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Jason Pearce retires from playing

Former club captain Jason Pearce has taken a coaching role with the Addicks’ academy and will work with the U18’s. Interview here: Pearce retires.

Pearce has decided to retire, after turning down a couple of playing opportunities elsewhere, including some local club offers, to join the academy coaching staff at Charlton and will work with Hamza Serrar and the exciting group of U18’s.

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Conor Washington released

The club today issued their released and retained list.

Chris Gunter, Conor Washington, Adam Matthews, Ben Watson, Pape Souare and Stephen Henderson all leave following the expiry of their contracts.

Whereas all of the loan players return to their parent clubs, that is Akin Famewo, who we did have an option to buy, Elliot Lee, Jonathan Leko, Mason Burstow, Nile John and Juan Castillo.

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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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Watson and Pearce re-sign

Well that set the heart racing.

Today Nigel Adkins welcomed club captain and 33-year old Jason Pearce and Ben Watson, who will be 36 next month, to another year at the club. Whoopee 🎉..

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Wigan Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Baby steps.

If Saturday was a head on car crash then tonight was of one of parallel parking where you get the car in the space without accident even though it is not very straight!

Tonight was not about the aesthetics, it was about the win and secondly it was about the desire to get that win.

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Peterborough United 2 Charlton Athletic 1

This team feels so hard to love, or even like a little at the moment. You just cannot make mistakes like that and get away with it. They are not learning and are not good enough.

For 60 minutes if we weren’t good enough, then they were at least battling on a quagmire of a pitch, and doing enough to defend our lead given to us by a generous penalty converted by Washington.

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Not much to like about this team

Frustrating watching the Addicks at the moment, and I’m thinking I may do something else with my time on Friday afternoon rather than watch the Accrington Stanley game from behind the sofa.

The biggest barrier to watching them at the moment for me is that as a team they are hard to like. What I mean by that is there are no characters, or any sense of leadership. Where’s the midfield terrier, who will chase anything and anyone all around the pitch?

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Pearce out for 8 weeks

Skipper Jason Pearce, who injured a knee in training last week has been ruled out for up to 8 weeks. It is not known whether surgery is required.

Pearce was a rock after lockdown and is highly influential among the players, and is going to be a big loss. Those first two months of the season encompass 10 league games.

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Hull City 0 Charlton Athletic 1

A massive win with real positive early signs that Lee Bowyer has re-ignited all the character traits that we have come to admire.

I watched the game on Valley Pass and think because I was fully submerged in it didn’t really miss the crowd, although the players entering the pitch like they had come for a kickabout was very strange, only added to by the fact I had no commentary for the first few minutes. The silence was very eerie.

We were definitely second out of the blocks as Hull won a couple of early set plays, but in an unfamiliar 4-4-2 we got going with Albie Morgan at the centre of most of it.

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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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Blackburn Rovers 1 Charlton Athletic 2

Back with a bang. Wow, I don’t think many of us were expecting that. A squad short on numbers, but never short on belief and resolve, and urged on again by a band of noisy Addicks.

The first half hour was probably as expected, Blackburn dominated possession and we looked like a team thrown a little together in the school playground. Yet there was work rate and the back five looked solid led admirably by Jason Pearce with Darren Pratley in front of him.

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Jason Pearce signs contract extension

Skipper Jason Pearce has been the first of the three players targeted by Lee Bowyer to sign a contract extension.

The 31-year old has signed an extension to his contract to keep him at Charlton until at least June 2021. (more)

“I love the club and it has been a good year and I feel like Charlton are on the up. The club obviously had a bit of interest for me in the summer but it didn’t change anything, I wanted to stay here.”

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Wycombe Wanderers 0 Charlton Athletic 1

1,500 Addicks turned Adams Park into a home match last night as they sung and roared on Charlton to victory.

It wasn’t a classic but Lee Bowyer’s men ground and fought out a hard earned win against a decent Wycombe side. Bowyer juggled his squad around to rest a few legs and it was returning skipper Jason Pearce who got the vital goal expertly volleying in a cross from a lovely Josh Cullen cross on 33 minutes.

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Barnsley 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Not been very festive these Christmas games have they. We are well and truly stuck on the naughty list.

You can’t give a team of Barnsley’s quality, especially with their home records, a 2-0 head start. Apparently well taken goals, but we sounded all over the place and we allowed them to stretch us, and push us back towards our own goal. It was a very sluggish start and the game was all but over after a quarter of an hour.

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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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