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Wigan Athletic 2 Charlton Athletic 1

A much better performance than Tuesday but the same result at Wigan this afternoon.

With no Aneke, Washington, Stockley, or Scott Fraser we were always going top be up against it. The assumption was that Famewo missed out due to loan numbers. Jacko kept to his 3-5-2 but there were more centre-backs on the bench than in the team. I’m all for having a philosophy, but you also need the players.

We can question recruitment again on this front, or any sense of long-term planning which doesn’t seem to be Sandgaard’s forte….

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Charlton Athletic 0 Wigan Athletic 2

A toothless performance today. Was it terrible? No, but as night follows day we were there for the taking as the game moved into the last 20 minutes.

It was however, another display devoid of style, purpose, organization and hope.

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League One 2021/22 Review – Part I

The first part of my League One rate the competition review guide….guide is a massive overstatement by the way, but hopefully you will stick with it.

League One is wide open this coming season, possibly only a handful of teams will have their ambitions fixed solely on survival, everyone else will either have a longing for a play-off place, expect a concerted challenge towards it or will have a vision of top two.

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Amos leaves, MacGillivray in

Ben Amos has signed for Wigan Athletic, who are showing to be one of next season’s biggest L1 spenders.

Amos played 92 games for the Addicks covering two full seasons in 17/18 and 20/21 and although in apparent new contract discussions with Charlton, he has followed Chuks Aneke out of the door and moved elsewhere.

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Under 18’s fall to Wigan

I was little distracted on Friday by work of all things, so wasn’t able to fully concentrate on the U18 Professional Development League 2 play-off final at The Valley, but it looked as if the best team won.

Congratulations to Wigan, who I have a lot of admiration for and credit to them for keeping their academy intact throughout all of their own traumatic ownership. Jamie Carragher’s son looked impressive at center-half. Likewise Charlie Barker was a class above the majority of others on the pitch.

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Wigan Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Baby steps.

If Saturday was a head on car crash then tonight was of one of parallel parking where you get the car in the space without accident even though it is not very straight!

Tonight was not about the aesthetics, it was about the win and secondly it was about the desire to get that win.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Wigan Athletic 0

A scrappy and sometimes untidy performance but we came away with the much needed 3 points today at The Valley.

It’s almost impossible to judge the team, and I think it will be most of this month before it’ll be fair to make any appraisals.

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League One 2020/21 Preview – Part I

The Addicks back in the third tier for the fourth time in five seasons. From our first season back down there in 2016/17 AFC Wimbledon, Fleetwood, Gillingham, Oxford United, Peterborough, Rochdale and Shrewsbury are all still there. Both Gillingham and Peterborough are the longest serving with this season being their 8th consective.

The 24 teams are evenly spread north and south, but I will begin my quick glance at our League One rivals at the top of the country.

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Most half-prudent organizations would buy similar domain names to avoid copycat attacks or brand reputational damage, but not our friends at the EFL.

This website is a work of art, blissfully put together by some clever and provoked football fans, some I believe Addicks. Take a read and watch the football club stories, including Charlton’s, but let me warn you they will not warm your heart, they will only fire your anger.

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Wednesday docked 12 points. But not yet

What a farce. The EFL covering themselves in glory again.

Now I will say we finished 2nd from bottom after 46 games and deserved our fate. You are where you are. We had our chances but blew it. Bowyer and his team got blood out of a stone and somehow managed to win 48 Championship points with a middling League One squad, a ridiculous and hugely distracting ownership saga, a long and debilitating injury list, our best player refusing to play, and a transfer embargo just one of the many behind the scenes troubles.

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Charlton Athletic 2 Wigan Athletic 2

Torture isn’t it? No one ever said supporting this football club was going to be easy. Ever.

When the fixtures came out over a year ago, we all collectively sighed ‘I hope we don’t have to go to Elland Road needing something?’ Well, slow forward 12 months and here we are.

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Sympathy for Wigan’s plight

As we totter on the edge of administration ourselves we should have every sympathy for Wigan’s fans and players after the Latics became the first professional club in England to fall into administration during the Covid-19 crisis.

It looks to me like another case of a murky and obscure flipping of control of a football club. Our friends at the EFL look culpable again after approving the takeover just last month by an entity called New Leader Fund (NLF) from a Hong Kong operation called International Entertainment Corporation (IEC), a Cayman Islands-registered company which owns a hotel and casino in the Philippines.

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Wigan Athletic 2 Charlton Athletic 0

An uncharacteristic performance up at Wigan yesterday as we fell to our second consecutive defeat of the season. Not good enough according to Lee Bowyer. The almost 1,000 Addicks there would have agreed.

Two goals, one in each half, from set-pieces were more than the difference as we were comfortably beaten. We now head into back to back tough games. If we hadn’t found out how formidable this division can be, we might in the next couple of weeks.

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2019/20 The Championship Preview – Part Four

And the final part of the jigsaw to complete my look at The Championship competition for this season. Part One is here Two here and Part there.

Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season was thrown a wobbly when Steve Bruce upped and left for Newcastle. Currently Lee Bullen is in caretaker charge for his third time.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Wigan Athletic 3

Put the bunting back..

Our first test against a promotion hopeful ended in an embarrassing defeat tonight as Charlton put in an unsatisfactory and wearisome display and Wigan cantered to an easy victory. Robinson hinted at resting Solly and Kashi. He didn’t, he perhaps should have, but he, you and I know he doesn’t have the personnel or the options to change it about. The bench is unispiring and there’s simply too much reliance on Magennis and Holmes.

With Reeves still way off, I wonder what he will do on Saturday. He should make some changes, but what are his options? Will Aribo and Konsa get a chance? Are Dodoo and KAG up to it? And why are we letting in so many goals? More than any other team in the top half. 

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