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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 3 Port Vale 2

A proper end of season feel to the game, but at least we won meaning the after match walk around the pitch was a little less futile than it could have been.

Three goals from the three young forwards Tyreece Campbell, Jes Rak-Sakyi and Miles Leaburn. An average age of 19.3. It should give optimism, but that is hard to find.

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Takeover tomorrow?

Lots of takeover talk this week. I have been applying my enthusiasm to things closer to home and those I can control recently, but the Evening Standard printed an article today saying that co-founder of Rubicon Global (which sounds a lot more grand than it really is) Marc Spiegel expects to complete the takeover of Charlton from Thomas Sandgaard on Friday.

We are past the allocated exclusivity period which was the Dane’s cue to banish the last lot, but possibly Spiegel will gain control of the club for what is thought to be £11.6m.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Morecambe 3

A dreadful, pathetic performance from Charlton today in a morgue of a stadium against a team with just one away win all season. Morecambe were better and hungrier. Charlton lacked leadership and heart.

Dean Holden was honest in his assessment as always but these defeats and performances are not a good look on him. Quick and decisive changes have to be made after the end of the season if they have a hope in hell of moving some season tickets.

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Milton Keynes Dons 0 Charlton Athletic 1

I promised myself I wouldn’t watch yesterday’s match, and therefore took up the offer of late afternoon drinks in the sun instead, which was far better for the soul.

A clean sheet was the minimum ask yesterday and we got that and a goal to take the 3 points at Stadium MK.

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Ipswich Town 6 Charlton Athletic 0

Where do you start with that? Well, you don’t.

It was embarrassing and shameful and almost a year after losing at Portman Road 4-0 when we were dreadful, today only goes to underline how far we have now fallen behind in quality, ability and desire to get out of this division.

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Rak-Sakyi – POTY?

Jes Rak-Sakyi was today nominated for the EFL League One Young Player of the Season, and deservedly so. Ipswich’s Cameron Humphreys and Plymouth’s Bali Mumba round out the list.

I should also acknowledge Zach Mitchell who was nominated for the L1 Apprentice of the Year. Great achievement.

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Charlton Athletic 3 Burton Albion 2

Plenty of things there today to admire but stunted by some age old issues, but it’s a home win chalked up to send everyone home happy on Easter Monday.

Up to the giddy heights of 10th with the challenge of a trip to automatic promotion chasing Ipswich next.

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Bristol Rovers 1 Charlton Athletic 0

And that is why we are where we are.

Last week inspiring and brilliant, this week prosaic and characterless. Same players, same problem.

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Travelling in numbers

Quite mind boggling that tomorrow’s means-nothing mid table third tier clash is sold out.

Almost 1,200 Addicks will travel down to the west country on Good Friday to support Dean Holden’s team, which is a superb effort.

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After B.C.

British Columbia is 350,000 square mile province that has a 16,000 mile coastline. BC has always intrigued me since I first visited Vancouver in 2011, and this trip has furthered my fascination even though we only tiptoed through Vancouver and spent the majority of the week in the mountains.

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Charlton Athletic 6 Shrewsbury Town 0

A great win and attacking performance today and one to enjoy, but it only goes to make this whole season more of an annoyance. I look at the table and even Portsmouth are still in with a shout of a play-off place, as those above Pompey wobble. Yet there we are back in no man’s land season over.

Still, there wasn’t much wrong with today’s victory and at this point in time with 7 games left it’s about setting a tone for the summer and next season as well as giving us Addicks something to smile about.

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Actions speak louder than words

Remember that little ditty.

With news that Peter Storrie will continue to work well into his retirement, the club’s season ticket prices for next season were announced today.

At least judging by the recent fans forum notes Storrie looks to have least brought a bit of steadiness and sensibility to the rolling ship that is HMS Addicks.

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O Canada

Leaving for Canada 🇨🇦 tomorrow for 10 days out to British Colombia initially to get in some late season snow, and then back east to Toronto for a few days next week leading into returning home for Easter.

I have been to a few places in Canada, but mostly with work or at least for work reasons. I have spent time in both Vancouver, and Toronto a couple of times, but never to Whistler, a scintillating 75-mile drive north of Vancouver I am reliably told.

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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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