Vital Football

Latest Charlton Athletic News

Cause For Concern

Cause For Concern

The pitch at Charlton is causing Chris Powell a few problems, in fact he's gone as far as saying it's cost his side points this season.

A problem with the drainage needs to be sorted out, however this can't be done until the season ends but more than one postponement has already been seen at the Valley due to waterlogging, included the recently Oxford FA cup being postponed twice in less than a week.

This finally went ahead on Tuesday but the pitch was in terrible shape.

Powell has praised the groundsmen for what they've tried to do but fears for the remainder of the home games and knows points need to be collected away from the Valley to compensate.

The Charlton boss said: 'There are areas of concern, with every pass you are thinking 'is it going to make it, will it bobble over his foot?'

'There is not much we can do about it, the groundstaff have worked tirelessly but it's only something that can be remedied at the end of the season, which is a shame because we have a number of games to play here yet.

'Given the position we are in we are going to have pick up points away from home and do our best to pick them up at home as well.'

Fortunately this weekend for Powell, Charlton and the Valley pitch, Charlton will be playing away to Middlesbrough on Saturday, and this is as good a starting place as any to look to collect points.

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday January 17 2014
Time: 12:23AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Charlton Athletic Articles

United Front is the Only Way

We owe this to the memory of many.

Josh Magennis out for a month

the big man is out for the next 30 days

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/1/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will...

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

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)

Millwall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Rudd4%
Solly6%
Bauer10%
Teixeira4%
Page2%
Konsa6%
Crofts23%
Aribo8%
Byrne10%
Magennis4%
Chicksen2%
Sub - Watt17%
Sub - Dasilva2%
Sub - Holmes2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
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)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 7 2017 7:45PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bennyshat7
2.john west6
3.JeromeThomas145
4.Zombie1005
5.Beckenham boy4
6.redreubs4
7.rorzzman2
8.Hail Hibernian2
9.bunniksideFCU2
10.ValleyAnt1
Vital Football Comment