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How can Charlton improve this summer?

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As part of our 2006/2007 Premiership season-end review, here’s a look at how Charlton’s season went. Read up, then offer your own advice on how Charlton can improve this summer.

  1. Pre-season expectations: Despite AC’s exit Charlton were probably looking a ‘consolidation’ season, to stabilise themselves mid-table and build a team that could challenge for Europe next season.
  2. Season evaluation: Curbishley’s departure left a hole that was never quite filled, and while Pardew gave the side hope they were faced with a nearly impossible task. This season was not just a huge disappointment, it was disasterous for Charlton.
  3. The Big Negative: A disasterous start to the season saw Charlton fighting for survival early on and they never really recovered.
  4. The Big Positive: Hard to find positives for a relegated team but in Pardew they have a manager capable of bringing them back up again (and Charlton have the players to make it happen as well – if they can hold on to them).
  5. Summer Priority: To hold on to their key players and buy smart for next season’s promotion challenge.

Charlton failed, miserably, and while it was unfortunate to see them go down the team simply did not do enough, did not fight enough, to merit staying up.

Now it’s your turn: How do you think Charlton can improve this summer?

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