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Stanley!

The Addicks’ first game of the season will be away at Accrington Stanley. The 5,450 capacity Wham Stadium will welcome Ben Garner’s new look team on Saturday 30th July.

Next up is Derby County at The Valley, possibly a good time to play them with or without Wayne Rooney. Sheffield Wednesday follows and August looks tough, but we have to play everyone twice whatever.

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Well done Sunderland

Very pleased for Sunderland yesterday. Jealous they have made their way finally out of this graveyard of a division, but in Alex Neil they finally found the right man after a merry-go-round of duds. I hope they are able to stay up and progress back to where they belong and that their new owners can rid the club of the last lot.

An historic club with proper fans, both humble and knowledgeable. Congratulations to the Black Cats.

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Graveyard of promotion hopefuls

It seems strange that L1 finished their season before everyone else, not that I’m complaining, but it is odd that every other league including the National are still playing.

Wycombe got a huge 2nd goal late into the game at home to MK Dons tonight to give them every advantage of making the Wembley final, which is not until the 21st.

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Ipswich Town 4 Charlton Athletic 0

A dreadful performance to close a dreadful season. It was a fitting end.

Only an injury time Cheltenham goal meant we finished in 13th, the same as Chris Powell’s 2010/11 season ironically with the same points.

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Finish line

I guess we had this pencilled in as a potential promotion deciding fixture. As it is Portman Road becomes the finish line in a turgid season that has only been illuminated once or twice and has frankly dragged on since about February.

Yet, close to 2,000 Addicks will make the journey to Suffolk, a tremendous effort to see out the season. A crowd of almost 24,000 is expected only underlying the two club’s size and abject failure.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Shrewsbury Town 0

The final Valley game of the season and a victory in front of a crowd of 11,207. I wonder how many of those will buy a season ticket for next season?

It was typical of an end of season game, the first half was pretty turgid but the second was better and after Craig MacGillivray made a double save just after the start we were the dominant side with the Shrews rarely gambling men forward into dangerous offensive areas.

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Cambridge United 0 Charlton Athletic 2

It didn’t mean a lot, and I paid the game cursory attention from Barbados where I was watching my daughter at a swim meet, which had far more importance to me, but you never sniff at a win and a win it was.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Morecambe 3

This game followed the same dismal path of many others this season. We started on the front foot, didn’t score, the other team did, and we weren’t able to react.

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Rotherham United 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Ahhhh. Enjoy that one Addicks. Out of the blue came a very well deserved win on the road against a very good side.

A solid defensive display with another dominating performance from MacGillivray with Pearce once again relishing and coming out on top of a stiff battle against a team that pep your box with a range of balls.

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AFC Wimbledon 1 Charlton Athletic 1

Next season’s new kit should have a big D on it. If Martin Sandgaard’s black box of analytic data doesn’t include brain cells then it should.

Ryan Inniss made Alex Gilbey look like Mastermind tonight. I don’t think I have ever seen a Charlton player make such a bad tackle. Inniss had six and a bit games to make a claim for a new contract, and now he is suspended for three. I don’t expect we will see him again.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Lincoln City 2

As crap as this season has been, today’s performance wasn’t one of the crappier days. We could have won, but didn’t really deserve to.

We lost to a couple of good finishes, but both eminently preventable. There was plenty of good service into the box led by the lively but not utilized enough CBT yet both Stockley and Washington had days to forget.

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Doncaster Rovers 0 Charlton Athletic 1

We should have won the game by four or five after a dominant first half display but in the end we were clinging on and after recent criticism Craig MacGillivray made a terrific save at the death to secure the 3 points.

Doncaster were poor, but this was a much better and more confident performance from the Addicks led by a fantastic display from CBT who caused all manor of problems. Donny even changed their right wing back at the break to blunt his threat, but CBT roasted him too.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Burton Albion 0

A poor game, but a pretty comfortable win which eases any worries. Takes us 13 points above the drop zone, although Crewe can still catch us 😀.

2-0 up at the break, but we were actually better in the 2nd half. We didn’t really look in any danger as Burton failed to muster a shot on target, although ex-Addick Oshilaja did hit the bar.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Gillingham 0

A deserved win and a vital one at that and in all honesty we couldn’t have asked for much more.

It feels a long time, that’s because it is, that Addicks had that winning feeling. Although there was more relief than anything else.

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Accrington Stanley 2 Charlton Athletic 1

7 league games without a win and just one goal in five games, that a fortuitous penalty given for handball yesterday.

In full disclosure I gave yesterday a miss, deciding instead to do something more worthwhile than put myself through another hour and half of oppression.

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