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Charlton Athletic 1 Bradford City 1

So predictable..

If only we could get a second goal. It rarely happens. Even with such an attack minded squad. I followed on Charlton Life’s match thread via inflight wifi and those last 10 minutes it was like we were all waiting for them to score. Maybe that is the players mentality too?

In fact, it sounded as if Bradford deserved it. Yes they dished it out, beat us up, but for me it sounded as if that equalizer was coming.

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After a week, ten days, that saw me in Boston, Norfolk (Virginia), Miami and Orlando, I could do with sitting still a little, but no, the island-feavered-other-half wants to get away for a few days over half term, so she has booked us a trip to go and see the rodeo.

We are off to San Antonio in Texas tomorrow, a place I have never been, with the main act being my other-half’s seemingly new fascination with bucking broncos and cowboy boots. Our little ‘un’s going to love it with 2,000 pigs and cattle to play with as well as a petting zoo and pony rides.

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Repeat episode

Bradford City appointed Simon Grayson as their new manager today. The Bantams have not won a league game since New Years Day. Milton Keynes Dons appointed ex-U16 England manager Dan Micciche a couple weeks back and he has overseen three defeats. MK have won just once since Novemeber.

Oh yes ladies and gentlemen, we have seen this episode before….

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Doncaster Rovers 1 Charlton Athletic 1

Why the late subs Karl, why?..

A game dominated but our extreme inability to not put teams away is becoming the story of our season. 15 points we have thrown away in the dying moments of games – Doncaster (a), Oxford (h), Blackpool (h), MK Dons (h), Walsall (a).

We dominated for much of the game but at both ends we are coming up short. If we want to be the team that wins 1-0 each week, then we need a back four that is able to see out games. Yes, there was a lucky deflection leading to Donny’s goal, but what was Lennon doing sat so deep playing Blair onside (photo)?

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Mavididi out for 8 weeks

That appears to be a guesstimate with Karl Robinson on Thursday saying that the loanee could make a quicker recovery, or possibly that his hamstring tendon could keep him out longer than 8 weeks.

It’s a big blow as again Mavididi has looked impressive since he re-arrived back in SE7 after leaving us injured last season. This time at least it looks as if he will be back for the season’s run in.

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Just day’s away

On the heels of Richard Murray giving a takeover update to the Fans Forum last night, Rick Everitt today tweeted just two words “Done Deal.”

Maybe a time to hold one’s breath and wait to see what the next few days bring us as a few last items are finalized, such as the long outstanding directors’ loans.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Oxford United 3

Of course….

Check the score with a couple of minutes left and 2-1. Check back 2-3.

An apparent shambolic performance defensively. The sooner we get Pearce and Bauer back the better, and odd that with the German on the bench he wasn’t thrown on as another stopper near the end as Oxford were well on top and carving holes through us at the back.

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