So lets get this straight.
Charlton have sacked Dowie and have given Les Reed a chance to show what he can do.
That doesn't make much sense and it sounds more risky than keeping Dowie.
The fact that Reed's a Charlton man won't be enough to save them. OK, he might be a great coach, but being a good coach and managing a team, getting Charlton back to winning ways are totally different things.
This is looking more and more like a panic decision to sack Dowie. I'm not sure they really know which direction to go in or where to go from here.