14/02/12 Milton Keynes League 1 The Valley 44 2-1 Penalty following foul on Yann Kermorgant
27 14/02/12 Milton Keynes League 1 The Valley 45 2-1 Penalty following foul on Jackson
28 28/02/12 Chesterfield League 1 b2net 58 4-0 Shot to bottom right corner from Stephens cross
29 22/09/12 Ipswich Championship Portman Road 48 2-1 Close range shot to top left corner
30 29/09/12 Blackburn Championship The Valley 27 1-1 Header from a Green cross
31 06/11/12 Cardiff Championship The Valley 39 5-4 20 yard shot to top right corner
32 06/11/12 Cardiff Championship The Valley 45 5-4 Header from 6 yards
33 01/01/13 Watford Championship Vicarage Road 78 4-3 Corner headed in from the D.
34 12/01/13 Blackpool Championship The Valley 23 2-1 Shot to bottom left from outside penalty box
35 26/01/13 Sheffield Wednesday Championship The Valley 47 1-2 Shot off the right post following good work from Solly and Pitchard
36 05/03/13 Peterborough Championship London Road 55 2-2 Shot from 12 yards to bottom right
37 30/03/13 Bolton Championship The Valley 25 3-2 Ran into box and shot to bottom right
38 06/04/13 Leeds Championship The Valley 47 2-1 Short range shot
39 13/04/13 Barnsley Championship Oakwell 19 6-0 Shot through keepers legs from 18 yards
40 04/05/13 Bristol City Championship The Valley 85 4-1 Shot from six yards following Pritchard’s pass
41 09/11/13 Leeds Championship The Valley 70 2-4 Tap-in from Church cross
42 07/12/13 Yeovil Championship Huish Park 45 2-2 Stooping header at far post from Cameron Stewart cross
43 01/01/14 Ipswich Championship Portman Road 90 1-1 Half-volley from just behind the penalty spot
44 22/02/14 QPR Championship The Valley 90 1-0 Downward header from narrow angle from Ajdarevic corner
45 29/04/14 Watford Championship The Valley 69 3-1 Controlled long ball from Fox and shot from 3 yards out
46 30/09/14 Norwich Championship Carrow Road 86 1-0 30 yard daisy cutter to bottom left
47 21/10/14 Bolton Championship The Valley 51 2-1 Low shot from 20 yards
48 04/10/15 Fulham Championship The Valley 81 2-2 Close range header
49 07/11/15 Sheffield Wednesday Championship The Valley 26 3-1 Close range header
50 21/11/05 Birmingham Championship St Andrews 61 1-0 Downward header following good work from Holmes-Dennis and Lookman

Goals Contributing to Wins: 35

Goals Contributing to Draws: 12

Consolation Goals: 3

Goals Scored Against: Peterborough 4; Sheffield Wednesday 4; Yeovil 3; Bolton 2; Cardiff 2; Chesterfield 2; Colchester 2; Ipswich 2; Leeds 2; Luton 2; Milton Keynes 2; Preston 2; Swindon 2; Watford 2; Barnsley 1; Birmingham 1; Blackburn 1; Blackpool 1; Bournemouth 1; Brighton 1; Bristol City 1; Bury 1; Carlisle 1; Dagenham 1; Fulham 1; Halifax 1; Norwich 1; QPR 1; Scunthorpe 1; Sheffield United 1 Tranmere 1.

Goals Scored At: TheValley 29; London Road 3; Hillsborough 2; Portman Road 2; Weston Homes 2; AmEx 1; b2net 1; Brunton Park 1; Carrow Road 1; County Ground 1; Gigg Lane 1; Huish Park 1; Kenilworth Road 1; Oakwell 1; St Andrews 1; The Shay 1; Vicarage Road 1

CHARLTON’S PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES 2015

With the new season starting tomorrow, we take a look at how Charlton did in the pre-season friendlies.  First we have a summary of the matches and then of every players’ appearances.

MATCHES

Opponents Date Billing Ground Score Scorers Attendance
Welling Utd 11/07/2015 1st Team Park View Road 2-0 Ahearne-Grant 3, 6 2,100
Genk
[Belgium]
15/07/2015 1st Team Cristal Arena 0-1 2,940
Sint-Truiden
[Belgium]
18/07/2015 1st Team Stayen Stadium 0-4 3,994
Dulwich Hamlet 18/07/2015 XI Champion Hill 3-2 Aribo 15
Jackson 43
Sinclair 68
754
Dagenham
& Redbridge
22/07/2015 1st Team Victoria Road 2-0 Partridge o.g. 38
Holmes-Dennis 66
719
Maidstone Utd 23/07/2015 XI Gallagher Stadium 1-1 Sinclair 61 528
West Ham Utd 25/07/2015 1st Team The Valley 0-0 8,678
Southend Utd 28/07/2015 Nominally
1st Team
Roots Hall 1-2 Kennedy 32 Not reported
Bolton Wanderers 31/07/2015 1st Team Macron Stadium 2-2 Watt 43, 60 4,541
Chelmsford City 04/08/2015 XI Melbourne Stadium 1-2 Ahearne-Grant 14 371

MATCH SUMMARY

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
10 3 3 4 12 14

PLAYER APPEARANCES & GOALS

Forename Surname Squad Number
2015-16
Status All
Appearances
Goals
Karlan AHEARNE-GRANT 18 From Development Squad 8 3
Zak ANSAH   1st Teamer 2 0
Joe ARIBO   Trialist from Slough 3 1
El-Hadji BA 22 Acquired from Sunderland 29/06 6 0
Jordan BEENEY   Development Squad 2 0
Aaron BARNES   Development Squad 6 0
Marcel BARRINGTON   Trialist formerly with Stoke and Leicester 1 0
Patrick BAUER 5 Acquired from C.S. Marítimo [Madeira] 22/06 6 0
Zakarya BERGDICH 19 Acquired from Real Valladolid 23/07 2 0
André BIKEY-AMOUGOU Established 1st Teamer 3 0
Sam BONE   Development Squad 1 0
Rhys BROWNE   Development Squad 1 0
Cristian CEBALLOS PRIETO 10 Acquired from Tottenham 23/07 1 0
Regan CHARLES-COOK 24 From Development Squad 7 0
Jordan COUSINS 8 Established 1st Teamer 5 0
Alou DIARRA 12 Established 1st Teamer 6 0
Marko DMITROVIC   Loaned to Alcorcon from 27/07 2 0
Archie EDWARDS   Development Squad 1 0
Conor FERGUSON   Trialist from Brisbane City 1 0
Morgan FOX 21 Established 1st Teamer 6 0
Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD NOURNIA 15 Prodigal 1st Teamer 2 0
Priestly GRIFFITHS   Trialist formerly with Middlesbrough 1 0
Jóhann Berg GUÐMUNDSSON 7 Established 1st Teamer 5 0
Brandon HANLAN Development Squad 2 0
Callum HARRIOTT 11 Established 1st Teamer 5 0
Stephen HENDERSON 1 Established 1st Teamer 2 0
Tareiq HOLMES-DENNIS 17 From Development Squad 8 1
Johnnie JACKSON 4 Established 1st Teamer 6 1
Ahmed KASHI 3 Acquired from Metz 21/07 3 0
Alex KELLY   Development Squad 3 0
Mikhail KENNEDY   Development Squad 5 1
Ezri KONSA   Development Squad 3 0
George LAPSLIE   Development Squad 1 0
Harry LENNON 26 From Development Squad 7 0
Ademola LOOKMAN   Development Squad 2 0
Simon MAKIENOK 9 Loaned from Palermo 5 0
Dimitar MITOV 27 From Development Squad 4 0
Frank MOUSSA 44 Long term injury 0 0
Oliver MULDOON   Development Squad 4 0
Loïc NÉGO 1st Teamer 2 0
Martin NETZER   Trialist formerly with Brentford 1 0
Ayo OBILEYE   Development Squad 5 0
Piotr PARZYSZEK   Returning loanee, loaned out again 0 0
Joe PIGOTT 23 Returning loanee 6 0
Dexter PETER   Trialist formerly with Norwich 2 0
Nick POPE 30 1st Teamer 7 0
Mouhamadou-Naby SARR 6 Acquired from Sporting Lisbon 28/07 2 0
Tobi SHO-SILVA   Development Squad 4 0
Jake SINCLAIR   Trialist formerly with Southampton 3 2
Chris SOLLY 20 Established 1st Teamer 5 0
Josh STAUNTON   Trialist formerly with Gillingham 3 0
Terell THOMAS   Development Squad 4 0
Josh UMERAH   Development Squad 2 0
Igor VETOKELE 14 Established 1st Teamer 2 0
Tony WATT 32 Established 1st Teamer 6 2
Rhoys WIGGINS 16 1st Teamer – Sold to Sheffield Wed. 05/08 3 0

For a more detailed look at player appearances, please see the following spreadsheet:  2015 – Pre Season Friendlies

Player Performance 2014-15 to Date

This Tuesday sees Charlton fans first opportunity to vote for their Player of The Year.  With that in mind, we’ve put together some stats on Charlton players’ league performances in 2014-15.

The following list gives an overview of who’s done what:

Played in most games: Cousins 39, Buyens 35, Gudmundsson 35, Vetokele 35
Played most full games: Ben Haim 33, Solly 32, Cousins 31
Brought on as sub the most: Wilson 14, Harriott 10, Moussa 10
Subbed off the most: Jackson 14, Gudmundsson 13, Tucudean 10, Vetokele 10
Sent off: Harriott 1, Solly 1
Most goals scored: Vetokele 11, Gudmundsson 8, Buyens 7
Most goals scored per game: Vetokele 0.31, Watt 0.25, Gudmundsson 0.23, Eagles 0.22
Played in most wins: Buyens 13, Cousins 13, Henderson 12, Fox 11
Highest percentage of wins: Eagles 67%, Johnson 67%, Diarra 67%, Lepoint 67%
Played in most draws: Cousins 15, Vetokele 15, Bikey 15
Highest percentage of draws: Veljkovic 67%, Onyewu 67%, Coquelin 60%
Played in Most defeats: Solly 12, Gudmundsson 12, Vetokele 11, Ben Haim 11, Cousins 11
Highest percentage of defeats: Pigott 100%, Etheridge 75%, Morrison 50%, Church 45%, Watt 44 %
Points from matches played in: Cousins 54, Buyens 53, Henderson 44, Gudmundsson 43
Points per match played in: Lepoint 2.17, Eagles 2, Johnson 2, Diarra 2, Henderson 1.76
Goal difference from matches played in: Henderson +11, Johnson +9, Eagles +7, Diarra +5, Fox +5
Goal difference per game: Johnson +1, Diarra +0.83, Eagles +0.78, Lepoint +0.67, Henderson +0.44

The following table shows match data for every player who has represented Charlton in the league to date this season:

Total Played Whole Match Sub On Subbed Off Sent Off Goals Scored Goals per Game
Ahearne-Grant 5 1 3 1 0 0 0
Ben Haim 33 33 0 0 0 0 0
Bikey 31 29 2 0 0 1 0.03
Bulot 23 5 9 9 0 4 0.17
Buyens 35 29 2 4 0 7 0.2
Church 11 1 9 1 0 2 0.18
Coquelin 5 3 2 0 0 0 0
Cousins 39 31 0 8 0 3 0.08
Diarra 6 3 2 1 0 1 0.17
Dmitrovic 5 4 1 0 0 0 0
Eagles 9 0 6 3 0 2 0.22
Etheridge 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Fox 26 16 8 2 0 0 0
Gomez 17 11 4 2 0 0 0
Gudmundsson 35 20 2 13 0 8 0.23
Harriott 21 2 10 8 1 1 0.05
Henderson 25 23 0 2 0 0 0
Jackson 26 11 1 14 0 2 0.08
Johnson 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
Lepoint 6 0 5 1 0 0 0
Morrison 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Moussa 14 0 10 4 0 1 0.07
Onyewu 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
Pigott 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Pope 7 6 1 0 0 0 0
Solly 33 32 0 0 1 0 0
Tucudean 20 4 6 10 0 2 0.1
Veljkovic 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
Vetokele 35 21 4 10 0 11 0.31
Watt 16 5 5 6 0 4 0.25
Wiggins 20 18 0 2 0 0 0
Wilson 24 4 14 6 0 0 0

The following table shows results data for every player who has represented Charlton in the league to date this season:

Wins % Wins Draws % Draws Defeats % Defeats Points Points per Game Goal Difference Goal Difference per Game
Ahearne-Grant 2 0.4 1 0.2 2 0.4 7 1.4 -2 -0.4
Ben Haim 8 0.24 14 0.42 11 0.33 38 1.15 -11 -0.33
Bikey 7 0.23 15 0.48 9 0.29 36 1.16 -11 -0.35
Bulot 10 0.43 5 0.22 8 0.35 35 1.52 3 0.13
Buyens 13 0.37 14 0.4 8 0.23 53 1.51 3 0.09
Church 3 0.27 3 0.27 5 0.45 12 1.09 -6 -0.55
Coquelin 1 0.2 3 0.6 1 0.2 6 1.2 0 0
Cousins 13 0.33 15 0.38 11 0.28 54 1.38 -1 -0.03
Diarra 4 0.67 0 0 2 0.33 12 2 5 0.83
Dmitrovic 1 0.2 2 0.4 2 0.4 5 1 -2 -0.4
Eagles 6 0.67 0 0 3 0.33 18 2 7 0.78
Etheridge 0 0 1 0.25 3 0.75 1 0.25 -9 -2.25
Fox 11 0.42 8 0.31 7 0.27 41 1.58 5 0.19
Gomez 7 0.41 5 0.29 5 0.29 26 1.53 -1 -0.06
Gudmundsson 10 0.29 13 0.37 12 0.34 43 1.23 -6 -0.17
Harriott 5 0.24 10 0.48 6 0.29 25 1.19 -5 -0.24
Henderson 12 0.48 8 0.32 5 0.2 44 1.76 11 0.44
Jackson 7 0.27 12 0.46 7 0.27 33 1.27 -3 -0.12
Johnson 6 0.67 0 0 3 0.33 18 2 9 1
Lepoint 4 0.67 1 0.17 1 0.17 13 2.17 4 0.67
Morrison 0 0 1 0.5 1 0.5 1 0.5 -3 -1.5
Moussa 5 0.36 7 0.5 2 0.14 22 1.57 1 0.07
Onyewu 0 0 2 0.67 1 0.33 2 0.67 -2 -0.67
Pigott 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 -2 -2
Pope 2 0.29 3 0.43 2 0.29 9 1.29 -1 -0.14
Solly 8 0.24 13 0.39 12 0.36 37 1.12 -8 -0.24
Tucudean 5 0.25 11 0.55 4 0.2 26 1.3 -3 -0.15
Veljkovic 0 0 2 0.67 1 0.33 2 0.67 -2 -0.67
Vetokele 9 0.26 15 0.43 11 0.31 42 1.2 -6 -0.17
Watt 7 0.44 2 0.13 7 0.44 23 1.44 1 0.06
Wiggins 6 0.3 10 0.5 4 0.2 28 1.4 0 0
Wilson 9 0.38 8 0.33 7 0.29 35 1.46 0 0

Late Goals

Frédéric Bulot’s injury time goal against Brentford was very welcome indeed.  It might not have earned us any additional points, but it was well taken and sealed the match and a good team performance all round.  As far as injury time goals go it was also long overdue though; the last time Charlton scored a goal with the clock showing 90+something was back in August when Igor Vetokele got the equaliser against huddersfield.  There have been just three other late goals (after 80 mins) in that time.  We’ve earned 5 points from those five goals.

Unfortunately the opposition haven’t been so shy of scoring; Charlton have conceded four injury time goals and five other late goals in this time.  These have cost us 8 points.

Late Goals

Johnnie Jackson’s Goals

Johnnie Jackson’s Goals For Charlton Athletic Following some harsh criticism this week skipper Johnnie Jackson grabbed a goal at Norwich to complete Charlton’s smash and grab raid.  The table below shows all of his goals for Charlton (with the possible omission of one as I can’t get it to tally with the number stated in the Club Handbook).  What is amazing is just how important some of these goals were and how they changed games. Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 00.56.36

Please click to enlarge.

Thanks to Callumcafc @ www.charltonlife.com for help in completing this list.