With Charlton Athletic sitting in 22nd place in the Championship, and on the back of a 3-0 reversal at the Valley, the Addicks have announced they have parted company with head coach Guy Luzon and his first team coaching staff.

The move, whilst not wholly unexpected given current form and results, still came as a bolt out of the blue for some. Luzon has presided over a team that has lost their last three games without scoring and conceding a total of seven goals, including three in midweek to notoriously goal-shy Preston North End – their third such scoreline this term so far. In fact, in league competition Charlton haven’t won a game since a 2-1 victory over high-flying Hull City on August 22.

During this run, which includes five losses and a draw in their last six games, Charlton have struggled to match their opponents at times. Over the course of the season itself, Charlton have only scored 11 goals whilst conceding 21; this giving them an overall goal difference of -10.

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A good place to find out reaction to stories such as this one is over on Twitter where the 140 characters available are used to cutting and acerbic effect at times.

Luzon gone – Twitter reacts


So whilst some fans think it is for the better, that Luzon needed to go to provide for change at pitch level, there are others who think that the canker is much deeper and much higher up the power ladder.