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Duchatelet speaks

Two media outlets carried quotes today from his royal loony tunes, who has finally managed to manoevre his head out of his arse. The Times ran a story (behind pay wall) which was repeated in the News Shopper:

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Rosette’s are red

CARD plan to honour Addicks’ fans at the 25th Back to The Valley anniversary game by distributing thousands of red-and-white rosettes to fans outside the stadium. The rosettes are to celebrate the part played by fans in the re-opening of the The Valley in 1992, and particularly the role of the Valley Party, whose 60 candidates amassed almost 15,000 votes in the 1990 local elections, changing Greenwich Council policy in the process.

With the risk of the true meaning of the game being lost by the club, I am happy to see the return of CARD for the first time this season. Katrien Meire is on record as not caring about the club’s history and has regularly failed to mention the massive role that fans had in bringing the club back to it’s spiritual home.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Peterborough United 2

90+4 mins..

A storming comeback should not be sniffed at and can often be a catalyst for a good run, but it should not hide the fact that this was a poor performance from Charlton last night. Defensively it sounded as if we were all over the place, with Bauer particularly poor, and we should have already been behind before Posh scored their opener.

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Back to The Valley shirt

The original Back to The Valley shirt was beautifully simple, but also underlined how little money the club had in those days to throw around as every penny went on getting our spiritual home ready for the homecoming that memorable day almost 25 years ago.

The club with Hummel, who have been a great partner so far, have combined along with supporters to produce a one-off anniversary kit for the Portsmouth 25-year Back to The Valley game, and they’ve done a good job.

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Scunthorpe United 2 Charlton Athletic 0

And on the bench today we have..

Two sides pretty inseparable until the hour mark when Scunny’s Josh Morris fired in two goals of the month. Positively speaking we very much were in the game and created chances against the form team in the division before two goals in three minutes knocked the stuffing out of us. The unbeaten run was always going to come to an end. Good teams bounce back and start new unbeaten runs and we play again on Tuesday night.

On the negative we had chances to score that we didn’t take, again. Marshall in particular culpable when one-on-one in the first half. Magennis also saw a header pushed onto a post (photo). We most definitely missed Fosu and Clarke, although I can’t see how we missed Reeves on what we have seen from him so far.

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Robinson has brought the team back but not our club

Happy anniversary to Karl Robinson. After the disappointing draw at home to MK Dons he talked about how far we have come as a team since last time we played Franchise in April. I would rather look at how far we have come in the past year.

In fact just over a year ago I was at, what turned out to be Russell Slade’s last game, Swindon. It was truly demoralizing, and the road down and down under Duchatelet appeared to have no turning points or crossroads. The incompetence of Meire and the vindictiveness of Duchatelet apparently knew no bounds.

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Being thankful

The American’s are responsible for a lot of things – disposable nappies, the light bulb, mac & cheese, the computer (these are in no particular order) and of course Thanksgiving, once described by my old boss as a 4-day Sunday where all you can do is eat, drink and watch sport on TV, with no added pressure of buying anyone presents. God bless America and all that sailed in The Mayflower.

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