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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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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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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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Charlton Athletic 4 Ipswich Town 4

We have had some great games with the Tractor Boys over the years, but that was just mad.

It was a game in which at times we were outplayed, and for periods on top. Defensively it was pretty shambolic, from both sides, but what great character to come back from 2-4 after 95 minutes.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Milton Keynes Dons 2

Charlton Athletic lowering expectations since 1905.

Classic Charlton that. Bottom of the table team show up at The Valley, hadn’t won for an age against an in-form Charlton and we fluff our lines.

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Shrewsbury Town 0 Charlton Athletic 1

An excellent win that, backed up by a solid defensive display with the two centre-backs dominant.

After two home wins we needed to go to Shrewsbury, which still brings back bad memories of the play-off defeat, and grind out a result against what is always a physical side. And so we did.

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Charlton Athletic 3 Portsmouth 0

A lot of good things to enjoy tonight. No less than watching the game with a few fellow Addicks in the pub in Bermuda.

As a comprehensive a win as you could get. Some great individual performances, but pleasingly a team effort to really buy into.

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Charlton Athletic 4 Exeter City 2

A happy Valley last night, sadly with swathes of empty seats in it, but smiles all around after a much needed win. Can we play a team from Devon every Tuesday night please?

I missed the game due to work stuff, so had to grab sneaky looks at my phone and how nice it was to see the GOAL GIF flash up not once but four times, the last two at very good times in the match.

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Lincoln City 0 Charlton Athletic 0

Another draw, and a clean sheet. That was the only positive to take from a dreadful game.

Sat watching emotionless, I realized that this is what we are. Bottom half of the 3rd Division playing our part in desperately boring games. Stinking refereeing, stinking football. One shot on goal each. Boom 💥

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Charlton Athletic 1 Oxford United 1

At least this week we didn’t have how great they’ve looked in training, but instead the players visited the club’s museum and embraced the history and traditions, and “understand that we’re now writing the next chapter.” 🤣🤣

The next page being that 1st half then, probably the worst in the last decade, in front of possibly the lowest amount of Addicks for a Saturday league match perhaps since we returned. Understanding that the train strike did not help.

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Barnsley 3 Charlton Athletic 1

I like Ben Garner, he talks thoughtfully and honestly, but he came across uneasily post match tonight.

10 league games, 2 wins and 1 clean sheet, yet an average of around 60% of possession and a total of 4,000 passes. It’s not working Ben.

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Fleetwood Town 1 Charlton Athletic 1

A frustration of Swindon fans last season was that they had too many draws, when they should have won. Yesterday’s draw on the Lancashire coast was the Addicks’ 5th of the season. Our 4th 1-1 in five league outings.

The first half we were terrible. No better than Nigel Adkins’ period last season. The 2nd half we were better and may have even won it at the end.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Forest Green Rovers 1

That was miserable.

For the fifth game in a row we took the lead, yet in each of the last four we have failed to win. It is disturbing to see how much we have fallen off since that Plymouth win a month ago. The way we played that night has proven a blip and not a trend.

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Bolton Wanderers 3 Charlton Athletic 1

That was the end of a depressing few days as an Addick. In fact the players played with their chins on the floor too.

It was as Ben Garner suggested, a reality check. At least for those that needed one.

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Wycombe Wanderers 1 Charlton Athletic 1

A lively first hour petered out in the warmth today in Buckinghamshire, but it was a useful point.

There are statistics, statistics and damn lies, but that was another game with 60% possession but just two shots on target. I was going to say that this squad needs a striker, but I won’t.

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