Charlton Athletic (H) Preview - Season 23/24, Episode 21

So United suffer their fourth home league defeat of the season against Bristol Rovers and then face the daunting task of keeping out the league's top marksman against Charlton Athletic this weekend... but let's be honest, that's not the main point of discussion is it???

In this episode of The Brunton Bugle, Lee and Mike unsurprisingly spend most of their time talking about this week's big breaking news - the takeover of club by the Piatak family via Castle Sports Group has been completed! It's felt like the last couple of months have taken forever but the deal is finally done and there's plenty of look forward to - there's some instant reaction to the news including 60 Second Reviews and some of your tweets. We'll be bringing more reaction on the news over the next few weeks, including hopefully an interview with the Tom and Tom II at some point!

On top of that, we briefly cover the Bristol Rovers game (wasn't much to talk about anyway!) before looking ahead to this weekend's clash with Charlton Athletic, where a big crowd is expected to celebrate the arrival of our new owners.

We also speak to Louis Mendez from the Charlton Live podcast about the ups and downs of following the Addicks over the last few decades, their change of manager this season and their memories of the three occasions where they've been promoted at Brunton Park.

Alongside those bits, there is a round-up of the news and the usual ex-Blues section.

Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Mike Booth in Formby.

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