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Charlton Athletic 3 Gillingham 0

At last an attacking Charlton performance that if never threatened has been often promised by Karl Robinson. We sounded very good going forward and there were some good individual performances with Forster-Caskey, Dasilva and others coming out of the game with plenty of credit. The Chelsea lad, if not retained by Chelsea, could well be worth a punt next season as he has got better and better with games.

The club have saved themselves a dinner and they may as well save themselves a POTY vote and just hand the trophy to Ricky Holmes, who had another stormer and scored another cracking free-kick. There ever reliable Jason Pearce got the opener and his first for the club and I look forward also to seeing our third, which sounded a very well worked goal which ended with Magennis back on the score sheet.
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Coventry City 1 Charlton Athletic 1

An widely anticipated sharing of the points today as both sets of fans built on their kinship with a joint pre-match march and a plastic pig invasion halting the game twice and forcing the players from the field. An expected pitch invasion before the end of the game which saw Cov relegated was averted by a large presence of stewards and police.

The two clubs have much in common and it is a crying shame to see the Sky Blues relegated and they so obviously need a change of ownership and a caring pair of hands to see them arrest their slide. Nonetheless Mark Robins at least looks like he has the ability to win some football matches unlike our bloke as we were completely outplayed and Declan Rudd was a clear player of the match.

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First potential buyer step forward

So while Katrien Meire still denies that the club is for sale the Daily Mail have told the world that in fact we are.

The first name to appear behind the curtain is Australian Football Consortium (AFC). A consortium attempting to engage investors to help “acquire an under-performing English football team and elevate it to the English Premier League.” It says here for which Henslow are listed as the transaction advisors.
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Gone MIA

After a few days in New York working, or as my daughter calls it, on work vacation, I headed south for the rest of the week to Miami where I met up with the family.

New York was good, and I particularly liked staying across the river in Brooklyn, although at certain times of the day the Brooklyn Bridge bore close resemblance to the Dartford Bridge in rush hour. On my last night I met up with old mate New York Addick, where we talked Charlton and the unmitigated disaster of Duchatelet’s ownership.

After many pints we came to the conclusion that Duchatelet hasn’t purposely tried to kill the club, but rather mass incompetence, utterly poor management and sheer stubbornness has resulted in the diabolical situation the club finds itself in. NYA’s most recent analysis of the club’s accounts are well worth a read by the way.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Southend United 1

Phew. 50 points has been a long time coming and with our goal difference should be enough. Only two teams in the last 10 seasons have been relegated with 50 points and both had rubbish goal differences.

It took an own goal but we’ll take it and it was a huge 3 points which also dented the Shrimpers play-off hopes. It sounded a scrappy game and my brother and others commented at how decidedly average Sarfend were, but we did Millwall a favour, who had unusually helped us out in the week.
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Charlton Athletic 0 MK Dons 2

Running out of things to write to be honest. Whilst the tribute to fellow Addick PC Keith Palmer made one feel proud to be a Charlton fan the tripe dished up afterwards by Robinson and his players was nothing short of embarrassing.

Despite all the words, heartfelt undoubtably, from Robinson’s mouth before the game, once again despite the significance of the evening he was singularly unable to get the players up for what was a huge 3 points. Fortunately Port Vale are making hard work of their games in hand and Millwall did us a favour at Shrewsbury.

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Peterborough United 2 Charlton Athletic 0

For those of us thinking that getting relegated again was impossible even by the standards Duchatelet and Meire have set, I now find myself frantically refreshing Shrewsbury Town’s score and checking on the run-in’s of the teams below us. Tuesday for all the emotion that the memorial to PC Palmer will bring is now an absolute must-win game. Port Vale and Shrewsbury also play the same night. 

Port Vale and Shrewbury. Yes, if you have been living under a rock for 3 years, then please meet Kat and Roly and you did hear that correctly. 

Kat and Roly burdening us with more debt in our history and improving our ranking every time. 
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