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Posts from the ‘League One’ Category

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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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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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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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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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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Charlton Athletic 1 Fleetwood Town 2

Painful to watch that, and we even had to suffer almost 20 minutes of injury time.

No one came out of that with any credit. Despite a week’s break they all looked knackered and more than anything the decision making all over the pitch was dreadful.

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Exeter City 1 Charlton Athletic 2

An excellent win today with the Addicks producing a steely performance with two clinical goals meaning all 3 points came back from Devon.

Dean Holden again had the team better organized and resilient. He has simplified our play and plays to strengths.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Bolton Wanderers 2

Where we got away with it at home to Barnsley a fortnight ago, we didn’t today against another good side who showed us the quality you need for a better than average chance of getting out of this league.

It was an entertaining watch, and we showed far more competitive spirit than we did prior to the departure of Garner, but Bolton were worthy winners even though it was another defensive cock-up that gave them the three points.

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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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Charlton Athletic 2 Lincoln City 1

An important win. The Portsmouth result would have meant nothing unless we followed it up today.

We deserved the win, but true to form we somehow almost blew it at the end. As the weather deteriorated so did our confidence and Lincoln came within inches of equalizing as we played an unexplainable 9 minutes of injury time.

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Portsmouth 1 Charlton Athletic 3

We do like a day out in Pompey don’t we..

Well, well. Happy New Year. What a pleasant surprise, and it will give us all a lift, but we have to now use this as a platform to move forward in what is a very important month.

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