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Charlton Athletic 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1

I missed yesterday as I was otherwise engaged.

9 academy players were in the starting XI and on the bench, which breathes air into the future of the football club. Incidentally though Holden didn’t make one sub, sticking with the starting line up as they sought a winner after Wycombe equalized in the 82nd minute

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Wycombe Wanderers 1 Charlton Athletic 1

A lively first hour petered out in the warmth today in Buckinghamshire, but it was a useful point.

There are statistics, statistics and damn lies, but that was another game with 60% possession but just two shots on target. I was going to say that this squad needs a striker, but I won’t.

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Well done Sunderland

Very pleased for Sunderland yesterday. Jealous they have made their way finally out of this graveyard of a division, but in Alex Neil they finally found the right man after a merry-go-round of duds. I hope they are able to stay up and progress back to where they belong and that their new owners can rid the club of the last lot.

An historic club with proper fans, both humble and knowledgeable. Congratulations to the Black Cats.

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Graveyard of promotion hopefuls

It seems strange that L1 finished their season before everyone else, not that I’m complaining, but it is odd that every other league including the National are still playing.

Wycombe got a huge 2nd goal late into the game at home to MK Dons tonight to give them every advantage of making the Wembley final, which is not until the 21st.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Wycombe Wanderers 1

Disappointing result. I had a bad feeling about today, although the line-up had recovered from Covid better than I expected, with just Stockley missing, and that from a knock.

We started really sluggishly as if we hadn’t played for a while. I never get this ‘the players are too tired, they play too many games’ thing. They always play better when they are playing regularly.

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Wycombe Wanderers 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Another defeat, but it wasn’t just that, it was another game where we weren’t even in it. One shot on target and completely outplayed. Devoid of ideas, identity and confidence.

Don’t let the injury time goal from Lavelle turn your head or the couple of scrambles that followed. This was terrible, we deserved nothing.

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League One 2021/22 Review – Part II

Next up Part II of my look at our League One rivals and those sides that the bookies think will be challenging for a play-off spot.

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2018/19 League One Preview – Part Three

Part One of my 2018/19 League One preview, which went from Accrington Stanley to Coventry City is here and Part Two that began at Doncaster and ended at Portsmouth is here.

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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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