Stephens backs his sacked ex-boss

Dale Stephens in action for Chris Powell's Charlton side

Dale Stephens in action for Chris Powell's Charlton side

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Albion midfielder Dale Stephens has told fans his sacked former boss “deserved better”.

Charlton manager Chris Powell has been sacked, less than 48 hours after his side played in an FA Cup quarter-final.

Powell had been attempting to mastermind a fight against relegation, despite losing key players including Stephens, who joined Albion on deadline day in January.

Stephens tweeted: “This game is ruthless, can't say I'm surprised. No place for loyalty unfortunately, he deserved better.”

Powell signed Stephens for Charlton in the summer of 2011 and led them to the League One title the following season.

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1:22pm Tue 11 Mar 14

fansunited says...

Chris Powell is a great manager and one of the good guys. Charlton's loss will be someone else's gain...............
Chris Powell is a great manager and one of the good guys. Charlton's loss will be someone else's gain............... fansunited
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1:49pm Tue 11 Mar 14

concernedofBrighton says...

HaHaha!

A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!!

The only loyal ones in the game are us fans!
HaHaha! A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!! The only loyal ones in the game are us fans! concernedofBrighton
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3:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Oscar's Chin says...

Disgraceful decision to sack Powell. No budget yet he keeps em in with a chance of survival and takes em to an FA Cup Quarter Final.
Disgraceful decision to sack Powell. No budget yet he keeps em in with a chance of survival and takes em to an FA Cup Quarter Final. Oscar's Chin
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3:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Chi Gull says...

concernedofBrighton wrote:
HaHaha!

A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!!

The only loyal ones in the game are us fans!
.. and that's pushing a point given those that swap between the PL team of the moment.
[quote][p][bold]concernedofBrighton[/bold] wrote: HaHaha! A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!! The only loyal ones in the game are us fans![/p][/quote].. and that's pushing a point given those that swap between the PL team of the moment. Chi Gull
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4:14pm Tue 11 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

concernedofBrighton wrote:
HaHaha!

A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!!

The only loyal ones in the game are us fans!
Sure sure. But you are a fan.

How loyal are you to your employer?

If you were offered double to go to a new company in a more prestigious role would you see yourself as disloyal for accepting? Would you accept disdain from others for choosing the new role and securing yours and your children's futures?

Loyalty is for fans only.....players can be great employees, and some are more committed than others, but that is the same in any workplace. They should not be chastised for choosing to move on when offered a great opportunity.

Before you laud the "loyalty" of players like El Abd, though a great servant, how often did he ever have to choose between us and a move to the Premier League..? Erm..never? He chose us over Barnsley...that was about it! Who wouldn't?

Smell the coffee man........
[quote][p][bold]concernedofBrighton[/bold] wrote: HaHaha! A professional footballer player talking about 'loyalty'!!!! The only loyal ones in the game are us fans![/p][/quote]Sure sure. But you are a fan. How loyal are you to your employer? If you were offered double to go to a new company in a more prestigious role would you see yourself as disloyal for accepting? Would you accept disdain from others for choosing the new role and securing yours and your children's futures? Loyalty is for fans only.....players can be great employees, and some are more committed than others, but that is the same in any workplace. They should not be chastised for choosing to move on when offered a great opportunity. Before you laud the "loyalty" of players like El Abd, though a great servant, how often did he ever have to choose between us and a move to the Premier League..? Erm..never? He chose us over Barnsley...that was about it! Who wouldn't? Smell the coffee man........ pablobrowno
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