Northern Ireland international, Josh Magennis, spoke to the South London Press and said that it has not been a good season, and the underperformance has come down to inconsistency.

The woes and unrest at the red Southeast London outfit have been picked up by the press over the last three years, as protests and fan movement has increased significantly over the period that Roland Duchatlet has owned the former Premier League outfit. This year marks, ten years since the Addicks were playing in the top flight, competing against some of the best teams in the world.

In the 2015/16 season, the Addicks capitulated and succumbed to a relegation back to the Sky Bet League One, which the outfit romped back in the 2011/12 season under Chris Powell, finishing with an impressive 101 points.

After the relegation, the unpopular and simply infamous, Katrien Meire and executive board made clear that Charlton had a top six budget, and that a finish in the top six for the 2016/17 season was an absolute minimum for the Addicks, in an attempt to mount a bounce-back promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

However, the Charlton faithful have witnessed another disappointing season, which has seen Charlton finish 13th in their first season back in the third division.

Northern Ireland international, Josh Magennis, spoke to the South London press and said the failure and underperformance for the 2016/17 campaign is due to inconsistency.

“It has been inconsistency, more than anything,” said Magennis. “It hasn’t been a good season as a team when you consider the expectations at the start of it.

“I don’t feel we have bad players. We are looked after to the nines, we get everything we need and work hard on a daily basis. When it comes together, like it did against Bolton and Scunthorpe then we are a team to be reckoned with.

“It was important that we didn’t just let this season fade away and were looking to catch the sides above us.”


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Charlton Athletic fan who is still proud and loves the achievements under Jimmy Seed, Alan Curbishley and Chris Powell. I am still waiting for the day when we return to the top flight of English Football! I am staunchly against the Roland Duchatelet ownership and support CARD in his removal. I am also a qualified referee with the London FA. Twitter: @ValleyFloydFred