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Sunderland 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Unrecognizable that performance. Full of core traits we hold dear – passion, spirit, commitment. Since 1905 it is all you can demand as a Charlton fan.

Sunderland had won every league game at home this season, and then up on the LNER comes this rag tag of bunch Addicks led by a man dressed like the bloke from the Milk Tray advert. They must hate us.

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It’s a wrap as Lavelle and Leko join

As the clock turned 23.00 hours BST word got out that we had two final signings in the bag.

Then shortly after the hour 24-year old Morecambe captain Sam Lavelle, and old friend Jonathan Leko on loan from Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham were announced.

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Kiko Casilla given fine and 8 game ban

The FA today handed down their decision on the racial abuse charge by Leeds’ Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla on Jonathan Leko when we played then at The Valley in September

The independent three-person FA regulatory panel based its decision on the balance of probability, which is the civil standard but despite Casilla’s claim that it was “not a true reflection” of the incident, cameras and lip reading experts tell a different story of what happened between the two men following a corner and witnessed by Macauley Bonne. Leko was visibly upset afterwards.

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Gallagher signs for Swansea. Send for recruits

Swansea unveiled Conor Gallagher today on a 6-month loan. Farewell young man and thanks for the memories. The 19-year old was a pleasure to watch and he leaves SE7 with some very complimentary comments. Hopefully he continues his development in South Wales, which appears furthest from his parent club’s mind who mostly it appeared just wanted to pocket a loan fee and receive a larger payment towards his weekly salary, which I am led to believe is higher than any player at Charlton.

Enough Chelsea bashing, they offered us him, we took him and accelerated his career and there was always a chance that the loan would be terminated early. The pitfalls of our previous regime’s reliance on shopping in Lidl and populating the team with loan deals, whereas they should accentuate the team not dominate it.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Hull City 2

Devastating. The 5th time this season we have conceded a goal in injury time, the second time in a few days! `

Now we have to defend that, we have play to the final whistle, and we invited pressure, perhaps inevitably with nothing on the bench to affect any real change. But how thoroughly gut-wrenching was Hull’s 96th minute goal, scored after the allocated five minutes of injury time!

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Charlton Athletic 1 Swansea City 2

This is a tough bloody week for the Addicks, and I’ll think we’ll welcome the international break much more than we did last time when it broke our stride.

No need for silly over-reaction’s to last night’s defeat. Swansea have lost just once this season, and are unbeaten on the road and have a steely defensive with pace up front that will give them every chance of promotion come May.

Yet, we matched them in many ways yesterday, the only difference that the Swans were better in possession, neater and more protective of the ball, as we turned it over too many times. Our young, and still new team will get better at that for sure.

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Racist allegations

Unfortunately it appears that the memories of Saturday’s famous win will hang over for a bit longer and not in a favourable way. There were rumblings of discourse after the game when Macauley Bonne made a comment about an unsavoury incident during the game, and closer scrutiny at a corner in the 2nd half Jonathan Leko and Leeds’ keeper Kiko Casilla clearly swapped words, which we were now were racist in nature on behalf of Casilla.

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Reading 0 Charlton Athletic 2

This team just continue to shock you don’t they. Reading were on the back off three good results but the Addicks put in a dominant display to deservedly take the points.

Chris Solly returned as we went four at the back with Sam Field replacing Darren Pratley. In the first 45, although we had the first chance when Leko saw a shot saved, Reading had the better chances and we had to rely on both the woodwork and then Dillon Phillips who saved one-on-one just before the break.

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Two from West Brom in on loan

My phone was humming like a my dentist this morning at silly o’clock here in Key West. Early transfer activity at Sparrows Lane to calm us all down on transfer deadline day.

Both Sam Field and Jonathan Leko were hidden away in a hotel near Eltham last night as Steve Gallen put the final pieces of their season long loans into place.

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