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Posts from the ‘Charlton’ Category

Oxford United 1 Charlton Athletic 1

What day is it..

I’ve been travelling out on the west coast and have lost all sense of days and time. There was 90 minutes I tried to follow the other day and managed to listen to a bit of the game from the start. Leading up to Fosu’s goal we should already have been led.

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Magic of the Cup

One of the few remaining things to get excited about is the FA Cup draw, more so now that we enter the 1st Round. We were drawn at home to Truro City this evening. A proper cup tie, with the large slice of yikes thrown in too. You know how good we are in the Cups! According to the BBC Sport website Truro are the first Cornish side in the FA Cup proper since 1969. That was Falmouth Town.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Doncaster Rovers 0

Why is it that our game is always the last to finish..

Well today the ref got run over by Josh Magennis, but for all the other times, it is one of lives little mysteries. 

By ways of modern technology I was able to follow the game today 30,000 feet up in the air as I flew to Los Angeles. At times we flowed, at times we huffed, but there was always raw effort and a spirit that pleased The Valley crowd. 

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Oh Guy

Why anybody is bothered what Guy Luzon thinks I never know, and I’m not sure why the News Shopper felt he was worth interviewing but seriously:

“I think she is doing an amazing job. Katrien is the heart of the club. She brought a lot to develop this club and achieve their targets”

Luzon’s claim to fame of course was that he was the most outstanding candidate out of the 20 that Meire interviewed on the Sunday night after Bob Peeters was sacked the same day and for his, admittedly humourous, touchline antics. Luzon had a 33% win ratio and was sacked after not winning a league game in nine. Currently he is back in his home country as head coach of Maccabi Haifa. 

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Fleetwood Town 1 Charlton Athletic 3

Header, left foot, right foot..

I spent most of my day at the swimming pool watching my daughter race and she did herself very proud. Meanwhile 4,000 odd miles away in a town with a little less than half the population of Bermuda, a football team were doing themselves very proud as well.

After a four game hiccup involving two disappointing defeats and two disconcerting draws, the Addicks went to a free-scoring Fleetwood today possibly expecting the worst and with the added handicap of having no Chris Solly, although Ben Reeves and Mark Marshall did take their place on the bench.

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Pearce out for 10 weeks

I read that we missed a leader on the pitch last night. Solly, for all of his qualities, is a quiet captain, and Pearce always comes across as a far more visible and audible influence.

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Walsall 2 Charlton Athletic 2

Broken record..

The tale of Charlton Athletic is one big broken LP. Not taking our chances, conceding too many goals, no impact from the bench, nothing on the bench offensively at least, scrimping in the transfer window, a frail looking squad with no options, bemoaning the loss of world beaters Marshall and Reeves. Yup Karl, we have heard this tune before.

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