Tag: Charlton Athletic

The (Possibly Un)Welcome Return Of Non-League Videos Of The Week

The Football League begins its new season next weekend, but non-league football doesn’t begin again for a couple of weeks. With this in mind, it’s time to take a quick look around how some clubs are doing in their pre-season friendlies. All of these matches are from the last couple of weeks and, it has to be said, we have no details on how strong the teams taking part in these matches my or may not have been. Anyway, as a teaser for the start of the new season, here’s a quick look at: York City vs Hartlepool United, Woking vs Charlton Athletic, Bury Town vs Colchester United, Chorley vs Bolton Wanderers and Mansfield Town vs Notts County. Follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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Match Of The Week: Charlton Athletic 2-4 Swindon Town

As we approach the halfway point in the League One season, more or less nothing has yet been decided and with each passing week more questions are being asked of which more or less none are being definitively answered. No matter which we way we choose to interpret this league table, it makes for extraordinary reading. There are, for example, just six points between Southampton in second place in the table and Colchester United, in eleventh place in the table. There are just nine points between this evening’s two teams – Charlton Athletic, in third place in the table and chasing an automatic promotion spot, and Swindon Town, who are in eighteenth place in the table are peering over their shoulders at the relegation places with some concern. A win at The Valley this evening for Swindon will lift them three places in a league table that is still anybody’s to get promoted from and, while Brighton & Hove Albion have something of a cushion at the top of the table, the team to accompany them up will be the team that hits a purple patch of form between now and May. As such, a place in the play-offs or perhaps even an automatic promotion spot is not as far beyond Swindon Town as they should be by any stretch of the imagination. Charlton Athletic, meanwhile, have gone five...

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FA Cup Match Of The Midweek 2: Luton Town 1-3 Charlton Athletic

Luton Town, it’s probably fair to say, go into this evening’s FA Cup Second Round match against Charlton Athletic with a point to prove. It’s not so long ago that the likes of Charlton were the meat and bread of Luton, but the last couple of years have been harsh on the club, a points deduction that was in itself enough to secure relegation into non-league football for the first time since 1920. Their first season in the Blue Square Premier ended in a play-off defeat at the hands of York City amid ugly scenes at Kenilworth Road last season and this season sees them in third place in the table, two points from the leaders, Wimbledon, but with no guarantees of a return to the Football League at the end of this season. If this evening’s match proves anything, it proves that the blurring of the lines between the lower reaches of the Football League and the top of the Blue Square Premier is real, rather than imagined. Charlton Athletic have also suffered a fall from grace of sorts, from the Premier League to League One, but they are also in the midst of a promotion battle to start something approaching a return to happier days. They, however, may look upon this match with a degree of trepidation. They lost at Northwich Victoria in the First Round last...

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Match Of The Week: Northwich Victoria 1-0 Charlton

Charlton were in the Premier League not so long ago, but their decline has been into sharp focus by a trip to Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup this afternoon. Northwich, meanwhile, have endured a hideous twelve months and their continuing existence is little short of a miracle.

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Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup

In the fourth part of our look forward to the FA Cup First Round, we take a look back at the 1945/46 competition, which saw the innovation of two-legged matches, one of the great football tragedies of the twentieth century and ended with a burst ball and the lifting of a gyspy curse.

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