The Relegation Thread

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But are you going to win another game this season?

Probably at Derby, the question you should be asking is will we lose another game this season.

I refer you to my response to Jockney, based on our performances and winless run for nearly four months, I'm not sure why it seems unreasonable to think we could go the rest of the season without winning and/or go down. Not that I have to justify anything I say to anyone on here, but the last 4 months are easily the worst showings I have seen from any Charlton side since I've been supporting them. You will see from my post in the match day thread and Charlton fans reactions on on Twitter that yesterday's performance came from absolutely no where. No-one is happier than me to be proved wrong.

I still believe we'll be down there the whole way but yesterday was a very helpful day for us.
 

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Probably at Derby, the question you should be asking is will we lose another game this season.

I refer you to my response to Jockney, based on our performances and winless run for nearly four months, I'm not sure why it seems unreasonable to think we could go the rest of the season without winning and/or go down. Not that I have to justify anything I say to anyone on here, but the last 4 months are easily the worst showings I have seen from any Charlton side since I've been supporting them. You will see from my post in the match day thread and Charlton fans reactions on on Twitter that yesterday's performance came from absolutely no where. No-one is happier than me to be proved wrong.

I still believe we'll be down there the whole way but yesterday was a very helpful day for us.

Because there's a stark difference between not winning again all season and having hope enough that you may kick on after a win. Even ignoring that, the law of averages dictated that you'd have won again at some point. It's like this is your first season as a football fan or something.

Also, it seems a bit odd that you keep trying to relate your situation to a Millwall fan, as if I can't even begin to understand it, even though we are in a far worse position than you.
 

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Because there's a stark difference between not winning again all season and having hope enough that you may kick on after a win. Even ignoring that, the law of averages dictated that you'd have won again at some point. It's like this is your first season as a football fan or something.

Also, it seems a bit odd that you keep trying to relate your situation to a Millwall fan, as if I can't even begin to understand it, even though we are in a far worse position than you.

So, because I couldn't see where our next win would come from, I'm not then entitled to hope (not expect) that we can kick on after we get that win?. Righto.

Where have I made any relation to our situations? Our performances have been beyond shit, there were players strolling around without a care in the world. You picked up valuable wins away at Brighton, Forest and Birmingham and from what I hear from Millwall supporting mates, put up spirited displays in games like the Huddersfield one. Until yesterday, we had seen nothing like that since the start of November.

Edit: Actually, I'll give them credit for their second half showing on Boxing Day. Also, I've just realised I mis-read your second paragraph but the point still stands.
 
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I don't want to speak too soon but I think we're probably going to be fine now, after that brief flirt with the relegation places. Credit to Redfearn for shaking things up with the selection and formation and coping with the off-the-field issues, because we were awful at one point. Hopefully we can keep on improving and don't get dragged back in.
 

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Not wishing to have a pop, Bobbin', but I did cringe a little when I saw your comment about, and I'm paraphrasing "being definitely gone and wouldn't win again all season."

Perhaps I'm slightly annoyed that your assertions were proved wildly out in emphatic style (selfishly), but I thought it was a bit too easy to play the self deprecating cases, despite your horrid form since November.

And this isn't aimed at you at all, but it seems younger fans these days often play the "we've got no chance this Saturday, we might as well give xxxxxx FC the points now" and then become all billy big potatoes when they win. They're essentially creating a win-win situation for themselves as if they lose they can say 'told you so' whilst if they win they can laud it. Very cowardly actions.

I think we've got a reasonable chance against Derby. Games are won and lost on margins in this division and the difference between top and bottom is usually about better quality making better choices. But on their day, the top teams can , and will lose to bottom teams, as ourselves proved beating Ipswich last week and Charlton proved beating Brentford on Saturday.

Bring in the Rams.
 

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Can't you just roll over, and let us go top instead please? ;)
 

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Not wishing to have a pop, Bobbin', but I did cringe a little when I saw your comment about, and I'm paraphrasing "being definitely gone and wouldn't win again all season."

Perhaps I'm slightly annoyed that your assertions were proved wildly out in emphatic style (selfishly), but I thought it was a bit too easy to play the self deprecating cases, despite your horrid form since November.

And this isn't aimed at you at all, but it seems younger fans these days often play the "we've got no chance this Saturday, we might as well give xxxxxx FC the points now" and then become all billy big potatoes when they win. They're essentially creating a win-win situation for themselves as if they lose they can say 'told you so' whilst if they win they can laud it. Very cowardly actions.

I think we've got a reasonable chance against Derby. Games are won and lost on margins in this division and the difference between top and bottom is usually about better quality making better choices. But on their day, the top teams can , and will lose to bottom teams, as ourselves proved beating Ipswich last week and Charlton proved beating Brentford on Saturday.

Bring in the Rams.

Appreciate what you're saying and perhaps I was hasty with my comments with 3 months of the season left but at the time of writing them, I could not see where we would win again. We were/are playing some of the worst football I have seen from any Charlton side whilst the likes of yourselves, Millwall, Leeds etc were picking up wins here and there and showing some fight and offering hope, we weren't getting any of that, for nearly 4 months. Then added to the fact that we had a ridiculously difficult February looming. I was certain we'd be in the bottom three by months end and did not believe our squad had the fight or belief to then get out of it. The win against Brentford was a huge surprise albeit a welcome one.

I know it wasn't aimed at me but I can assure you I don't predict defeats to cover my own back, if I think we'll win, I'll say so.

Anyway, we've ascertained that I was wrong about not winning again, I just have to hope (if that's ok) that I was wrong about being relegated because despite the insinuations, I don't believe we're anywhere near yet safe.

And just to prove that I'm not a hypocrite, turncoat or hysterical or whatever, I promise not to laud it over everyone when we win all of our remaining fixtures and the play-offs.
 
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Just checking the surroundings, no wins in 6, can't score, we may have a look in here come mid March.
 

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Should be enough teams between you and the relegation zone to see you alright, I reckon.
 

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Good point for us last night, though given how we played and that we were 3-1, I'm a tad disappointed not to have come away with all three. That said we've just taken 4 points from Ipswich and Derby at home, and any fan who wouldn't take that is being greedy.

Get Wolves and Watford out the way, hopefully pick up a point, maybe two from them, and then we have some very winnable games after a super tough month.

Millwall at home on the 28th February is shaping up to be a huge game. Both home and away ticket sales are reflecting that.

I hate Reading. Never win when you need them to, bt we never beat them.
 

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"Interesting" statistic

From all competitions:
Form against teams above us: WWWWD
Form against teams below us: LLDLD

Mostly because we are a much better team away than at home, but makes the losses to Wigan etc even worse knowing that we can outplay Wolves etc at their place.
 

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Just popping in.Some tricky games coming up for us so lose at Ipswich and Huddersfield we could be dragged into this especially with our poor recent home form.
 

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"Interesting" statistic

From all competitions:
Form against teams above us: WWWWD
Form against teams below us: LLDLD

Mostly because we are a much better team away than at home, but makes the losses to Wigan etc even worse knowing that we can outplay Wolves etc at their place.

Maybe it is a good thing that we are away in 4 of our next 5 league games although some of them are tough such as Ipswich, Bolton and Watford.Huddersfield away will be tricky as well.
 
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Time to crack this bad boy out, can't see Blackburn being involved but you never know.


88 - Maximum points for Blackburn
86 - Maximum points for Forest
85 - Maximum points for Wednesday
84 - Maximum points for Birmingham
83 - Maximum points for Leeds & Huddersfield
82 - Maximum points for Cardiff, Reading and Bolton
81 - Maximum points for Charlton
80 - Maximum points for Fulham
79 - Maximum points for Rotherham
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76 - Maximum points for Brighton
75 - Maximum points for Millwall
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59 - Bournemouth, Derby
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56 - Watford
55 - Safety 12-13
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52 - Brentford
51 - Safety 04-05
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49 - Safety 11-12 (Without Pompey points deduction)
48 - Safety 09-10: Wolves
47 - Safety 08-09, Average points for safety since Championship began
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44- Safety 13-14
43 - Safety 05-06, 06-07, 10-11: Blackburn
42 - Highest points return finishing bottom, Sc**thorpe United
41- Nottm Forest
40 - Wednesday
39- Birmingham
38 - Huddersfield, Leeds
37 - Reading, Bolton, Cardiff
36 - Charlton
35 - Fulham
34 - Rotherham
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29 - Lowest Points ever in Championship history.
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Time to crack this bad boy out, can't see Blackburn being involved but you never know.


88 - Maximum points for Blackburn
86 - Maximum points for Forest
85 - Maximum points for Wednesday
84 - Maximum points for Birmingham
83 - Maximum points for Leeds & Huddersfield
82 - Maximum points for Cardiff, Reading and Bolton
81 - Maximum points for Charlton
80 - Maximum points for Fulham
79 - Maximum points for Rotherham
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75 - Maximum points for Millwall
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59 - Bournemouth, Derby
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57 - Ipswich
56 - Watford
55 - Safety 12-13
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53 - Safety 07-08: Norwich
52 - Brentford
51 - Safety 04-05
The Magic 50
49 - Safety 11-12 (Without Pompey points deduction)
48 - Safety 09-10: Wolves
47 - Safety 08-09, Average points for safety since Championship began
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44- Safety 13-14
43 - Safety 05-06, 06-07, 10-11: Blackburn
42 - Highest points return finishing bottom, Sc**thorpe United
41- Nottm Forest
40 - Wednesday
39- Birmingham
38 - Huddersfield, Leeds
37 - Reading, Bolton, Cardiff
36 - Charlton
35 - Fulham
34 - Rotherham
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31 - Brighton
30 - Millwall
29 - Lowest Points ever in Championship history.
25 - Wigan
21 - Blackpool

WE'RE SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
 

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2-0 now. Wigan gave themselves a bit of hope last week. That's gone now.
 

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You've got a chance to be fair if you're scoring goals. Keogh, Buxton and Christie are hardly the most impressive defenders in the division.
 

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Just introducing myself to the thread :bye:
 

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I hope McClaren brings Shotton back in at right back. We look much more solid with him than Christie.
 

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You've got a chance to be fair if you're scoring goals. Keogh, Buxton and Christie are hardly the most impressive defenders in the division.

I feel a bit more confident of nicking something than I did a couple of weeks ago, we are in goal scoring form and have at least 4 different threats in the likes of Vetekole, Watt, Gudmunsson and now Eagles rather than just Vetekole. We've even tightened up at the other end.

I just feel the way we've played in the last two games will suit Derby better than our old approach.
 

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Not sure where I said we were safe?

Far from it. I'm simply pointing out that everything went in our favour today. If you had to see the shit we have had to watch since November (On and off the pitch, I might add) and watch your side fall from the play-off places to 3 points off the relegation zone, I strongly suspect you would not be feeling optimistic.
I'm just going to ignore your on the pitch problems and focus on the off. Read a couple of articles on Dûchatelet and it looks like he is not even sending the promising youth of Standard Liège to Charlton but to his hometown of Saint Trond which is a bit silly as out of Alcorcon, Carl Zeiss Jena and Charlton, the latter is his best bet to get the TV jackpot. So you never know, if he sees sense and decides to invest in Charlton you could find yourself in the Prem.
But first let's see you get trounced at Derby.
 

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I'm just going to ignore your on the pitch problems and focus on the off. Read a couple of articles on Dûchatelet and it looks like he is not even sending the promising youth of Standard Liège to Charlton but to his hometown of Saint Trond which is a bit silly as out of Alcorcon, Carl Zeiss Jena and Charlton, the latter is his best bet to get the TV jackpot. So you never know, if he sees sense and decides to invest in Charlton you could find yourself in the Prem.
But first let's see you get trounced at Derby.

You're right.

I and other Charlton fans have been saying it for the past year. We keep hearing how Dûchatelet is a good business man etc, he must surely realise that we have more potential to make him money than any of his other clubs - including Liege. Promotion to the Premier League alone is worth more than Liege qualifying for the Champions League. I have to be fair though, we've made several good signings in the last fortnight.
 

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