Charlton Athletic season predictions: The Addicks have enough firepower to survive

Charlton Athletic - The Valley

Charlton did unexpectedly well last season but they have had a busy summer of ins and outs, so how do our writers think they will get on?

Charlton defied the naysayers to finish comfortably in the middle of the pack last season, but a busy summer could change their fortunes significantly for better or for worse.

The primary target will be securing Championship survival, but Guy Luzon may be thinking more ambitiously and hoping to break into the top 10.

Prediction: 19th. 

Billy Hawkins: A lack of depth keeps them far off the top, despite a strong starting team.

Tim Poole: I can see Charlton going down, with not much in the way of evidence to tell me otherwise.

Stephen Pickering: The Addicks have lost a number of players this summer and their season could go either way. Inconsistency cost them last season and it will be interesting to see if they can improve on that. Key player: Igor Vetokele.

Che Thomas: There have been big changes in the playing staff at the Valley, but lots of additions have limited experience in England. I think the Addicks may struggle somewhat this season.

Mathew Nash: The first of the real relegation candidates. The Addicks however have enough firepower to survive.

Damien Lucas: Mediocre season for Athletic who end up in no man's land with no chance of promotion or relegation.

Freddie Shires: Joe Gomez has been their only major loss and, while their new additions have received little fanfare, towering striker Simon Makienok looks like he could do some damage in the Championship.

Our writers were asked to predict the outcome of next season's Championship campaign. We accumulated their rankings (24 points for first place, 1 for 24th, etc), and created a predicted 2015-16 league table.

Here it is: 


Derby County

Hull City




Ipswich Town

Blackburn Rovers

Leeds United



Sheffield Wednesday

Bristol City

Nottingham Forest


Bolton Wanderers

Birmingham City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic


MK Dons


Huddersfield Town

Preston North End

Rotherham United 

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