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Dowie gets the blame

Dowie gets the blame

Charlton Athletic chief executive Peter Varney suggests that his club's relegation this season is down to Iain Dowie despite the current Coventry City boss having been in charge for just fifteen games in all competitions at the club after taking over from Alan Curbishley.

'It is natural some will seek to apportion blame for our poor season,' he said. 'At the start of the campaign Richard Murray and his fellow directors invested some £11m in new players, much from their own personal resources.

'With that level of investment they should reasonably have expected another comfortable mid-table finish.

'Having had the same manager for 15 years, we could not have imagined we would then have three in one season.'





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Writer:CCFC
Date:Wednesday May 9 2007
Time: 8:59AM

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I've no need to defend Dowie but £11m is not a massive amount in the Premiership these days and if the Charlton board are going to panic and fire him after just a dozen league games then they should take the majority of the blame.
CET Stander
09/05/2007 09:02:00
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Dowie is certainly in the news at the minute. At Cov because he's suppsedly resigning, at Charlton because they're blaming him for relegation and at Palace where they're suing him for £1m!!!
Rugby Sky Blue
09/05/2007 11:02:00
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sorry but blaming him when you had 3/4 of a season to go still sounds like sour grapes from Charlton IMO !
dazednconfuzed
10/05/2007 08:44:00
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