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Pearcey promoted

I warm to Jason Pearce. He played the game like everyone was his last and led by example. Pearce was handed an early chance to coach under Steve Avory in the academy and then took the full reigns of the U18’s. He obviously has made a good impression both on and off the field, and after just a year in a coaching role has been further recognized with a promotion to be the Senior Professional Development Phase (PDP) Lead Coach.

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Champions of London

Ring it up.

London Senior Cup Champions, Carabao Cup champions of London and the highest placed London team in the league (*third tier). We are great.

In all seriousness it was a wonderful achievement by the U21’s to win the London Senior Cup beating Haringey Borough 5-3 last night in extra-time. Those in attendance called it one of the games of the season, and Danny Senda adds another string to his burgeoning bow as do the string of exciting young academy players we are very fortunate to have.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (4-3 on pens)

This team….. Just when you want to shun them, give them the cold shoulder, they come up and give you a big fat slobbering kiss!

What a performance, one filled with heart and hope. I didn’t want to use that last word, but it spilled out. There is a lot to happen still off the pitch, whether sooner or later, but it was a night for us not to forget all of the issues, but a night to saviour, and to remember what it is to support this football club.

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Anthony Hayes to take team

Anthony Hayes has had an interesting coaching career spending 5 years within Brentford’s progressive coaching set-up before moving to Charlton in 2016.

The Irishman moved through the ranks at The Valley and was promoted by Ben Garner recently to be first team assistant coach. This morning he was given the job of caretaker manager following Garner’s sacking yesterday.

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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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