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Harry Arter next

At The Valley today was Harry Arter. The 31-year old midfielder will become Charlton’s next signing after agreeing a season-long loan deal from Nottingham Forest. I read that the deal may become permanent in the summer.

Arter signed a three-year deal at the City Ground a year ago but with problems aplenty at Forest Chris Hughton has written the Republic of Ireland international out of his plans, even though he is still picked by his country.

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Ben Watson first signing in Sandgaard era

SLP fountain of all knowledge Rich Cawley had talked of a banner summer Addicks signing for a number of weeks pre and mid all of the off-field shenanigans. That player is Ben Watson,

With Thomas Sandgaard’s takeover of the club now complete Lee Bowyer said today that he hopes even by Sunday’s kick off he’llbe able to add three players to his squad, with others to follow before the transfer deadline.

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Nottingham Forest 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Again, I’m not too au fait with the game yesterday as I was tied to a seat in a big conference hall resorting to checking my phone. But, that was a fantastic result. A proper Curbs’ performance that one.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Nottingham Forest 1

Again, if someone had told us a year ago, even in the middle of the summer, that we’d be gutted not to beat Nottingham Forest in The Championship, then we’d be left with no choice but to unravel that ‘Liar’ banner again.

A sublime first half performance that had Addicks salivating at The Valley and at home sadly couldn’t be sustained, as Forest equalized late to grab a point.

Bowyer made a number of changes as Erhun Oztumer and Sam Field made league debuts and Naby Sarr took Jason Pearce’s place as Bow again showed he is not afraid to make changes depending on the opposition. Deji Oshilaja took Solly’s place at right back and Lyle Taylor was given the armband.

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2019/20 The Championship Preview – Part Three

Halfway through our Championship opponents then. Part One is here and Part Two here. Part Three begins with the team geographically furthest away from SE7, Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough’s Jonathan Woodgate is one of three new English managers in The Championship. All three, Scott Parker, Lee Bowyer and Woodgate had very good playing careers and each will hope to be able to transfer their knowledge onto their teams.

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Congratulations to Brighton

Huge heartfelt congratulations to Brighton and my mates who have followed them through their peaks and many, many troughs. 20 years ago Brighton were homeless thanks to the ineptitude and irresponsibility of a club chairman who shamelessly sold their historic Goldstone Ground from under them. They subsequently played 70 miles away at Gillingham’s ground for two years before spending 12 seasons at the Withdean athletics stadium, with portable cabins for changing rooms.

But today at their wonderful Falmer stadium, a legacy to the generous and patient Tony Bloom, the Seagulls returned to the countries top division 34 years after they were last there, and in that time only Steve Gritt and a last-day draw at Hereford stopped them from sinking into the non league, and potentially the abyss.

Brighton have long been ready for the Premier League and they are a proper club, with proper fans and the long friendship with Charlton supporters runs very deep.

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Billy Davies eyes

Dour, paranoid, control freak Billy Davies is the latest name to be linked with the Charlton job. Davies is a serial authority hater who bears grudges. Roland Duchatelet, Katrien Meire and Davies are a match made in hell and either the media are bored of inactivity and silence coming out of the club or Meire wants to practice her fine man-management skills.
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The Championship 15/16 preview – part II

Part II of my look at our Championship rivals. Part I is here.

Using the bookie’s predictions, the following are the 8 teams they think will be knocking on the door of the play-off’s.
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Charlton Athletic 0 Nottingham Forest 2

“It was hard enough when it was 11 versus 11.”

Another home defeat on a pudding of a pitch. By all accounts we were never in it and for the second time this season Forest were simply too good for us.

The general opinion was that the referee and his assistant had a shocker sending off our Gallic prince but in truth after his heroics on Tuesday night Yann went from hero to zero and lost his rag and kicked out at a provocative Greg Halford to make an already difficult task impossible.

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