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O’Connell sold to Wrexham

What is that about. Signed in the summer on a long term contract that was championed as laying down a mark for the future, 22 apperances later we flog him to Wrexham because they wave a wad of money in our faces

O’Connell was decent enough for this level, we were relying on him prior to his injury, and now he is gone.

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MacGillivray signs for Burton

It became two in and two out yesterday with Craig MacGillivray leaving the club on a permanent transfer to Burton Albion.

MacGillivray was Portsmouth POTY the season before he moved to us, but he never convinced and used to make me very nervous when the ball was at his feet. He wasn’t particularly dominant at set-pieces, but I am sure somewhere online you can find a compilation of great saves.

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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 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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Burton Albion 0 Charlton Athletic 1

A crazy first half which saw both sides reduced to ten men, but we got our goal and clung onto it like a piece of treasure.

The first half resembled a bundle in the playground as old adversary Trevor Kettle sent off Jayden Stockley and ex-Addick Deji Oshilaja and handed out yellow cards like confetti, including one to Harry Arter who didn’t even get his tracksuit off.

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League One 2021/22 Review – Part III

Part III then of my annual spot analysis of our competition.

We’ve done the bookies promotion favourites and play-off contenders now for the mid-tablers, where a surprise challenger might spring from, or alternatively one or more of them will have play-off dream’s crushed and instead get embroiled in a relegation battle.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Burton Albion 2

No one can defend that I’m afraid. It was demoralizing, despairing and repetitive.

Great start, took the lead, hit the bar a few times, goal disallowed but then the blasted rules f-d us over as they also allow the opposing the team to attack.

And sadly that was that. Their striker wanted the header more than our defence, then their bloke was allowed to walk unabated 10 yards and scored a worldly/ deflection/ lucky goal (*delete as appropriate) and we never in a million years looked like scoring again.

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Burton Albion 4 Charlton Athletic 2

Well that was a shocker start to finish. I think the players were starting to believe their own press, hopefully it will bring us down a peg or two.

Burton looked like scoring every time they attacked, yet three of the goals were defensive cock-ups, the opening two absolute howlers. I have to say Pratley and Gunter got found out tonight, one band aid too many.

I’d have brought on Oshilaga and Pearce at half-time. Heck, shame we can only have five subs, I’d have taken the lot off. in fact Bowyer had already yanked Bogle.

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League One 2020/21 Preview – Part II

We’ll push on with this even though we are two games in. For Part II we are moving south to Lincolnshire as I continue my preview of our League One competitors.

Lincoln City comfortably survived their first season in tier 3 for over 20 years and will approach this season confident of further improvement under Michael Appleton.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Burton Albion 1

A fantastic few home days for Addicks. Tonight was nowhere near the level of performance of Saturday, but 3 more points puts us in a very strong position.

Lee Bowyer made four changes. Two enforced with Reeves and Fosu replacing Bielik and Williams, both nursing hamstrings while Solly came in for an unfortunate Dijksteel and Josh Parker swapped with Vetokele. Jason Pearce was on the bench.

All the action seemed to happen in the first six minutes. Taylor put wide, Fosu hit the uderside of the bar and Bauer got a good block on a goalbound Burton effort. Then Taylor won a penalty and strolled up to score.

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Burton Albion 1 Charlton Athletic 2

Daylight Robbery last night as we stole all three points from Burton, who dominated the game in almost every way. I listened in on the radio to segments and we couldn’t seem to get any kind of hold on the game.

We were under the cosh from the off and eventually conceded to a penalty but soon equalized as Grant scored his 10th league of the season. That’s 9 penalties we’ve had so far and we are still in November.

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2018/19 League One Preview – Part One

With motivational levels at an all time low, I have managed to drag some fingers over my keypad to look at our fellow League One rivals and give them each a mini once over for the new season.

Let’s start at the beginning of the alphabet with Accrington Stanley, who will play at their highest ever level in 50 years after winning League Two last season following a magnificent run of 16 wins in 19 games between January and April culminating in an historic promotion.

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