Charlton chief executive Peter Varney has confirmed that the 'particulars of claim' - further details relating to the writ issued to Iain Dowie by his previous employer - were served on Wednesday.

Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan organised a high court writ to be served during the press conference at The Valley on Tuesday, May 30th when Dowie was announced as the new Addicks head coach.

Varney explained: "For legal reasons we cannot make any further comment at this stage.

"But we have noted the further derogatory comments made by Simon Jordan at a Crystal Palace press conference this week both in relation to Iain Dowie and our football club.

"The matter is being dealt with by the club lawyers and we will not be making any additional statements at this time."

All eyes are on England at present as Sven and co go in pursuit of World Cup glory.

But closer to home, Charlton and their new management team will be able to formulate their plans for the upcoming domestic season when the fixtures come out on Thursday morning.

As usual the only way to get the inside track on the Addicks' new campaign - as new head coach Iain Dowie kicks off his Valley reign - will be by clicking on the official website from 10am on Thursday.

The new fixture list is unveiled on Thursday and supporters can still secure their seats to all 19 of Charlton's home Premiership clashes next season.

It's sure to be an exciting campaign as new boss Iain Dowie takes charge for the first time and seats are available from just £325 for adults and a bargain £99 for U16s anywhere in the stadium.

Anyone signing up for the new season can also win a luxury holiday home worth £50,000 courtesy of sponsors Llanera.

For more information, and to apply for a season ticket go to or call 0871 226 1905.

The club will shortly be announcing news of a week-long swap period where season-ticket holders can move seats and full details will appear on the official website.

Rookie winger Myles Weston is the latest youngster to pledge his allegiance to Charlton after signing a one-year professional deal.

The Lewisham-born 18-year-old, a regular in the reserves last season after coming through the ranks, was delighted to seal the deal.

He said: "I'm really happy to be staying at Charlton, it's my local club."

He also paid tribute to Mark Robson, the newly named development coach who will continue to boss Charlton's second string next term.

He added: "I would like to thank Robbo as he's helped me and improved me a lot.

"I like Robbo, and I like being around him. He always tries to help the younger players."

A host of former Charlton heroes teed off for the first UK Former Players Association golf day at West Kent Gold club last Monday.

Stars of yesterday such as Derek Hales, Colin Walsh and Gary Nelson hit the fairways at the Downe course but it was an ex-Millwall man, Alan Walker, who won the individual event and led his team to success as well.

FPA President Derek Ufton presented the prizes after a dinner in the clubhouse and an auction and raffle raised £500 for the West Kent Golf Club captain's charity, Kent Air Ambulance Former Charlton defender Billy Bonds helped two local schools kick-off a World Cup-themed educational project last week.

Bonds, who made 100 appearances for the Addicks between 1964 and 1967, attended the City Learning Centre @ Charlton Athletic dubbed CLC@CAFC.

Around 30 students were at information and communication technology-focused learning centre based in the north stand at The Valley on Wednesday.

And the World Cup Playing for Success project saw children from Fossdene Primary and Eglinton Primary schools become sports reporters to grill the former Valley favourite.

The scheme, designed to boost attainment levels in the borough, will see the two schools together with students from Thorntree Primary and Plumstead Manor Secondary School take on a host of differing football roles such as managers, physios, match commentators, journalists, kit designers, football song composers, photographers and movie-makers as part of the scheme.

Charlton's impeccably behaved supporters last season swelled The Valley coffers to the tune of £20,000 and those same fans are being targeted to find ways to splash the cash.

Departing Charlton elected director Sue Townsend is welcoming ideas from the supporters after the Addicks topped the Behaviour of the Public Fair Play League last term.

She said: "Being named as the best behaved fans in the Premiership is a fine accolade. And one of the great rewards is that fans themselves can benefit from the honour. The question I am asking is 'how should we spend the money?'"

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