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Karl Robinson: I wake up hoping for takeover confirmation

By Richard Cawley

Karl Robinson has admitted he wakes up every day hoping that Charlton’s takeover has gone through.

The Addicks are still in the League One play-off hunt but the Liverpudlian can only do loan deals unless owner Roland Duchatelet clinches a sale of the club.

“It’s okay people saying get loans in but we can only play five,” said Robinson. “We’ve got Ben Amos, Jay Dasilva – who has been outstanding – and Stephy Mavididi, who’s a top player.

“If we replace Ricky Holmes with a loan and also bring in a couple of strikers then that limits what we can do on a matchday.

“I want two permanent and two loans.

“Every morning I wake up and hope I can sign a player and we can do something to make the club stronger and keep the players I want to keep.

“I’ve had three very controversial windows in the time I’ve been here. I think it will eventually come out what I have spent – and it will shock the life out of the fans.”

Addicks director Richard Murray is due to meet Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Club representatives tomorrow to provide an update on takeover talks.

“I know Richard will tell the truth,” said Robinson. “Hopefully the fans appreciate I’m in the same situation as them. We’re all in a really grey area.

“There are fans who have been supporting this club for hundreds of years when you add them together – I’ve been here a short space of time and it is hurting me.

“Whether you are CARD [Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet], the trust or anyone else you maybe think everything feels a bit stalled. The due diligence seems to be moving the club closer to new hands. I hope it is this month to enable me to bring players in – the window for that decreases every single day.”

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3 thoughts on “Karl Robinson: I wake up hoping for takeover confirmation

  • Gerald Kite

    I have a great admiration of karl, they way he has been set up is a scandal , I only hope he does not walk away as he has been sounding a bit more fed up of late.

  • Terence Lineham

    I long to see Charlton back in the Premiership where they belong, the club and supporters
    deserve the best.
    My best wishes in the negotiation.
    Terry { supporter for 75yrs }

  • Keep your chin up Robbo your doing a great job on very limited sources.glad when he sells and we get our much deserved crowds back to support you and the team Robbo.


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