Oldham Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 0
Another game chalked off, and any chance of a win was ruined when Dailly idiotically kicked out at an Oldham player after a late challenge 10 minutes before the break. Today may well be the last time we see Christian Dailly in a Charlton shirt, and although I think he shouldn’t form part of a new look Powell side, he has given everything in a red shirt and it would be a sadly indignant end to his Charlton career.
Semedo took the captain’s armband and by all accounts led the team to an excellent defensive performance, not something we have said much, if at all in this depressing season.
Any Addicks at Boundary Park: Life, Love and CAFC.
CA fact: Our first goaless league draw since October 2009. Also against Oldham!
Charlton Athletic 3 Yeovil Town 2
An exciting game at The Valley on Saturday ended with another 3 points after Johnnie Jackson hammered home a 85th minute penalty, after Akpo Sodje was hauled down in the box. Well tickled down anyway.
Paul Huntington was sent off for that challenge (2nd yellow), the same man who ran 60-yards to convince referee Whitestone to send off Christian Dailly for an alleged elbow. I have to say the video clip looks like he led with his arm, even if was lacking intent. I hope the club can find another angle if they are to pursue the FA with an appeal because the FA have a habit of turning their noses up at us. In our favour is that both Yeovil player Sam Williams and manager and ex-Welling United defender Terry Skiverton said it was a clash of heads after the game.
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For those that bemoan the JPT and it’s silly rules then there would have been a lot of head shaking today after the news that Christian Dailly’s fractured eye-socket will take up to five weeks to repair.
Approaching 37, Dailly is one of, if not the most important player in PP’s still threadbare squad and he has already missed one game this season due to suspension. One has to hope either Jon Fortune is ready to play 90 minutes or Matt Fry will be more comfortable at centre-half than he was at left back in Devon on Saturday. Or then there is always Miguel Llera.
Moving swiftly on, the JPT is a reminder with a huge bloody R that we are where we are. Our next tie away at Franchise FC will be televised, which at least will save even the most loyal Addick a journey plus we might actually make some money from the round.
Akpo Sodje, Lee Martin and Kyel Reid all came back from the west country with knocks.