LUZON’S ADDICKS LOOK TO HIT NEW HEIGHTS
CHARLTON have been hitting the heights so far this season – but perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising.
The Addicks must be in the running to be the tallest team in the country with a string of six footers lining up for them.
Danish striker Simon Makienok leads the way at 6ft 7ins tall – and became the tallest goalscorer in the club’s history when he netted the opener in their 2-1 victory against Hull at The Valley last weekend.
It was Football League Paper reader Martin Wiseman who called our attention to Charlton’s beanpoles.
Aside from Makienok, on a seasonlong loan from Palermo, the London club have Naby Sarr (6ft 5ins), Stephen Henderson, Patrick Bauer (both 6ft 4ins), Nick Pope, Alou Diarra and Harry Lennon (all 6ft 3ins), Dimitar Mitov (6ft 2ins), Johnnie Jackson, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Morgan Fox (all 6ft 1ins) in their ranks. It means manager Guy Luzon, a mere 5ft 11ins, has a lot to look up to this season as Charlton aim for the Land of the Giants – the Premier League.
Wiseman said: “I’m not sure if owner Roland Duchatelet is looking to have his 2015-16 squad reaching for the stars during the months ahead.
“But one thing’s for sure, if it doesn't work out for the Addicks on the football pitch this season, there's probably the potential there to start a basketball team.”
BASKET CASES: Simon Makienok and Patrick Bauer, right, are two of Charlton’s towering team