Defining Charlton’s season is difficult. The results have fluctuated but underwhelmed, which leaves the Addicks 11th in League One with two games to go.

The gulf between them and the top teams in the league is stark and was highlighted when Ipswich put six past them only a couple of weeks ago.

They face a summer rebuild which, after securing the impressive Dean Holden as manager, should be the light at the end of quite a dark season.

On the top of the agenda is securing the future of some of their best players, including doing all they can to keep the services of Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, who is scheduled to return to his parent club Crystal Palace.

To tick everything off their to do list, the tumultuous ownership must be resolved. It is now months since Thomas Sandgaard agreed to sell the club, but he is still in charge, much to the displeasure of some fans.


Concrete bids were made, the most high-profile being a consortium led by Charlie Methven, formerly of Sunderland. This attempt fell flat and both parties dispute the reason for this, with a potential legal battle still brewing.

The most likely candidate appears to be American businessman Marc Spiegel, who is looking for investors as he prepares to step up his bid to take over Charlton, according to Bloomberg. Mr Spiegel’s business history is with Rubicon Global, of which he is a co-founder.

The fans’ greatest fear would be another owner without the club’s interest at heart.