Reed gets chairman’s vote of confidence (uh-oh!)

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21st, December 2006

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Charlton chairman Richard Murray has given his backing to woeful manager Les Reed and said that the Addicks’ board will provide funds for new signings in January.

Reed’s team have won one league game in six since Reed took over from Iain Dowie and the new gaffer has been subjected to huge amounts of criticism from supporters.
Murray said: "It’s unfair on Les at the moment. His current record is similar to Iain’s but are both at fault? We will spend in January but we will have to wheel and deal."
Charlton are currently second from bottom in the Premiership and their miserable form continued on Tuesday when they were knocked out of the League Cup by Wycombe Wanderers. Are Reed’s days numbered?

Murray said the signings made by Reed’s predecessor may have something to do with the club’s current predicament.
"Les is getting hammered at the moment and it is a tough spell for the club. Very tough," he added.
"We have to see some changes on the pitch. We were awful against Wycombe. But those who watch Charlton regularly will say maybe it was the same under Iain Dowie. Maybe we

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  1. If Pardew keeps them up, the new West Ham owner should be shot.