Newcastle home. What was the score? Won 3-1
The earlier kick-off and the extra hour following the clocks springing forward, we are now 7 hours behind for a week, allowed me to listen to yesterday's game on the internet. Billy Bonds was slightly more interesting than Steve Brown, but then again so was the performance. Another win in the final furlong of the season and a fine one it was too.
Darren Bent scored his 20th goal, the first Addick since Andy Hunt in our Championship season in 1999/2000 to hit the mark. When was the last Charlton player to score 20 goals in the countries top division? Update: The Daily Bulletin said it was Stuart Leary in the 1955/56 season.
It was another sterling defensive performance, oh how Fat Freddie must have wished Souness had paid nowt for Perry and not bundles for Boumsong. A word about Chris Powell's form. Mind-boggling. Okay, that's two words but he's the Barry Bonds
of English football without the steroids.
Kish and Hughes got some good press from those that were there and once Rommedahl was unleashed he was superb, culminating in the cross for Bothroyd's header. Marcus Bent? I think the jury's still out.
I saw Parker's goal on the box and whatever his detestors say, lets be honest we would love him to still be playing for us. Full marks to him though in taking the stick well, and not giving it out to the Covered End on his goal. Clutching his badge and running to the Geordies was far more forgiving than cupping his ear to the home crowd.
And as for Bowyer, I don't think that will be the last goal he scores for us, do you?
Reports from those that were there: cafc.co.uk
; All Quiet
; Addicks Diary
; Charlton Athletic Online
; SE7 Dreams
; Daily Telegraph
; Black & White and Read All Over