We are once again pleased to bring you the latest edition of Trash Talk brought to you by our intrepid reporter Tom, who once again has tracked down an away fan willing to spill the beans on his club, and talk to us “The Franchise”.
For your delights we bring you 33-year-old Steve Gosling a Charlton Athletic fan, who as you will see shot himself in the foot with his proud claim Charlton were unbeaten under the new ownership. In his defence he wrote it before taking a spanking by lowly Burton Albion 4-2 last Tuesday night.
Anyway, thanks to Steve, and all the best for the season.
Just in case you are wondering what the top photo is about, they are crisp packets thrown in protest onto the pitch against the previous regime at Charlton, one of many such protests which all involved throwing objects onto the playing surface.Tell us a little-known fact about your club?We have not lost since our transfer embargo was lifted and we were able to bring players in due to new ownership.
EDITOR – Burton Albion 4 Charlton 2
What impact has Covid 19 had on your club, do you worry for its future if this continues?
I was worried nobody would buy the club whilst minimal income was coming in due to Covid 19, but we have been extremely lucky that Thomas Sandgaard bought the club with the right intentions despite all that is going on. He has a lot of money and knew exactly what was going on when he bought the club so luckily for us nothing will change.
What has your club done to compensate fans on season ticket sales?
I didn’t buy a season ticket this season, but I believe the fans have had free passes to stream the games.
What were your expectations for your club pre-season, and have you changed your mind on what you have seen so far?
I hoped for the playoffs before the season started with all the drama going on in the club and uncertainty with ownership, players, and staff. But now we’ve been taken over and we have added some decent players, I expect at least the play offs.
Who has been your breakout player this season?
We have signed a lot of new players due to relegation last season and new ownership this season, but I believe Alfie Doughty will be our breakout player.
Who should Dons fans watch out for as a game changer?
We have a few to be honest, Chuks Aneke changes the game from the bench whenever called upon, Alfie Doughty is lightning fast, but so far our game changer has been Andrew Shinnie, so he’s probably the man to double mark.
What’s your opinion on IFollow?
IFollow is a great alternative at the moment, but I’m a fan who goes home and away so I enjoy watching from the stands and not from the TV.
Who is a good tip for promotion and relegation?
Without picking Charlton I think Ipswich, I chose them before the season started and they have started really well, for relegation I’m going to say Rochdale, they just about stay up every year and I think this year will be time up in League 1, especially after losing Ian Henderson.
Where do you think the MK Dons will finish up this season?
I think MK Dons will struggle a bit; I’m going to say 15th.
What was the full boardroom story over the summer regarding ownership?
The ownership situation would take hours to write up, but we got the right man in the end with the right intentions. We’ve had 13 years of bad ownership and the running of the club, so it’s refreshing and positive to have such a passionate new owner.
Your thoughts on Chuks and Alex?
Alex Gilbey looked decent when he played the 2 or 3 games before he got injured, I’m excited to see him play again. I’ve fallen in love with Chuks, he finished last season well and has started this one with real intent. He’s run his socks off every minute of every game he’s played and has been unlucky to not have scored more goals already. I think Chuks will get 15+ goals this season.