Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Play-offs penalty anguish leaves Charlton in League One

After finishing fourth in League One after 46 games, Charlton found themselves paired with Swindon Town in the play-off semi finals. A 2-1 defeat at the County Ground on Friday left the Addicks in with a shout at The Valley for the second leg, but despite taking a two-goal lead in the first half Charlton were pegged back one leading to extra time and a penalty shoot-out defeat which ended their promotion dreams.

Manager Phil Parkinson's reaction to the heartbreaking defeat can be found here.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Oldham v Charlton, 08/05/10

It was a wild 90 minute ride during Charlton's final proper league game of the season - the Addicks found themselves in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th at some point as well as potentially facing all of the possible play-off semi-final opponents: Leeds, Millwall, Swindon and Huddersfield.

Finally, after goals from Nicky Bailey and Miguel Llera - not to mention a 12 minute spell in the automatic promotion places - Charlton found themselves finishing in fourth and will travel to Swindon on Friday night for the first leg of their play-offs semi.

The match report from Oldham can be read here, while manager Phil Parkinson as well as player of the year 2009/10 Christian Dailly gave their thoughts at Boundary Park moments after the final whistle.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Charlton v Leeds, 01/05/10, POTY 09/10

After Charlton's dramatic 1-0 victory over second placed Leeds kept them in the automatic promotion hunt going into the final game of the league campaign, manager Phil Parkinson refused to get ahead of himself with the possibility of play-offs still to come - read the full article here.

And just 24 hours later, Christian Dailly was named Charlton's 2009/10 Player of the Year, edging out Jose Semedo and Nicky Bailey in the closest poll in years. Click here for more on the ceremony and Dailly's tribute to the tremendous Charlton support this season.