After starting freelancing for Eurosport at the beginning of Feb, the door was open to report on a much broader range of football events. But I didn't imagine that within a month I'd be covering Inter Milan v Bayern Munich in the Champions League for a major sports media website.
While a late capitulation on the pitch ended the football for a fiver scheme at The Valley on a sour note, manager Chris Powell was nonetheless overjoyed at the turnout of over 24,000 fans for the game and hopes the club aren't far away from returning to similar attendances in the future.
He also had plenty to say on the state of his current squad and the potential of new additions from the loan market.
Two injured strikers, a knock at half-time and a rousing Chris Powell team-talk.
It didn't take much to turn the Pawel Abbott of the Swindon home game to the Abbott who wowed the home fans with his endeavour and link play against Peterborough.
He scored what would turn out to be the winner in a 3-2 thriller against the Posh, and after the game gave a tremendously frank interview about his tough start to life at Charlton and the feeling of not being selected to even travel with the squad the previous week in Yeovil.
Charlton v Colchester on February 1st 2011 marked my debut on radio commentary.
I joined the excellent Jamie Hill on BBC Radio Kent medium wave as well as CAFC Player, providing summary and analysis to his expert play by play and joining him in sheer confusion as a controversial series of decisions saw the referee disallow a Colchester goal shortly before new signing Bradley Wright-Phillips netted the real only goal of the game.
After taking temporary charge for the cup defeat at Tottenham and a league draw at Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton hero Keith Peacock explained why Chris Powell was the perfect choice in his mind to become the new permanent boss:
Following the takeover of Charlton Athletic at the turn of the year, new chairman Michael Slater gave manager Phil Parkinson his full backing at his first press conference hours before Charlton played host to Swindon:
A tremendous effort at the manager's job in the face of numerous roadblocks and obstacles was compromised by the inevitable pressures of an incoming new owner and ended by what frankly was sheer hypocrisy.
Thankfully, the new board's next moves were a positive sign that this nasty piece of business was more an initial, necessary separation from the past than a worrying omen of what was to come.
Thanks to a big move from Mile End to New Eltham in November and the rather casual approach Sky have taken to installing decent broadband, my consistency in updating this blog took a nosedive.
A few pieces of work in December are out there somewhere, but I'm going to simply crack on with backdating the first few weeks of the new year - starting here with my coverage of the New Years Day thriller in Colchester, Phil Parkinson's penultimate game in charge of Charlton.