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Charlton Athletic Football Club

  • Nickname:The Addicks
  • Founded:1905
  • Manager:José Riga
  • Ground:The Valley
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Reed eyes upturn

06 Dec 2006 - 08:36:26

Delighted Charlton Athletic manager Les Reed hopes Tuesday's 1-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers will prove to be his side's turning point of the season.

The Addicks moved off the foot of the table thanks to Talal El Karkouri's last-gasp free-kick winner but Reed was pleased with the way his side played throughout the full 90 minutes.

He said: "We played really well and this will be a tremendous boost to our confidence.

"I was screaming for Andy Reid to take it but Karkouri stepped in and provided the moment of magic.

"These are three very valuable points and it is a massive victory for us and will give the players a big boost. It could well be the turning point of our season.

"We changed the system and it worked really well. The players delivered the goods and showed what they are capable of if they play as a team.

"I have been preaching perseverance and we haven't panicked. More players took responsibility tonight and if we believe in ourselves I'm sure we can get out of trouble.

"There's a big sense of relief that all their hard work has come to fruition.

"But there's still a lot to do. We can enjoy the moment while it lasts but there's no room for complacency."


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