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Charlton Athletic 3 Luton Town 1

Allez, Allez, Allez.

What a result that was. The Valley rocked again today as Lee Bowyer’s team bounced on with Addicks’ fans right there behind them. As Bow said let’s just be there waiting if the others want to slip up and offer us an opportunity.

I was bouncing around a bit myself today and followed the game by a variety of ways, but even the first half we were good. Yet they were very good too showing every inch of why they hadn’t lost for 28 games and will absolutely go up as champions.

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And that’s the thanks

“Charlton supporters have been crucial this season and have played a huge role in helping Lee Bowyer’s team to secure some vital – and often dramatic – points..” (more)

So what do the club do? They put the season ticket prices up.

“Some areas of The Valley have seen price increases for 2019/20 due to a number of reasons, which include increases in inflation and minimum wage.”

Looking more closely at the detail it looks as if all “areas” have seen price increases of up to 5%. The prices will go up again on May 6th, before the play-off semi-finals!

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The CONCACAF Gold Cup draw

Just when at work we were bemoaning the lack of summer football action, the Gold Cup arrived like the first summer wasp.

Bermuda qualified for their first ever major tournament recently by finishing in 5th place in this continent’s Nations League qualifying. The 5th place finish also secured Nations League action against the power house Mexicans and Panama later in the year.

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Wycombe Wanderers 0 Charlton Athletic 1

1,500 Addicks turned Adams Park into a home match last night as they sung and roared on Charlton to victory.

It wasn’t a classic but Lee Bowyer’s men ground and fought out a hard earned win against a decent Wycombe side. Bowyer juggled his squad around to rest a few legs and it was returning skipper Jason Pearce who got the vital goal expertly volleying in a cross from a lovely Josh Cullen cross on 33 minutes.

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Plymouth Argyle 0 Charlton Athletic 2

Plymouth is always a tough place to go, and if ever the Pilgrims can be decent for a whole season they are sure to be promotion challengers, and the boys in retro red and black navigated some choppy waters down in the West Country today but returned home with all three points.

The Addicks struggled to contain a very attack-minded Argyle first half, not helped by a referee who was on a mission to book every Charlton player. We’d had three in the book before a returning Bielik fouled the dangerous Lameiras to give away a penalty late in the first period.

However Dillon Phillips stood strong and despite diving to his left he beat Carey’s centrally placed kick out with his foot.

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Miami weekender

A quick weekend in Miami to meet the exhausted-other-half and our little Edwina the Eagle daughter after their week skiing in Colorado. Whilst I made the short hop across from Bermuda this morning, they had to suffer a midnight flight and a red-eye from Denver.

A pretty quiet weekend should ensue and a welcome break from work, which is currently relentless and unsympathetic to doing much else including sleeping through the bloody night.

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