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Clear out

Are we really going to try to offload DJ, Alex Gilbey, JFC and Craig MacGillivray before the window closes? How light do we need this wage bill to be? And how many do we have to sell to add?

The bench is already packed full of youngsters, and players like Aaron Henry need a loan deal to stop their progress being blunted like Albie Morgan’s was.

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Walsall 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Ben Garner didn’t seem too thrilled by this game yesterday, but his youthful team which also included DJ and JFC put the Addicks through to the 3rd Round of this cup for the first time since 2015.

Total credit to the 367 Addicks who made the journey. Their loyalty rewarded after DJ neatly finished in front of them after excellent work by young Leaburn after 57 minutes.

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Injury prone

McGrandles, Jaiyesimi, Egbo, Blackett-Taylor, Sessegnon, Aneke. All injured.

You have to feel sorry for Chuks. It wasn’t his fault that Thomas waggled a large contract under his nose in January. I would have grabbed the pen and scribbled my name down very quickly as well.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Cambridge United 1

A frustrating watch, but a fair result yesterday.

Lots of possession, but little to show for it, and we just weren’t able to overload attacking areas like we did at will on Tuesday.

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Gilbey to Lincoln?

Alex Gilbey has a few suitors as he decides, or more likely Ben Garner decides if the midfielder’s future is away from The Valley.

I suspect it will be demand of the owner that Garner moves one on from his first team squad to make room for a replacement, likely to be a left-sided centre-half I’m led to believe.

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Charlton Athletic 5 Plymouth Argyle 1

Well, no complaints about that. A very enjoyable watch.

The team slightly tweaked from Saturday and including Jesurun Rak-Sakyi burst with energy and creativity and it was a great bounce back from the Wednesday defeat when attacking moments just didn’t quite click.

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Sandgaard makes Olly Groome redundant

For many years Olly Groome was the most honest and trustworthy link between the football club, it’s players and it’s supporters. Last night that ended.

Thomas Sandgaard has made Olly Groome redundant in further cost cutting measures. Olly was more than an advocate and a lifelong fan, for years throughout terrible working conditions he was one of a very small loyal band of people that kept the club whole, even functioning.

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Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Plenty of positives to take from today’s game, although the negatives are hardly unknown.

The game ended in a 1-0 defeat, but for 70 minutes we were as likely to win as Wednesday were, and we totally dominated the first half where we moved the ball around very well. The possession and shot stats were all heavily in our favour but as has been pointed out many times we look short on firepower and an ability to see teams off.

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Jesurun Rak-Sakyi announced

The name of yesterday’s 7th summer signing had been on Addicks’ lips for a while, despite the tongue twister.

19-year old Jesurun Rak-Sakyi has joined from Crystal Palace for a season long loan. The assumption for the delay was that Rak-Sakyi was negotiating a new 5-year contract with our rivals plus the emergence of plenty of competition for the winger’s signature including Cardiff and Birmingham offering Championship football.

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Isla del Encanto

We haven’t done anything spontaneous for a while. Years ago we would regularly make last minute trips bound for unknown places, but children and life got in the way of such whims and a global pandemic of course.

Anyway that outlook changed suddenly yesterday when we went online and booked a hotel and a flight to Puerto Rico for this morning.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Queens Park Rangers 1 (5-3 on pens)

I imagine those that went tonight would have enjoyed that. I did and I was in Tampa looking at ottomans, armoires and chaise longues, from where I was checking the latest score.

Almost as many QPR fans as Addicks at The Valley tonight, so credit to them. The ones we saw on the train back from Preston were very affable although very disappointed in their first day defeat at Blackburn. I guess we are all a little intrigued to see how Mike Beale does there over there this season.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Derby County 0

Talk about a game of two halves.

We should have been dead and buried at the break, at least 0-3 down with O’Connell the pinnacle of a dreadful bunch and only Joe Wollacott showing any signs of life with a terrific performance that kept us in the game.

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Florida escape

Time to escape the high heat and the nudging 100% humidity of Bermuda, so we are flying to Florida tomorrow for, er more of the same. Actually as an expert in sweating during summers, I think Florida’s heat is a lot more bearable, probably due to modern day air-conditioning. Our Bermuda home built of large slabs of limestone is more than 200 years old, and the air-conditioning units possibly not much younger!

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Crowd troubles

What are the thoughts on attendance on Saturday?

Ordinarily with a good prevailing wind of optimism there’d be 20,000 at The Valley on Saturday, but I don’t reckon it will be anywhere near that.

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Proud 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Wonderful scenes tonight at Wembley. Congratulations to the England team, feeling very proud.

The men could learn a lot from their female counterparts including sportsmanship for one. Loved the post match interviews, such natural connectivity and passion, and not an ego in sight.

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