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Charlton Athletic 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1

I missed yesterday as I was otherwise engaged.

9 academy players were in the starting XI and on the bench, which breathes air into the future of the football club. Incidentally though Holden didn’t make one sub, sticking with the starting line up as they sought a winner after Wycombe equalized in the 82nd minute

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Cambridge United 1 Charlton Athletic 2

We played some really nice stuff in the first half. 4-4-3 again and we played with a bright confidence on the front foot collecting a lot of second balls.

Second half was a different story as Cambridge remembered they are fighting for their lives, but we held on for what I thought was an enjoyable win.

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Morecambe 1 Charlton Athletic 4

A win! And that one was for every Charlton fan who made it to Morecambe tonight plus Greg and Terry. Ultimate loyalty and blind faith.

We lost Lucas Ness to injury, which sounds as if we may not see him for a while, so it was a little patched up the side, but Campbell, Blackett-Taylor and Leaburn all started with Fraser and Morgan behind them. A much more welcome 4-3-3.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Accrington Stanley 1

Dean Holden celebrated his new contract with a bore draw against a team 5th from bottom. We have to hope that next the ownership situation gets sorted and Dean is allowed to rebuild because this team is derelict.

A time-honored defensive error gave Stanley a first half lead, but a worldly from Stephen Sessegnon drew us level for our first goal in almost 8 hours.

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Holden’s agent

Dean Holden’s agent has been busy, and I don’t blame him.

Holden has said all the right things since being installed as the temporary manager of Charlton just before Christmas. His mates have all disappeared, but it does sound like he wants to grasp the opportunity to manage the club and stay.

It is a turnaround job, but possibly both parties have found someone to believe in, and belief has been in short supply in SE7 for some while.

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Sunday pint

It is said that in American politics voters often cast their vote based on who they’d like to share a pint with.

As it’s Sunday, I’d like to share my lunchtime pint with the brilliant Lauren Kreamer, the Addicks’ most famous barrister. She appeared on the Charlton Live podcast today and talked eloquently again of the current issues, legal and otherwise.

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Plymouth Argyle 2 Charlton Athletic 0

Another listless performance from Charlton and that is one win in six, and not a goal or very few actual shots on target since early in the Forest Green game, who are adrift at the bottom.

Total admiration for those Addicks who backed the team the whole game because this is all so demoralizing.

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Assistant Marshall leaves

We are used to strange timing of announcements, and the litany over the years of odd communiques, but as the team prepare themselves for a game at promotion chasing Plymouth today the club have disclosed that assistant coach Scott Marshall has left the club.

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Peterborough United 0 Charlton Athletic 0

A most unlikely result that most of us would probably have taken before the game.

Posh score a lot of goals, but have a tendency to let a few in and we can’t keep a clean sheet. Only Peterborough’s third draw of the season, two of those against us!

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Top sides beef

This week sees us wrap up a run of playing five of the top six and six of the top 9 in recent weeks.

We face the bi-polar Peterborough tomorrow in the re-arranged January game. After losing badly to Bolton and then away at Fleetwood, Posh have taken six points and scored eight goals in the last two games.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Sheffield Wednesday had the look of champions didn’t they. An experienced line up, defensively sound, dangerous on the attack, a master of the dark arts and backed by a big away support. They are a juggernaut only heading one way.

Wednesday play in the mold of Darren Moore, who has been given time and support. I wonder if Dean Holden will be offered the same.

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Derby County 2 Charlton Athletic 0

That’s twice in as many weeks where we have been well and truly outplayed by a team challenging for promotion firmly putting us in our place in this division.

It reminded me a bit of a Ben Garner performance today. We had a lot of futile possession, overplayed when a simple pass would do, had no bite in attack, and made so many unenforced errors.

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Sandgaard appoints Peter Storrie as CEO

That wily old fox Thomas Sandgaard has been saying for years how he has NO need to appoint someone to provide senior leadership at The Valley, and manage the day to day running of the business. You know it’s not important to have someone experienced and knowledgeable to fill this role.

Hang on everyone. Thomas’ lips moved.

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Forest Green Rovers 0 Charlton Athletic 1

That was a performance to put the top sides into complete panic mode…. they will not be looking nervously over their shoulder!

Blimey, a win is always a win, and that is five from seven, but we were easily second best tonight to the division’s bottom side.

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Another murky day of mystery, intrigue and disruption at Charlton.

It appears club staff have been told of the appointment of Peter Storrie as the new CEO. Storrie had a less than storied career at West Ham, Southend, Notts County and Portsmouth.

Once arrested for corruption alongside Harry Redknapp, and later cleared, he was also exculpated of tax invasion due to the sale of Addicks’ legend Amdy Faye. He took Pompey into administration and left citing personal abuse from supporters who blamed him for the club’s demise.

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