Vital Football

Latest Charlton Athletic News

Close, Very Close at the Top!

Close, Very Close at the Top!

The Easter League 1 schedule has left things amazingly tight at the top of the table, with Charlton getting right back into the hunt for automatic promotion following two wins.

Norwich City look almost certain to secure one of the promotion places (but anything is possible) and win the title, however the race for second place and the other automatic spot is very much on!

Swindon Town's impressive form continued with back-to-back 3-0 wins over Leeds United (at Elland Road) and at home against Tranmere Rovers, which left The Robins in second place on 76 points at the end of Easter Monday.

Our bitter rivals Millwall briefly climbed into second place on Good Friday after a 1-1 home draw against Brentford with a 2-1 away win at Colchester securing them third place for now on 75 points.

Leeds' home defeat against Swindon made it four straight defeats for them but they recovered with a nervy 2-1 win at Yeovil Town on Monday to ensure that they stayed in fourth place on 74 points.

We're behind Leeds but only on goal difference now after 1-0 wins away at MK Dons and at The Valley against Carlisle United on Monday, our 74 points means we're just two points behind Swindon at the moment with everything to play for.

Due to the fact that they currently hold second place, and are on such a good run of form Swindon will be the favourites to retain this place however it looks as though this battle might well go right down to the wire with four sides maybe facing a final day showdown to secure that second automatic promotion spot?

If Norwich stutter then it isn't completely impossible that the closing pack could close in on The Canaries with us among five sides that might be battling not only for one of two automatic promotion spots but also the title on the final weekend of the League 1 season?

I'll settle for automatic promotion as the runners-up for now though!

What is the thought among the Addicks followers on this site on the League 1 congestion? Share these feelings below so we can discuss them.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Charlton Addickt
Date:Tuesday April 6 2010
Time: 3:34PM

Comments

0
It's so tight at the top isn't it. Norwich aren't completely away however I think they've almost done enough now? If we come through the Southampton game at the weekend with three points that could leave us in the driving seat for second?
Charlton Addickt
06/04/2010 15:41:00
0
I'd also settle for second place but I just don't think we'll get it so we'll have to settle for the play offs.
Rufus
08/04/2010 12:27:00
0
The most important thing for us to do if we get into second place is to force home this advantage!
Charlton Addickt
08/04/2010 16:54:00
0
Win or lose we must get a result on saturday. A draw only helps the clubs that we are competing against. The three fighting you for 2nd and the three fighting us for 6th.
SFC Forever
08/04/2010 20:51:00
0
A points is a point and could make a difference in the end but I think we'll see two sides going all out to get all 3 points as we both know we need them. Anything short of victory for you though and it's play-off hopes over.
Charlton Addickt
09/04/2010 16:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Charlton Athletic Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

The Valley That Once Was

The Valley could be restored to its former glory.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Charlton Release Five - Friendlies Confirmed

Charlton Athletic confirmed this week that five players would be released when their contracts expired this summer.

Archived Vital Charlton Articles

Vital Charlton articles from

Site Journalists

Kieran Keogh
no email
Profile
Michael Tucker
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swindon MotM
Suggested By:
Rudd7%
Solly2%
Bauer0%
Pearce2%
Dasilva10%
Holmes58%
Forster-Caskey7%
Jackson2%
Crofts2%
Byrne5%
Magennis5%
Sub-Ahearne-Grant0%
Sub-Aribo0%
Sub-Barnes0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Charlton Athletic Results (view all)

Charlton Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JeromeThomas143
2.Wilmingtonian2
3.TristanWhite1
4.roystalin1
5.mr_snipp19861
6.Meeko1
7.kishy1
8.john west1
9.djandrew1
10.cafc till i die1
Vital Football Comment