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Garner sacked

Ben Garner has left the club it has been announced on the Official Site.

“Charlton Athletic can confirm the departure of Ben Garner as the club’s men’s first-team Manager” (more)

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30 year old memories

Happy 30th anniversary Back to The Valley Day.

We’ll ignore how the team did their very best to bury any memories of a wonderful time in our history on Saturday. A penny for the thoughts of those real Charlton legends including the peerless Roger and Heather Alwen who had to sit through that tosh.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Cheltenham Town 1

It gets from worse to worse still.

Ben Garner said that we are progressing. This is not progression, this is regression – our results, our football, our position, our attendances, our pride.

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Stockport replay on TV

The FA Cup 2nd Round replay has been chosen by ITV to be shown live. ITV4 to be exact. Woop, woop.

There are only two replays and both will be on the box. Dagenham & Redbridge and Gillingham is the other. Our game will be at 7.45pm on Wednesday 7th, December.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Stockport County 2

One foot in the 3rd Round draw, and then a Stockport 97th minute equalizer gives us another game we don’t need.

Another abysmal performance from Ben Garner’s side. It was a rubbish start and a rubbish end with various elements of rubbish in between.

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Beer o’clock

Among the despondency, some positive news for Charlton fans today.

The club have announced a multi-year partnership with Greenwich-based Meantime Brewery. The brewery is near the Blackwell Tunnel approach and just a mile and a bit away from The Valley.

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Giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.

There’s a lot to like about Thanksgiving – eating, drinking, the complete removal of pressures to buy gifts and sport, a lot of it, and this year the added bonus of World Cup soccer football.

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Stockley banned for 3 games

As articulate and intelligent as Jayden Stockley comes across off the pitch, he has shown us before that he doesn’t always take those brain cells onto the field.

Case in point last Saturday in the 22nd minute when a supposed intentional swinging elbow has had him today retrospectively sent off and banned for 3 games.

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Port Vale 1 Charlton Athletic 0

That was pitiful.

Hands up, and with apologies to those that had to grin and bear it, notably those who were in Staffordshire, I didn’t watch the game. I was watching my daughter at the national schools debate tournament. No passing along the back line, no lack of effort, no defensive cock up’s, no lack of creativity just courageous and passionate kids expressing themselves.

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MacGillivray also injured

After biding his time sat on the bench all season Craig MacGillivray will miss tomorrow’s game at Port Vale, so Ashley Maynard-Brewer will make his full league debut.

MacGillivray suffered delayed concussion after the game against Burton following a knock in the face in the first half. The club kept it quiet that the Scot had to be admitted to a local hospital after feeling unwell in the dressing rooms after the game.

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Goalkeepers recalled

One would imagine that Craig MacGillivray is now the owner for the time being of Addicks’ the no.1 shirt. He was always going to replace Joe Wollacott whilst he was in Qatar, but following Joe’s finger surgery this week you have to think that the Scotsman will be in the sticks until well into the new year.

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World Cup fever

I don’t know about you but the fact that the World Cup starts on Sunday in what will be a dreary day in November is just odd. There’s that and also the fact I feel a little dirty if I’m honest watching. I’m not normally of high moral standing, but the fact that Qatar even got given the rights to hold the planet’s best month of sport, only held once every 48 months, or longer if it is somewhere too sweaty, is still nothing short of disgusting.

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Joe Wollacott out of World Cup

Unofficial but if true devastating news from African sports journalist Gary Al-Smith that Joe Wollacott has fractured his finger and will miss the World Cup.

I mean we have some dreadful luck with injuries, but this takes the biscuit. Joe was expected to make Ghana’s final 26 and travel to their training camp on Monday.

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Burton Albion 3 Charlton Athletic 3

Another crazy upside down game which unfortunately glaringly exposed our deficiencies again.

Another draw, we’ve drawn half our games and despite the euphoria of Ipswich and three cup wins in a week, that was another poor display against a team we should be beating.

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Stevenage 1 Charlton Athletic 1 (Charlton win 5-4 on pens)

I know little or nothing of last night’s dramatic cup victory as I have spent the entire week moving around Nevada and California.

During yesterday’s game I was in the Californian desert at a gigantic casino in meetings trying to grab quick looks at my phone for updates from Hertfordshire.

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