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 Post subject: David Martin
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:46 am 
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Looks as though his ambition for a 'new' challenge at Charlton will see him:

- Play under the same manager he has done for almost seven years
- Sign for a club in turmoil with no long term stability
- And play in the same league he has done for six years against the same teams

Good luck, Dave - but your expected decision to join Charlton doesn't make sense to me.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:56 am 
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perhaps it wasnt entirely his decision.

perhaps robbie didnt fancy him.

perhaps he didnt have any more persuasive suitors

perhaps he wanted assurity of first team football


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:40 am 
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Perhaps he didn't have a choice.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:53 am 
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He was great for this club .
I wish him the best wherever he goes.
He is out of work and needs a new job just like everyone else.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm 
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Found his level unfortunately.

League One club, League One player.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:40 pm 
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Good old Dave. I'm not normally one for the 'welcome back' treatment when ex-players return for different clubs, but it'll be nice (and a little odd) to see him here again next season.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Wha would be a better option? Sign for a Championship or Prem club as number 2/3 like we've seen down the years? Sign for a League Two club and be the number one? Try a different League? Or sign for a club in the same League, offering first team football pretty close to home? Why does it matter if he's played under the manager or not, Charlton are a big club and need players like Dave Martin to help push the club in the right direction.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Young Alby wrote:
Wha would be a better option? Sign for a Championship or Prem club as number 2/3 like we've seen down the years? Sign for a League Two club and be the number one? Try a different League? Or sign for a club in the same League, offering first team football pretty close to home? Why does it matter if he's played under the manager or not, Charlton are a big club and need players like Dave Martin to help push the club in the right direction.


This. Good luck to him wherever he ends up going.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Like with any job there are many factors. Getting along with your boss/colleagues, career progression or, just a change of pace. However I will say this Martin is not anywhere near the level of a good Championship goalkeeper (I didn't even think he was the best in League one). I was surprised when I heard the mumblings that he might have been going to Norwich, but sitting on the bench for more money would be better than Charlton.

They are not a big club they are a middling club with fairly good support, though I can see that dwindling cause of the crap they play and the owners they have (unless they sell).

Good luck to him. But, the money we save as I guess he is one of the higher earners will be better placed elsewhere

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Charlton are one of the bigger clubs in this League. Compared to us they're massive. I don't see how you can say sitting in a Chanpionship bench is better than a club in this division with, despite off the field issues, a bigger budget and realistically more chance of Championship football in the near future than us.

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