Tag: Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic & the PR suicide note 

One of the small consolations that comes with any relegation is the hope that next time around, things might not be quite as bad. Playing at a lower level should secure a few more wins than the previous season, maybe even promotion back from whence one came. The likelihood of things being as bad again is reduced. There are, however, caveats to this, and one of the more obvious of these comes when the supporters of a club are in a state of revolt against its owners. Under these circumstances, it can feel as though the summer break is...

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The Pitfalls of Travelling From Northampton Town To Charlton

There probably couldn’t have been two more contrasting ways to experience the end of this Football League season than those of the supporters of Charlton Athletic and those of the supporters of Northampton Town last weekend. Charlton’s season has been one of abject failure on the pitch and increasingly bitter rancour away from it. Already well adrift of the dotted line that would have marked the line between safety and relegation, there were yet further protests as the team was swatted to one side with considerable comfort by the division champions Burnley, a sideshow of rage that promises to...

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Charlton Athletic: Shabby & Insulting

A completely superficial viewpoint on the current travails at Charlton Athletic would seem to indicate that the club isn’t in quite the dreadful state that it was a couple of months ago. A late, late goal from Jorge Teixeira managed to secure a comeback win against Birmingham City on Saturday and, whilst the club remains one place off the bottom of the Football League Championship table at present, it has at least won three and drawn one of its last five matches, a sequence of results which has breathed a degree of life into what had become a moribund...

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Panic on the Streets of Charlton (Sorry)

Those long, lazy days of summer must feel like a long time ago for the supporters of Charlton Athletic. When the new football season began, Charlton couldn’t have had a much more successful start to it. An opening day win against Queens Park Rangers was followed by going a further five games unbeaten before the month of August ended with a first league defeat of the season, at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Since then, however, the club has entered a precipitous decline which leaves it entering 2016 staring relegation to League One in the face and its supporters...

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Charlton & Doncaster Experience Nice Weather For Ducks

To get the cliché of a joke out of the way both quickly and early on, it is perhaps appropriate that the first match of the new season to be abandoned on account of the weather should have come on the Saturday of an August Bank Holiday weekend. Not, of course, that this will diminish the sense of disappointment felt by the supporters of Doncaster Rovers, whose trip to London to play Charlton Athletic in the Championship yesterday afternoon ended in soggy farce with the match being called off thanks to a waterlogged pitch at half-time with their team leading by three goals to one. The three Doncaster goals came in the first half of the first half, with Paul Keegan giving them the lead after two minutes and Chris Brown adding a further two goals to send the South Yorkshire club coasting to a three-goal lead before inclement conditions kicked in and made their influence felt. Three minutes after Brown scored Rovers’ third goal, play was suspended with the pitch being practically unplayable, and the crowd was then treated to the somewhat bizarre sight of the Doncaster ground-staff and two of the team’s players out on the pitch with pitchforks, prodding the ground and trying to rid it of its excess water. It looked for a little while as if this plan might have actually borne fruit when...

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