Tag: Charlton Athletic

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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Match Of The Past: Charlton Athletic

This week’s matches from the archives of the clubs of the Football League Championship feature Charlton Athletic and six matches from the years between 1982 and 2001. Our first match is a Second Division match from 1982 against Watford, and we follow this up with two matches from the First Division from the 1986/87 season, and against Everton and again against Watford. Next up us a match from November 1991 against Leicester City, and we finish off with two recent matches from the clubs history – the 1998 First Division play-off final at Wembley against Sunderland and finally a Premier League match from 2001 against Arsenal at Highbury. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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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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