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Charlton Athletic 0 Norwich City 1

So just the one chance of a Cup Final now after exiting the FA Cup at The Valley this afternoon in front of a decent and noisy crowd.

First and foremost we should be proud of the performance, but we should have won, and showed how toothless this squad is in front of goal without the two players that have scored half of our goals so far this season.

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Boxing Day game called off

The Addicks’ Boxing Day clash at Wimbledon, the nearest we get to a derby these days, has been postponed due to Covid.

Sparrows Lane was closed earlier in the week due to new cases, although even yesterday Charlton were selling additional tickets for Sunday’s game, and Jacko was hopeful that Akin Famewo, Conor Washington and Josh Davison could all return after 7 days of isolation and no symptoms.

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Norwich City 4 Charlton Athletic 1

Can’t be too disappointed..

The Addicks League Cup campaign ended tonight at Norwich, despite us taking an early lead through Lee Novak. There was no embarrassment though and although Norwich deserved their victory, it somewhat flattered them in the end. We had a couple of chances at 1-2, but then fell to two late goals which gave the result an unfair polish. 

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Play-Off Symmetry

There’s a certain symmetry to the 3rd and 4th placed teams, 4th and 5th in League Two, reaching the play-off final, if you like the ‘two best teams’ after those already promoted. You can also add the Conference into that unusual statistic this season as well.

I have worked out that this year is only the third time in 29 seasons that the best two placed teams in the three tiers have made it to the play-off final. The last time was 2000, and in 1998 it also happened. I remember it well.

Everyone has there own theories on the play-offs, although few complain that they are a bad thing, as there is no doubt it adds some great excitement and also prolongs the season’s dreams. This season is only the 8th time that 3rd and 4th in The Championship have made it to the Final. It also happened last year when 4th placed QPR scraped past Derby.
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