Former Charlton Athletic player and manager Chris Powell comments on club's plight

Charlton Athletic - The Valley

Powell is something of a legend at The Valley.

Charlton Athletic are having quite a remarkable season, but not for good reasons.

The Addicks are desperately fighting for survival in the Championship at the moment but the fans at The Valley seem to have had enough of their controversial owner Roland Duchatelet.

The Belgian’s running of the club has been criticised by fans, who have been protesting against him since the start of the year.

One former Charlton hero has now had his say on his former club’s woes.

Chris Powell was a player at Charlton for six years and played over 200 games for the club. He also managed The Addicks for three years, guiding them to League One promotion and a steady footing in the second-tier.

He was sacked by Duchatelet in March 2014 and went on to become Huddersfield Town boss and was speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (08/04/16) about the troubles at his former club:

“I think we need another two hours to be honest (to assess Charlton’s woes).

“It’s a great club. I really hope they don’t go down, it’s looking that way, they still have a chance.

“I almost feel like the work we’ve done has been wasted.

“They haven’t got the Championship mentality. The owner, he hasn’t really understood what it takes to make sure you can build in the Championship.

“Sadly, it looks like they are going to pay the price for that.”

Charlton fans will no doubt agree with Powell.

In recent weeks the club’s fans have produced unofficial programmes, mock funerals and thrown hundreds of stress balls onto the pitch to vent their dissatisfaction with the running of Charlton Athletic.

The club have won two of their last four games as they put up a fight for survival, but remain seven points off of Rotherham.

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