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Barbados, cow bells and butterfly

Barbados was a blur. I couldn’t decide if it went by in a blink of an eye or it seemed like we were there for weeks.

The reason we were in Barbados was that our daughter was representing Bermuda at the CARIFTA regional swimming championships. Like a Caribbean youth games for under 18’s.

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Sean Clare surgery

Sean Clare has played his last game of the season as he plans to undertake surgery to remove his facial birthmark.

Clare has been one of the better players this season, although mostly playing out of position, which ironically is the reason he left Oxford as Karl Robinson did the exact same thing.

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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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Free as a bird

We are in Miami today just me and the free-as-a-bird-other-half. There are plans and motives and proposals of high-end shopping, high-jinks drinking, high-life eating and high-fidelity dancing, but let’s be honest we will probably be wrapped up in bed by 8.

The reason we are on our own is because our 12-year daughter is on her way to Barbados with the Bermuda swim team, after qualifying for CARIFTA, which is the Caribbean youth games (U18).

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Worst team ever

It never says a lot about a season when you reach almost it’s closure and post match talk turns to me and my mates digging deep into our memories to remember similarly bad sides or players that were worse.

Worst team ever, best team ever conversations are always subjective and romance of an age and tricks on the memory play games. Was such and such really that bad? Nah, I quite liked him really. Oh come on he was bloody useless. Yes, you get the sketch.

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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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Lavelle out for season

Sam Lavelle will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Lavelle had missed almost four months of the season due to groin surgery and will now face another period on the sidelines.

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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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A bite of the Big Apple

I spent the last few days in New York, which has slowly come back to life with sidewalks and streets busier.

Downtown by the World Trade Center in an evening fog the city was as evocative as ever, and as I always do I walked past the two vast 9/11 memorial reflecting pools where water is sucked 30 feet into gigantic square basins on the site of the original twin towers

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Congratulations to the U18’s

Charlton’s U18’s have been a shining light for the club in a season of darkness. The team mostly made up of first year scholars, who won’t be 18 until next season were crowned regional champions last weekend.

With still six games remaining the young Addicks currently sit 19 points ahead of Colchester in second. Other teams in the league include Watford, Swansea, QPR and Millwall.

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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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