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Danny Senda appointed assistant manager

This news didn’t get a lot of attention today with most of the Addicks’ atmosphere being taken up by the takeover – who said ‘wouldn’t it be great if we can just get back to concentrating on the football and talk about football stuff’?

Danny Senda has stepped up from the U21’s to being joint assistant manager to Dean Holden with Anthony Hayes.

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Cheltenham Town 2 Charlton Athletic 2

From Accrington to Cheltenham. July to May. The rarely good, the often bad, and the pretty ugly season has come to an end much to all of our relief.

It wasn’t a bad game in all honesty, but for the umpteenth time we couldn’t finish a lesser side off, and defensive frailty made three points one. Much like Accrington last July.

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The no d*ckheads policy

In the new order of things it looks like Stevenage and Leyton Orient will take over from Millwall and Palace as our rivals.

I am chuffed for the O’s, their fans have been through hell and back and their success shows what can be done with smart and thoughtful ownership with the club at the very heart of decision making. As for Stevenage I wasn’t bothered.

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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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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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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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Smaller the better

That must be the first time I have ever heard a manager say they actually want a smaller squad.

“….In my opinion, a squad that was too big. We were leaving five or six players, sometimes more, at home during away games. At times we were looking to do an 11-v-11 in training – say on a Tuesday with a Saturday game on the horizon – and we were having to tell three or four players that they wouldn’t be involved in that and that they would be training with the U21s.”Dean Holden

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What will tomorrow bring?

I write this before going to bed in Colorado, and 7 hours behind the UK. Transfer windows, particularly January ones have not been kind to us, and I still have nightmares about ‘super duper’ phones and fake wealthy sheiks bearing big budgets.

At the beginning of this transfer window we were given a whole new management team promising a busy window and one that will have us much stronger by the end of it, possibly enabling us to make a run for the play-off’s.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Barnsley 0

A very enjoyable day at The Valley yesterday with my son and a handful of mates. Pre-match I had a couple of beers with Dave, and then outside the ground bumped into fellow Bermuda Addick Matt.

The watching Charlton experience has been turned on it’s head since Christmas with whatever going on off the pitch for once being over-shadowed by what’s happening on it

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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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Oxford United 3 Charlton Athletic 1

Where do you start. Or put another way, where does it end?

That was shocking. A first 45 minutes up there with the worst I have ever seen. Slightly better 2nd half, but we are so fragile, well and useless, at the back that Oxford scored from their first real attack after the break and it was another straightforward loss.

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Dobson made captain

An interesting but correct decision from Dean Holden to make George Dobson captain over Jayden Stockley.

Dobson is a thoroughly better leader, and someone who I think plays in a position that has more influence on the game and his teammates. If I did a straw vote I would say Dobbo is most fan’s favourite player, and that substance over style.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Peterborough United 1

The team that never draws draws against a team that does it a lot.

A very dull first half, a much better 2nd half and a draw probably a fair result. We missed a couple of gilt-edged chances but they hit the bar twice and Maynard-Brewer made a very good double save in the first half.

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What do we know?

Not for the first time, the festive season has us looking out for Charlton Breaking News!

So, what do we know? That something is cooking behind the scenes is without doubt, and it looks as if there are at least two interested parties. The appointments of Messers Rodwell, Scott and Warwick with Methven as a go-between are obviously one party, although it is unclear to where that money has come from because I don’t expect Sandgaard has contributed a cent.

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