Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘Oldham Athletic’

Rochdale 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Mission accomplished…

But, it still peeved me a little that we played crappy on the telly again, and very disappointing for the 1,611 Addicks who made the long journey and whilst they made a lot of noise deep down they will feel a little cheated.

Sure, our play-off spot was pretty much sealed early in the game with what was going on at Priestfield, but we didn’t really get out of first gear and to use a ‘Bow-ism,’ they wanted it more, and the points meant more to them.

Please click for more

Charlton Athletic 1 Oldham Athletic 0

3 points but..

Turgid performance by all accounts with a piece of excellence by new boy Stephy Mavididi the only difference between two awful teams. Holmes hit the bar in the 2nd minute and we scored in the 27th and were pretty comfortable at the break, but what happened at half-time?

The 2nd half we were pensive, unorganized, seemingly not understanding the formation with huge gaping holes between the midfield and Magennis, who sounded lost again. Marshall uninspiring, the back four panicked, and we can thank Amos for the clean sheet. Our first at The Valley since October!

Please click for more

Monday morning sackings

The League One managerial casualties for the season became three today as Oldham Athletic and Gillingham pulled the mutual consent trigger which saw two club legends pack up their desks.

John Sheridan has managed Oldham on three different occasions and ended his playing career there. He managed to perform a rescue act last season after winning 5 of his 9 games after re-joining in January. However with few incomings during the summer the odds looked against Oldham from the outset, and they’ve leaked goals and have won just once, away at Bristol Rovers, despite a wave of non-contracted foreign imports being signed earlier this month.

Please click for more

Oldham Athletic 3 Charlton Athletic 4

Andy Nelson would’ve been proud..

One for the oldies that. A swashbuckling performance but leaving gaps at the back to keep it interesting up at Oldham yesterday. According to one observer we played like a troupe of red arrows for the first half hour but after that it was a little bit of a circus troupe as we let Oldham back in. Nonetheless for those Addicks who made the trip I’m sure it was a very enjoyable day out in Lancashire and they were witness to another fine 3 points for Robinson’s side. 

We dominated early and unusually got our just rewards. Not once but twice as Ricky Holmes opened the scoring with a 30-yard scorcher. It might be worth the Valley Pass season fee alone that. Then the impressive Fosu scored his first Addicks goal and performed an apple for the teacher like knee slide. 21 minutes gone and all good.

Please click for more

League One preview 17/18 – part II

Part I here.

Out of Yorkshire then and back to the north-west of the country and those teams that have to live in the shadows of United and City in Greater Manchester.

Wigan Athletic have been a league club for less than 40 years, and under the generous ownership of Dave Whelan, the Latics have spent almost half of that time in the top two divisions. This season they find themselves, now under the chairmanship of Whelan’s grandson David Sharpe, back in the 3rd tier. After winning the League One title Wigan should have had enough to survive in The Championship and relegation appeared to be avoidable, but relegated they were and four managers later they begin this season as one of the bookies’ favourites for promotion.

Please click for more

Oldham Athletic 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Another timid performance from Karl Robinson’s Addick’s last night. Lots of possession, lots of corners, plenty of pot shots but no substance, a bit like the manager’s rhetoric.

A snapshot of Roland Duchatelet and the almost forgotten Katrien Meire’s Charlton legacy. Losing to a relegation threatened fourth from bottom team in front of two thousand odd people. Every decision better than the last.

No disrespect meant towards the Latics, who we have spent big chunks of a century following around the divisions. John Sheridan has given them a real new manager (for the third time) bounce with five wins in eight. Meanwhile under Robinson we have won three in thirteen. A record worse than Luzon and Peeters.

Please click for more

Charlton Athletic 1 Oldham Athletic 1

Well that sounded utterly painful and depressing and not forgetting, rubbish.

Again we were ahead, although unlike last week against AFC Wimbledon, this time undeserved. But we were ahead thanks to a well worked goal scored by Josh Magennis, yet leading only appears to be a signal for Russell Slade to sit deep and lock up shop.

One up front, a pedestrian midfield and Lookman on the bench. Hardly a shot at goal for 95 minutes and lucky to escape with a point against a team second from bottom and who had not scored in 6 of their previous 9 league games.

All this played out in front of thousands upon thousands of empty seats with the real crowd estimated at under 7,000.
Please click for more

League One preview – part II

Part I here.

Rivals, non rivals, I guess it depends where you live, but Gillingham under the growing reputation of manager Justin Edinburgh were one of the surprise packages last season, only a poor slide at the end seeing them miss out on a play-off place. Edinburgh will be looking to improve on a 9th placed finish and he has added well to his squad, although Lee Martin will miss the start of the season due to a bad injury picked up in a friendly.

Scott Wagstaff also joined from Bristol City and Paul Konchesky from Leicester, but who played 36 games on loan at QPR last season. Ex-Addick Josh Wright the captain at Priestfield. Has there ever been a time when the Gills has had no ex-Charlton players? They did lose centre-back Joe Egan to Brentford but importantly have kept the sought after Bradley Dack, at least until now.

Keeping Dack will be essential and Edinburgh may need to add to his squad before the deadline, but I expect Gills to be challenging for the play-offs again. Promotion 10/1. Relegation 7/1.
Please click for more


Oldham Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 0
Another game chalked off, and any chance of a win was ruined when Dailly idiotically kicked out at an Oldham player after a late challenge 10 minutes before the break. Today may well be the last time we see Christian Dailly in a Charlton shirt, and although I think he shouldn’t form part of a new look Powell side, he has given everything in a red shirt and it would be a sadly indignant end to his Charlton career.

Semedo took the captain’s armband and by all accounts led the team to an excellent defensive performance, not something we have said much, if at all in this depressing season.

Any Addicks at Boundary Park: Life, Love and CAFC.
CA fact: Our first goaless league draw since October 2009. Also against Oldham!

11 Dickov’s

Charlton Athletic 1 Oldham Athletic 1
Tough game yesterday. Oldham played like they were a team of Paul Dickov’s by all accounts and five minutes added on time belied the amount of time-wasting and ineffectual refereeing there was.

I was encouraged by the home support in those final minutes though, an apparent recognition that the team never laid down and that we should no longer expect to role over every team we play. Parky claimed that Oldham were easily the best team we have played and the Latics could well end up being last season’s Colchester United, in the first half of the season at least.
Please click for more