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Modern Football Is Rubbish: Sponsors Ensure Carabao Cup Third-Round Draw Will Be Just As Nonsensical As First Two…

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It's fair to say that the League Cup, in it's inaugural season in the hands of new sponsors Carabao, has been nothing short of a farce particularly on the administrative side of things.

Of course, the draw for the first round was conducted in Thailand and ultimately saw Charlton Atheltic given the nigh-on impossible task of having to play both away against Exeter City and home to Cheltenham Town simultaneously.

Carabao Cup Snapshot: First Round Draw Goes Swimmingly As Charlton Come Out Of The Hat Twice…

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The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup took place in Bangkok and, as you may have guessed, the whole thing proved to be a worthwhile foray into lucrative emerging marketsfrom start to end.

There was one slight hitch, however, when Charlton Athletic found themselves faced with an incredibly challenging first round draw after being pitted againstboth Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

Meat Cleavers And Cocaine: Former Everton Striker Marcus Bent Provides Your WTF Headline Of The Day

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If you're sat there wondering how Marcus Bent is going on in his retirement then wonder no more. He's not doing all that well, as it happens.

Indeed, the 37-year-old former Everton,Ipswich and Charlton striker has hit the headlines after being handed a suspended 12-month jail sentence for a crime that sounds like something taken straight out of the Tony Montana playbook.

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On This Day in Football: The first substitute, Carli bags gold for USA

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Football substitutions can be traced as far back as the 1860s. For example there have been several mentions of the word ‘substitute’ in old reports from matches held by Eton College and the Charterhouse School.

But these were mainly replacements for players who failed to show up or arrived at the game injured and unable to play.

The Interview – Alan Curbishley: “The British manager is being squeezed out of English football.”

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It is now approaching eight years since Alan Curbishley last strolled out onto the touchline as manager of a football club. For those who remember him, sat there in dugouts at The Valley, Upton Park...

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Chelsea agree deal for midfielder, player confirms on social media

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Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer has signed a new deal at the club.

The highly talented young player confirmed the deal on social media and expressed his delight after agreeing on an extension.

Charlie and the Championship Talent Factory… Are lower league players back en vogue?

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Approximately £21 million has been spent on Championshiptalent by Premier League teams so far this January transfer window approaching 25% of the 20 teams' total transfer spend. The...

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Toulouse pick up free agent Sanogo

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has signed a three-year deal with Toulouse, the Ligue 1 club announced on Friday.

The 24-year-old French player became a free agent when he was released by the Gunners last week.

Sanogo was much maligned in England as he scored just once in 20 appearances for Arsenal and failed to find the net at all in his 21 Premier League games, which included an ill-fated loan spell at Crystal Palace.

Toulouse pick up free agent Sanogo

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has signed a three-year deal with Toulouse, the Ligue 1 club announced on Friday.

The 24-year-old French player became a free agent when he was released by the Gunners last week.

Sanogo was much maligned in England as he scored just once in 20 appearances for Arsenal and failed to find the net at all in his 21 Premier League games, which included an ill-fated loan spell at Crystal Palace.

Former England midfielder Scott Parker retires

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London (AFP) – Former West Ham United and England midfielder Scott Parker announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic before playing for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in a career spanning two decades.

The 36-year-old won the 2004-05 League Cup while with Chelsea and was capped 18 times by England.

Former England midfielder Scott Parker retires

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London (AFP) – Former West Ham United and England midfielder Scott Parker announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Parker began his career at Charlton Athletic before playing for Chelsea, Newcastle United, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in a career spanning two decades.

The 36-year-old won the 2004-05 League Cup while with Chelsea and was capped 18 times by England.

English Football League apologises for Carabao Cup livestream farce

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Bangkok (AFP) – The English Football League apologised on Saturday after error-riddled graphics appeared on their online broadcast of the first round draw for the Carabao Cup, including inaccurately announcing an extra Charlton Athletic match.

Glitches in the draw, which took place in Bangkok on Friday night, caused confusion and much merriment among fans but is a major publicity gaff for the EFL and the cup’s new sponsor, Thai energy drinks firm Carabao.

Charlton honour policeman killed in London attack

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London (AFP) – English third-tier club Charlton Athletic paid tribute to the policeman killed in the recent London terror attack prior to their home game against Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

Keith Palmer, a Charlton season ticket-holder, was stabbed to death by a lone assailant as he guarded the Houses of Parliament in Westminster last month.

Charlton honour policeman killed in London attack

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London (AFP) – English third-tier club Charlton Athletic paid tribute to the policeman killed in the recent London terror attack prior to their home game against Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

Keith Palmer, a Charlton season ticket-holder, was stabbed to death by a lone assailant as he guarded the Houses of Parliament in Westminster last month.

Sex abuse claims at ’55 English football clubs’

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London (AFP) Fifty-five league and non league clubs have been referred to police in the child sex abuse scandal that has shattered English football's image a source told The Observer newspaper on Sunday.

In other developments English football's embattled governing body the Football Association (FA) have been accused in The Sunday Mirror by Russell Davy, a former Charlton Athletic youth goalkeeper, of not replying to his letter in 1986 warning them of abuse by scout Eddie Heath.

Sex abuse claims at ’55 English football clubs’

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London (AFP) Fifty-five league and non league clubs have been referred to police in the child sex abuse scandal that has shattered English football's image a source told The Observer newspaper on Sunday.

In other developments English football's embattled governing body the Football Association (FA) have been accused in The Sunday Mirror by Russell Davy, a former Charlton Athletic youth goalkeeper, of not replying to his letter in 1986 warning them of abuse by scout Eddie Heath.

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Retro Football: Charlton Narrowly Pip Sunderland In Most Exciting Play-Off Final Ever Contested, 1998 (Video)

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Quite possibly the most exciting, blistering play-off final ever witnessed atWembley took place, 19 years ago to this very day.

Sunderland-born Clive Mendonca scored a famous hat-trick (the first ever in a play-off final) against his hometown team as Charlton Athletic squeezed their way into the Premier League via a synapse-fraying penalty shoot-out.

Millwall vs Crystal Palace vs Wimbledon vs Charlton: South London’s Complex Web Of Derby Rivalry

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Crystal Palace 'keeper Charlie Bumstead dives in vain as Millwall score at The Den, 1951

A crowd of 37,774 turned out for the Fourth Division clash between Crystal Palace and Millwall at Selhurst Park on 31st March 1961 – a figure that remains the record attendance for the fourth tier of English football.

Arsenal

Charlton injury blow: Forward ruled out for rest of the season

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Charlton Athletic have suffered a huge blow after Stephy Mavididi was ruled out for rest of the season.

The 18-year-old forward joined Charlton on loan from Arsenal, and has returned to his parent club for treatment.

He suffered the injury during Charlton’s home defeat to Bury in League One on Saturday.

Deadline move: Arsenal complete deal for striker

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January Transfer Window 2017 complete guide: 17 players who could be on the move around Europe

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It's January and you know what that means: transfer window time! The January transfer window 2017 is now open and Jim White, for one, is absolutely delighted about it. January is always a...

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NO MORE ARSENAL

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Picture this, and it's an awful thought for any day, let alone a gloriously sunny Friday.

Arsenal no longer exists. Gone. No more. Could have been a large explosion from the kitchens, could have been an alien attack. Whatever the reason, your lover, your obsession has gone. End of.

Many, many years ago I remember having this conversation with some chums before a home game, and I voted Charlton Athletic.

Dutch Opta Accurately Map All 30 Touches Of The Ball Yaya Sanogo Enjoyed In An Ajax Shirt

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Not the most naturally gifted technicianin world football, Yaya Sanogo concluded a fairly featureless loan spell at Ajax by returning to parent club Arsenal and immediately switching to Charlton Athletic on transfer deadline day.

Sanogo was supposed to stay at Ajax for the entire 2016-17 season but the Dutch club called time on his loan prematurelyafter the 23-year-old French striker failed to make any semblance of an impression in the Eredivisie, making three substitute appearances andfeaturing forjust 47 cumulative minutes.

Charlton Athletic sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan

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Charlton’s Roland Duchatelet Voted Worst Owner In English Football Among Poll Of 4,800 Fans

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Charlton Athletic's beloved Roland Duchatelet has been voted as the worst club owner in English football in a poll over almost 5,000 fans.

The poll in question, conducted by Against League 3, saw 4,804 supporters give their overall opinion of their club's owners in the form of a 1-10 rating.

Charlton Athletic: Karl Robinson Agrees To Become Roland Duchatelet’s Seventh Future Ex-Manager

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Charlton Athletic have announced that Karl Robinson has been appointed as their new manager on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Robinson left MK Dons last month after six-and-a-half years at the club followinga slump in form saw the team drop to 19th in League One, falling well short of their expected promotion push.

Charlton Athletic: Play Stopped In First Minute As Fans Protest By Releasing Hundreds Of ‘Greedy’ Pigs Onto The Pitch (Video)

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Just as they threatened to do in the week, Charlton Athletic and Coventry City fans banded together to interrupt the early knockings of the two sides' League One match in protest over the current ownership of their respective clubs.

The protest entailed hundreds of 'greedy' little pigs being chucked onto the pitch, which caused the tie to be halted in the very first minute.

Charlton Athletic fans in mutiny against owner Roland Duchatelet

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Looking at the recent alumni of Charlton Athletic Football Club, it is clear to see that The Valley is a breeding ground for players destined for the Premier League.

Jonjo Shelvey, Carl Jenkinson and Joe Gomez have all left the London club to sign for elite teams in the recent past, while Ademola Lookman appears to be the next gem to be snapped up by a top-flight side.

Charlton Flogging Old Boots, Sweat Bands And Sheffield Wednesday Shirts On Ebay To Raise Money For New Media Equipment

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Hardly the marker of a club being run solidly, Charlton have bunged a load of their old bric-a-brac on Ebay in a bid to kit out their media department in timefor next season.

Freshly relegated to League One, Charlton said via an official statement that they are hopingto raise funds for "much-needed equipment" for theirmedia team by auctioning off several shirts (including an old 2014/15 Sheffield Wednesday jersey), a couple of pairs of old boots and a sweatband once worn by Ricardo Fuller.

Former Charlton Club Sponsors Agree To Financially Support Main Anti-Roland Duchatelet Protest Group

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Mere days after much-maligned Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet had the brass danglies to suggest that "only a couple of hundred" are revoltingagainst him, it's been revealed that one of the beleaguered club's former sponsors have agreed to throw their financial oomph behind the main anti-Duchatelet protest group.

‘You Seem To Want The Club To Fail’ – Charlton Top Brass Release Incredibly Pithy Statement About Roland Duchatelet

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Charlton Athletic have once again incurred fan wrath by releasing a defiant statement defending the much-maligned ownership regime of Roland Duchatelet.

The edict was issued in response to the protests that enveloped the weekend's win over Middlesbrough, which included a faux funeral procession staged in the streets around The Valley and a volley of beach balls being thrown onto the pitch in the first half.

Charlton Fans Stage Mock Funeral Precession Through Streets In Protest Over Belgian Ownership (Photo & Video)

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Charlton fans staged a mock funeral procession through the streetsoutside The Valley ahead of Sunday's Championship game against Middlesbrough.

The march was part of further widespread protests over Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet's shambolic running of the club asrelegation to League One remains a distinct possibility (despite an upturn in form of late).

Charlton Athletic Vow To Investigate After Receiving ‘Fake Resignation Letter’ From Under-Fire Chief Executive

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Charlton chief executive Katrien Meire (Photo: Press Association)

Charlton Athletic have launched an investigation after a forged resignation letter from under-fire chief executive Katrien Miere appeared on the Companies House website.

Companies House, which is the UK registrarresponsible forincorporating and dissolving limited companies, received the paperwork in early December then ratified the termination of Miere's role before being alerted that the resignation was a doctored fake.

Manchester United

Birmingham manager Zola says Spector could move to MLS

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Jonathan Spector has played in England for the entirety of his professional career, suiting up for Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham and, ultimately, Birmingham City. However, it appears his time in England may be coming towards its end as an offer from MLS has come in.

Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola says Spector has received offers that could see him return to the U.

Why have club chosen this moment to rename South Stand after Sir Bobby?

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The club has today confirmed that the South Stand will be renamed after Sir Bobby Charlton and this will be unveiled on April 2nd when Manchester United play Everton.

The official website points out that this year marks the 60th anniversary of Charlton making his debut. Why would the club not wait until October then, with Charlton playing his first game for the club on October 6th 1956 against Charlton Athletic?

Bristol City

‘We want our Charlton back’: Supporters embark on fight to save club’s future

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Another Saturday, another defeat. Charlton's loss at home to fellow strugglers Bristol City last weekend was another slap in the face for the long suffering Addicks faithful. The club, south of the River Thames in London, sit bottom of the Championship table and are four points adrift of safety. League One football seems a sad inevitability.

‘We want our Charlton back’: Supporters embark on fight to save club’s future

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Another Saturday, another defeat. Charlton's loss at home to fellow strugglers Bristol City last weekend was another slap in the face for the long suffering Addicks faithful. The club, south of the River Thames in London, sit bottom of the Championship table and are four points adrift of safety. League One football seems a sad inevitability.

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‘To A Loyal Supporter And Season-Ticket Holder’ – Charlton Lay Scarf On Seat In Tribute To Police Officer Killed In Westminster Terror Attack

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Charlton Athletic have paid their own humble tribute to PC Keith Palmer, the police officer killed in yesterday's dreadful terrorattack outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

Palmer was a Charlton fan and, as such, the club doffed their cap by drapinga scarf overSeat 166 in the East Stand at The Valley the very seat PC Palmer held a season ticket for.

Oguchi Onyewu trains as guest of New York Cosmos

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Oguchi Onyewu remains without a club, but it remains unlikely that the former U.S. Men's National Team defender will be signing with the New York Cosmos following a recent training stint.

The 34-year-old defender recently trained with the Cosmos. However, a club spokesman told SBIthat Onyewu is being viewed as "just a guest", while adding that it is unlikely the team makes any more signings this season.

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka to miss Charlton game, future in doubt

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