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Spoils shared in Sheffield thriller

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton Athletic 2
If whatever Chris Powell said to the players before the game is an indication of what is to come, then bring it on! Charlton came flying out of the blocks yesterday at Hillsborough and were two-up before I’d even settled down for the commentary. No disrespect to Keefy but perhaps Sir Chris should have given the players another pep-talk at half-time!

Peacock and Damian Matthew do deserve a lot of credit for how they set us up though with Waggy playing behind Anyinsah, they both really hurt Wednesday in the first half and there sounded better performances from Francis, Elliot and Semedo to name just three.

It sounded like an enthralling game on the radio and I would have taken a draw before kick off. We owned the first half and our counter-attacking was reminiscent of our better away performances at Peterborough and Swindon. I look forward also, to seeing Robbie’s penalty save in the highlights.

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Charlton fans, eh?

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Charlton Athletic 1
My brother and I before the game: If we get a point we”ll be very happy.
My brother and I after 10 minutes: They are there for the taking. We need to just wrap this up.
My brother and I at half-time: Bloody typical. That is so us!
My brother and I at full time: What a load of rubbish. We should be winning these games.

Charlton fans eh?
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Elementary my dear Benson

Swindon Town 0 Charlton Athletic 3
I was on the plane for the whole length of the game last night travelling back to Bermuda from Gatwick. The brilliant new Sherlock Holmes BBC series had taken my mind off what might be happening at the County Ground but once we touched down a fair few scenario’s played in my mind in the time it took to turn the mobile on and for it to obtain a signal but as Twitter burst into life the first few messages at the top of the page told me all I needed to know!

Thanks also to those of you that sent me the final result directly. But what a fantastic result and on paper probably the best one of the season and fine revenge too, after the heartbreak of the play-off’s.

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Sweet music

Carlisle United 3 Charlton Athletic 4
Christ on a bike. What did we make of that?

My other half was poorly yesterday, so I stepped in taking the little ‘un to Music Together class. Sniffly-other-half shooed me out of the door at just after kick-off observing that she was doing me a favour after “how miserable you were last week!”

Adam from Charlton Life joined me at the music class. If you’re wondering we did have our kids with us too, we weren’t that desperate to be away from the commentary.

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Notts undone

Charlton Athletic 1 Notts County 0
I was driving to a friends lake house in Indiana yesterday trying to sneek quick looks at my phone and it sounded a shocker, especially first half. Someone once said a win is a win but new team or no new team, we have to play better.

Goals and chances are becoming thin on the ground. Parky chased Paul Benson all over the east end during the summer, but the ex-Dagger has yet to score this season. I wonder if it is time to move Lee Martin back up front and bring our top scorer Scott Wagstaff back into the fold? Certainly that would give us more mobility.
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Un, deux, trois

A bank holiday for some but not for Parky as he sat in the manager’s office with a big pen and reams of contracts today to sign three players, well officially two. By all accounts Jon Fortune will sign a 5-month contract but as a free agent, tomorrow’s deadline does not apply to his transfer. Rumours suggest that Fortune might even be sent out on loan for a month to gain much needed match fitness.

The summer-long chase for Daggers striker Paul Benson finally ended this morning when he passed a medical and the club paid a total fee of £250,000. The fee was officially undisclosed, because normally it is when it’s considered high but the close attentions of an unnamed Championship club would have certainly driven the price up, as did John Still’s strong stance that he didn’t want his prodigy to leave east London.
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