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Charlton Athletic: The Forgotten Club

Sometimes the best way to get a view of yourself is through the eyes of others. As Charlton Athletic wave goodbye to manager Karl Robinson this morning, the club’s long-suffering supporters may have already spotted a headline from the Plymouth Herald that reads, “Why it’s the perfect time for Plymouth Argyle to take on Charlton Athletic.” It’s a sobering thought, the realisation that an opposing team is actually relishing taking on yours, in the belief that the sense of stagnation that has come to hang over Charlton Athletic like a cloud of mustard gas coupled with the departure of...

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Some Words About The Situation In Dulwich

It’s international break weekend this weekend, friends, so for the rest of this week we’ll be prying our eyes away from the elite world of VARs, Jose Mourinho’s slow-motion metamorphosis into Alex Jones, and Manchester City’s stately procession to the Premier League title to take a look a little further down the ladder. Today, it’s off to the Premier Division of the Isthmian League, where the fight between Dulwich Hamlet and the property developers who own their ground has been grabbing more headlines than anyone would have expected, of late.  Lowestoft is a challenging journey from South London on...

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Fifth Time’s A Charm: On Barnet’s Familiar Season

It’s international break weekend this weekend, friends, so for the rest of this week we’ll be prying our eyes away from the elite world of VARs, Jose Mourinho’s slow-motion metamorphosis into Alex Jones, and Manchester City’s stately procession to the Premier League title to take a look a little further down the ladder, starting at Barnet, where a familiar place in the League Two table has led to a familiar face returning to the club to try and steady its ship. Monday, then, turned out to be a busy day for Tony Kleanthous, the long-serving and, it can occasionally...

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Spurs (& Manchester United) Are On Their Way To Wembley

Disclaimer: I support Tottenham Hotspur. I did, after all, spend the first five years of my life in Upper Edmonton, less than a mile from White Hart Lane. However, as I try to do with everything that gets written around these parts, I’ve sought to leave tribal affiliations at the door for the purposes of writing this.  There is something inevitable about the fact that, in the one year that Tottenham Hotspur came to be using Wembley as a temporary home while the new White Hart Lane stadium is built, they should have reached the semi-finals of the FA...

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Union Bears: The Men In Black

Sunday’s Rangers/Celtic encounter was, for a pleasant change, a very good football match. And not just because, from a personal perspective, Celtic won 3-2. Quality goals and high drama contributed as much to the atmosphere at Rangers’ Ibrox Stadium as the usual hateful stuff from the stands about boys belonging to “Billy” and “the Old Brigade.” However, as ever, the build-up to the occasion was over-hyped and often just as hateful. There was a genuine story to be told. Rangers were the form team going into the match. And victory would have potentially set up a Scottish Premiership title...

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