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Lapslie makes the move

Announced yesterday and not unexpected. George Lapslie played 54 games for the Addicks and joined our academy when he was 11.

23 now, it is the right time for George to move on, although many would argue, me included, that we could have saved the wage cap on Alex Gilbey and had Lapslie in the first team squad instead.

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George Lapslie to make move permanent

According the Rich Cawley, Charlton have cleared the way for George Lasplie to make his move to Mansfield Town permanent. There will be no fee.

George has really impressed at The Stags playing in 16 league and cup games scoring 5 from a defensive midfield position.

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Oztumer and Lapslie leave on loan

Steve Gallen and Lee Bowyer found a bit of headroom in the constricted salary cap today.

George Lapslie, who has been at the club since he was 10 years old has moved to Mansfield Town in L2 on a season’s loan. Lapslie is popular but has been used sparingly and mostly out of position. He asked for a chance to play somewhere else as he clearly doesn’t feel he can claim a regular central midfield slot.

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Charlton Athletic 3 Luton Town 1

Lovely. A vitally important 3 points today.

After an even first half we produced a dominant second led by captain for the day and all-round paladin Lyle Taylor who gave everything and scored twice.

One of those goals was perfection, even down to the boos from the away fans just as he hit sumptuous half volley into the far corner of the net. This after controlling a difficult ball from behind him before teeing it up to fire us into the lead.

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Tres Bonne

Great news, hearty good news in fact from Macauley Bonne who has been declared 100% fit and well to carry on playing after undergoing cardiac tests.

Bonne pulled out of the Zimbabwe squad after a ‘heart scare’ following what are regular cardiac screenings.

A club statement said: “The results of these investigations have been discussed with the sports cardiologist and the player will continue to play and train as normal. The club will continue to regularly screen his heart as recommended, as we do with all our players from U15 through to the first team.” Great news.

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Just the one out on loan

What with first Beram Kayal’s delayed loan and then the ongoing signing of Tomer Hemed, transfer deadline day was a bit of a moving target for us Addicks, but yesterday’s transfer deadline #2 didn’t really shake any foundations as only one young squad member headed out on loan.

Brendan Wiredu goes out on loan to Colchester United until January. The 19-year featured in Lee Bowyer’s pre-season plans and was at Bromley at the end of last season. Colchester have good pedigree of producing and improving young players and Wiredu made his debut tonight for the U’s in the EFL trophy.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Brentford 0

On Wednesday night, to steal from Lee Bowyer, we battered Forest. Today the battering was on the other foot, but heroic defending, and total commitment saw us gather another 3 points to our early unforeseen total.

8 points above the relegation zone, it’s how I’m looking at it, and another wonderful Valley occasion as second best throughout we showed another side to our game. If Wednesday was about slick passing and movement, today was about blood and guts with the back three of Lockyer, Pearce and Pratley immense and Duracell bunny Lapslie and Purrington leaving no blade of glass unturned.

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Lapslie signs

George Lapslie has followed Dillon Phillips and Lewis Page in signing a contract extension beyond this summer. Lapslie made his debut at Sunderland on opening day and has been a feature of Lee Bowyer’s squad since.

He missed a couple of games due to injuries, best described as those gotten from putting his body onto the line, but the box to box terrier has featured in 16 league games and 3 in the FA Cup.

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Walking wounded

Last Christmas I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me from tears I gave it to Lyle Taylor

Big day for Lyle Taylor tomorrow against his former side for whom played 133 games, and a club he still has strong opinions about. Taylor left Fratton Park on Tuesday night in a protective boot after taking a kick on the foot, but according to the manager nothing will stop Taylor playing on Saturday.

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Portsmouth 1 Charlton Athletic 2

What a performance. A game of two halves from the Addicks. The first of quick movement, passing and attacking threat, the 2nd knee deep in the trenches repelling wave after wave of attack.

Last season’s victory at Fratton Park was one of the season’s best memories, and once again in front of a noisy Addicks’ support we beat the league leaders, handing them only their second deafeat of the season, following an immense display in equal measures of ability and backbone.

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Charlton Athletic 3 Wycombe Wanderers 2

I watched today’s game on iFollow. Couple of nice and fair Wycombe commentators talked us through an open game which saw us just about hang on for a 3-2 win and 3 more points. Why don’t Charlton sign up to iFollow. Anyone know?

We kicked off and took the game to the Chairboys energetically. That lasted 3 minutes, after that we were pretty dire, and although Williams scored with an excellent curling shot he had our penalty box to himself.

Wycombe played high up the pitch with good tempo and were the better side in the first half half hour. Then we started to get the ball out wide, Grant was causing some damage and out of the blue we scored. Jombati slicing into his own net from a teasing Lewis Page cross.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Shrewsbury Town 1

3 points on the slate, and another injury time winner, but this time in our favour. A paltry, but supportive Valley crowd didn’t have much to cheer for the first hour. The first half was exceptionally dull according to reports. I haven’t a clue as I was a taxiing on a plane and then oblivious at 30,000 feet until I could sign on for wifi at our Colombian hotel, and then celebrated with a cold beer.

Six subs this week, no Jed Steer. Phillips was steady by all accounts and the front two both scored. Loving Lyle, but I would love to see Grant crack it. Great to see him get the winner.

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Check it out

Ben Reeves scored a nice little taster of a goal tonight as a youthful Addicks won rather easily at the stadium in the pointless Checkatrade Trophy against Crawley Town.

12 academy graduates were named in Robinson’s 16-man squad, who managed to navigate around the stupid rules mostly becsause Josh Magennis and Jay Dasilva were away on international duty. 10 of the academy boys got on the field including George Lapslie (photo), who scored our second 20 minutes from time.

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