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Posts from the ‘Cup Run’ Category

Manchester United 3 Charlton Athletic 0

Very proud of the team and the fans this morning. I hope everyone gets back safely and the smiles stay on faces for a while.

It was testament to how well we were playing that Erik ten Hag felt the need to bring on Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro at 60 minutes. In return we brought on Eoghan O’Connell, Aaron Henry and Jack Payne.

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Red army

The last I saw was that we have now sold 8,700 tickets for Old Trafford Tuesday night. A quite incredible number, which even if boosted by mates and randoms still proves that the groundswell of support for a football club in our little corner of London is still there.

A supporter base that is generally dispirited, tired and fed up, but nothing a little bit of success (and a get-behind ownership) wouldn’t help rekindle.

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2,000 more Old Trafford tickets

This season actual home attendances have dwindled to possibly the lowest they have been since returning to The Valley 30 years as fans vote with their feet against poor displays, a boorish ticketing policy and a generally reckless and irresponsible ownership.

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Old Trafford

Man United away. Memories of 1986 and Mark Stuart, 2006 and Curbs, and 1994, and Leaburn senior.

Our last and only League Cup Quarter Final, was in the 2006/2007 season which was a horror night at The Valley. This time we take the role of underdog just like we did last night.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (4-3 on pens)

This team….. Just when you want to shun them, give them the cold shoulder, they come up and give you a big fat slobbering kiss!

What a performance, one filled with heart and hope. I didn’t want to use that last word, but it spilled out. There is a lot to happen still off the pitch, whether sooner or later, but it was a night for us not to forget all of the issues, but a night to saviour, and to remember what it is to support this football club.

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Stockport County 3 Charlton Athletic 1

To the surprise of no one, Charlton exited the FA Cup last night at the home of L2 12th placed Stockport County, where a crowd twice the size of the one at The Valley saw a comfortable win for the home side.

Stockport are a club on the up with good ownership and an impressive manager. We may well pass them on the way down.

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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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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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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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Charlton Athletic 4 Coalville Town 1

Quite comfortable this afternoon in the end and another four goals scored at The Valley. Great credit to Coalville and especially Charlton fan Jake Eggleton. I hope their supporters enjoyed their afternoon and they win promotion at the end of the season.

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Taking coals to Coalville

The former coal mining town of Coalville Town in Leicestershire will visit the Addicks for the FA Cup 1st Round proper on the weekend of November 4-7th.

The Coalville players enjoyed their name coming out of that hat against us, and I only hope for their sakes the draw entices home fans out of their homes and to the game.

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Walsall 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Ben Garner didn’t seem too thrilled by this game yesterday, but his youthful team which also included DJ and JFC put the Addicks through to the 3rd Round of this cup for the first time since 2015.

Total credit to the 367 Addicks who made the journey. Their loyalty rewarded after DJ neatly finished in front of them after excellent work by young Leaburn after 57 minutes.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Queens Park Rangers 1 (5-3 on pens)

I imagine those that went tonight would have enjoyed that. I did and I was in Tampa looking at ottomans, armoires and chaise longues, from where I was checking the latest score.

Almost as many QPR fans as Addicks at The Valley tonight, so credit to them. The ones we saw on the train back from Preston were very affable although very disappointed in their first day defeat at Blackburn. I guess we are all a little intrigued to see how Mike Beale does there over there this season.

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Addicks’ U18 go out of the FA Youth Cup

I had the FA Youth Cup 5th Round game on in the office today and it was a thoroughly enjoyable watch. Our U18’s went down 0-2 at home to Brighton which was no shame as their Cat One academy play in the Premier League and knocked Man City out in the last round.

Brighton are also known for hoovering up young talent from the lower leagues, and abroad including recently our young ‘keeper James Beadle. Ex-Addicks’ academy player Jeremy Sarmiento is also on the Seagull’s books.

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