Episode 121 – Charlton sack Chris Powell

Farewell Chris Powell. Charlton Athletic’s new owner Roland Duchatelet made the controversial decision this week to part company with the club’s much loved manager – but has he put their Championship status at risk by doing so?

New manager Jose Riga, formerly in charge at Standard Liege in Belgium, has picked up two goalless draws in his first two games in charge, lifting the Addicks off the bottom of the table. We get the inside story on his appointment, Powell’s departure and what Duchatelet’s takeover means for the club, courtesy of Richard Cawley, deputy sports editor of the South London Press.

Meanwhile at Bootham Crescent, York City are riding the crest of a wave. The Minstermen have picked up nine wins and three draws from fourteen games in 2014, with six clean sheets in their last seven and only seven goals conceded this calendar year. We talk to Dave Flett, author of ‘York City Fighting Back’ and York City writer for the York Press. He explains how Nigel Worthington has turned his side from relegation strugglers to League Two play-off contenders in the space of three months.

Elsewhere, Leicester’s relentless run threatens to break records, plus we talk Sean Dyche on the phone and Brentford’s big win at Brisbane Road. There’s also Oxford crumbling, strange goalkeeping substitutions and DC’s trip to the Football League Awards to discuss. All that plus Craig Morley tells us more about his club Bury…

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