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POST-MATCH THREAD: Charlton Athletic vs Port Vale: Saturday 19th August 2023: KO 3:00 PM

edited August 19 in General Charlton
With the Addicks looking to rebound from the wrenching, injury-time defeat to Bristol Rovers and, previous to that, the 1-0 loss away to Peterborough, and previous to the that, the loss to League Two Newport, the last thing we needed was another gut punch. But that’s what we got.

After dominating the first half and going 1-0 up through an Alfie May penalty, the game changed early in the second half when Port Vale conjured two goals out of nothing in only a few minutes to turn the game on it’s head.

The Addicks were able to equalise when a Corey Blackett-Taylor cross from the right found the leaping Daniel Kanu, who headed home. With a bit of grit between their teeth the Addicks pushed on for a winner but, instead, found themselves exposed to a Port Vale counter attack. Nathan Assimwe was the lone defender—and visibly suffering close to exhaustion—as a looping ball proved difficult to control. He lost the battle to the Port Vale forward who managed to force a difficult save from Ashley Maynard-Brewer, only to push the subsequent rebound across the six yard line for a simple tap in from an oncoming attacker. A last second George Dobson header almost forced the equaliser but went agonizingly wide.

When you concede three goals at home, none of which should have been conceded, you’re in trouble. This squad is threadbare and in desperate need of some quality reinforcements. It’s frustrating in the least to watch, though the support has been quality; something needs to change quickly.

Charlton Athletic 2 Port Vale 3

Over to you.


  • We're fucked 
  • This is our level now, a mediocre league one side unfortunately.
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  • All goals come from errors, ours come from silly errors. Asiimwe should have leathered the ball out of play.
  • Here’s some perspective 
    Wigan started on -9 and are 1 point behind us now!
    the demise of CAFC continues under another group of charlatan owners and incompetent management! 
  • Defense leaking goals. 
    A seeming lack of spark up top.
    Awaiting players to return from injury to turn things around
    We have been here so often in recent seasons. It has never ended well. Hopefully this time is different.
  • We seem to replace a manager mid-season and then get an uplift, then the same manager then struggles the next season.  I know the squad has gaps and I know some players need to move on, but maybe we signed players but then don't play them how their previous clubs played them. 

    Something is wrong at the club and new managers or owners don't seem to be able to turn it around. 
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  • Basics, can’t do the basics 
  • Dog shit and even if it ended 2-2 id still be saying dog shit. Port Vale were awful and they take away all 3 points. Fcking embarrassing. It's worrying when even the more positive lifers are moaning.
  • Come back Albie and Innes, can't be worse than these jokers!
    Is Holden really up to this?
  • I have never been this worried in August, we are well and truly in trouble 
  • Sign the players we need this week ffs
    And stop putting it on kids to make up for your pathetic recruitment.

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