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Players playing out of their usual position for Charlton

I'm talking about players that played in an unfamiliar position at kick-off or for a lengthy part of a game. I'm not referring to a goalkeeper that comes up for a corner in added time. A few come to mind, although they give my age away a bit. The most famous was probably John Hewie playing three games in goal. I remember the one against Plymouth Argyle that we won 3-1. I also remember he wore a purple shirt that day, changing from the standard green of those days because of the colour clash. Over to you with plenty more, I suspect. Here are my ones.

John Hewie - goalkeeper
Mike Kenning - left back
Paul Went - centre forward
Billy Bonds - centre half
Cliff Myers - if I remember correctly played left back one week and outside right the next, but I may be making that up, one of the appearances may have been for the Reserves.

Comments

  • Jackson joining on loan to cover left back.
  • It's difficult with some young players to know exactly what their actual position is, but Maatsen a left back playing as a right sided winger/wide attacker is certainly something which wouldn't have happened in the old days!

    Or Paul Smyth playing at right wing back.
  • Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
  • edited April 26
    I think when Gordon Watson was developing, Curbs played him in a central midfield role in reserve matches to help him understand and experience how a forward making the correct runs into channels etc made it easier for the cm to distribute.
  • Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
    I think you're right
  • Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
    Twice if iirc. Sunderland away was one of the games. 
  • Matt penny (I think that's his name), played as a footballer this season
  • chris solly playing centre mid for a time. Kishishev joining as a right back and moving to centre mid. Wagstaff playing left wing. Jon fortune was a centre forward if memory serves but moved to CB in the academy. Chris powell playing centre mid in his last ever game for us like he should've been playing there his whole career.
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  • edited April 26
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  • As well as Ronnie Moore who I thought was a better centre back for us than a forward. Arthur Horsfield spent most of the 1974/75 promotion season as a number 5.

    Both men literally moved positions week by week depending on who else was available. Not sure that current number 5's and 9's are as easily interchangable although it is ironic I have felt that we missed Jayden Stockley as a defensive presence at corners but not in his main position up front.
  • Marcus Tudgay playing as an out an out striker in the FA Cup Vs Sheffield United
  • Too many pretending to play as a Footballer 
  • the definitive one ? .. John Hewie playing in goal 
  • Dennis Edwards at 'left half' .. v Leeds, also missed a penalty in that game
  • Don Macalister signed as a center back ending up playing in midfield.
    Mark Aislewood and Harry Cripps signed as full backs again played midfield.
  • edited April 26
    Arthur Horsfield .. striker turned central defender .. or in old money, from centre forward to centre half
  • Chuks A&Eke temporarily leaving his billet in the physios room
  • Billy Kiernan regular left winger moved to wing half as he got older. Only 5 ft 5 but boy could he climb to head the ball.
    Showing my age. 
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  • I remember Macauley Bonne playing up front a few times when everyone could see he would be a magnificent tea boy
  • Billy Kiernan regular left winger moved to wing half as he got older. Only 5 ft 5 but boy could he climb to head the ball.
    Showing my age. 
    Of course Brian Kinsey moved from outside left to left back.
  • Bob Curtis played midfield for a while at the back end of one of the season's circa 1970............. and scored a few too
  • Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
    I think Chapple played upfront away to Wolves.
  • Killer in goal, after Tutt got injured.
  • Paul Mortimer played centre half away against Wimbledon on Boxing Day one year.
  • Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
    I think Chapple played upfront away to Wolves.
    Also played up front at a home game too, cannot remember the opposition though. 
  • Steve Brown ( goalkeeper )  after Andy Petersons red card that glorious day at Villa Park.
  • edited April 26
    cafc999 said:
    Didnt Phil Chapple play upfront for a game?
    Also morts was deployed as a sweeper.
    I think Chapple played upfront away to Wolves.
    Also played up front at a home game too, cannot remember the opposition though. 
    Bolton November  1994 but went back to centre half when Leaburn replaced McLeary at the start of the second half 
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