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The S24 Preview: Southend United v Charlton Athletic

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25 Feb 2010 20:10:06

The S24 Preview: Southend United v Charlton Athletic

It's a big game for both sides with points needed at different ends of the table. All you need to know to get you in the mood for another Friday night at Roots Hall, kick-off 19.45. It's a big one all right, for all the effort and fight, with no little skill, showed at Norwich we still lost, however cruel. We need something from this game.On loan from Premiership Sunderland, centre-back Jean-Yves Mvoto came off after 27 minutes at Norwich Tuesday evening after taking an elbow in the eye from Canary bruiser Grant Holt. However, he's been declared fit for the vital clash with the Addicks after taking part in training Thursday. Fellow loanee midfielder Sanchez Watt from Arsenal missed the game due to a mild concussion, but was also back in training and Blues boss Steve Tilson will decide if he should be in the squad.Tilly told www.southendunited.co.uk: "Jean-Yves had trained after taking a knock in the eye and he is fit. Sanchez has had mild concussions and an ankle injury since he's been here so it has been a bit stop start. But he has trained today and we will have to see how he goes Friday night."Whatever the injury situation I hope Tilly remains with the eleven that were on the field at Carrow Road when we scored. It looked balanced and felt right. Jeff and Macca are a touch defensive in the middle yet whatever their form Charlton are no mugs and we have to stop Bailey's breaks into the box that we know so well.Captain Adam looked so much better at centre half, and Malone made some useful runs from left back while looking a little lost in midfield. The temptation may be to bring M'Voto back, who is a very good player, but no less a bruiser, ask the Frenchman, than Grant Holt got little change from Barrett and Baldwin Tuesday evening.Laurent is a luxury we just can't afford at the moment but what a potential sub with 20 minutes left, while Scannell is just on fire. Possible Southend United: Mildenhall, Francis, Baldwin, Barrett, Malone, McCormack, Christophe, Scannell, Vernon, Paterson, Moussa.Subs: Jack, Sankofa (or Watt), Herd, M'Voto, Laurent, Freedman, Spencer.OPPOSITIONStriker Deon Burton limped out of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat to Brighton with a groin injury and is struggling to amke the squad. Akpo Sodje replaced Burton and could keep his place, while Leon McKenzie is also pushing for a start. Defender Frazer Richardson was suffering with a tight groin strain before the game Tuesday evening. He did paly 70 minutes before being substituted so has to be considered doubtful.If Richardson is not fit then Jose Semedo and Chris Solly are waiting in the wings after being on the bench against the Seagulls. Fellow defender Grant Basey is out for the season with ruptured ankle ligaments. 3Colchester United 321312271457422171886493162+184Charlton Athletic 3310523419673231816125573760+205Swindon Town 3111513316563202216114533859+156Huddersfield Town 321060391263719211697583357+25Last time out - Charlton Athletic 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2Inigo Calderon scored the opener nine minutes before the break with a clinical counter-attack and Elliott Bennett netted a second on 78 minutes, before Akpo Sodje responded with a late consolation for the Addicks in injury time.At the start, Brighton's on-loan striker Kazenga LuaLua fired just wide inside three minutes after creating space down the left.Calderon's goal followed a frenzy of action in the Brighton penalty area. Akpo Sodje and Therry Racon had their shots blocked on the line for Charlton after some good work by Johnnie Jackson.The visitors immediately broke with great speed and Gary Dicker fed over-lapping Calderon down the right to fire beyond Rob Elliott.Bennett got the crucial second goal for the visitors with 12 minutes to play before Sodje netted a late consolation but the home fans greeted the final whistle with boos.Charlton boss Phil Parkinson said after the game: "We are looking both ways in the table now. We need to get back that consistency we showed before Christmas."(Report from www.skysports.com) PREVIOUSLY Fair to say Charlton have history on their side!At Southend Utd. (19)At Charlton Ath. (21)ResultsTotal%ResultsTotal%Southend Utd.631.58Charlton Ath.1571.43Charlton Ath.736.84Southend Utd.314.29Draws631.58Draws314.29GoalsTotalAv.pgGoalsTotalAv.pgSouthend Utd.251.32Charlton Ath.472.24Charlton Ath.271.42Southend Utd.190.90On Neutral Ground (0)Overall (40 matches)ResultsTotal%ResultsTotal%Southend Utd.00.00Southend Utd.922.50Charlton Ath.00.00Charlton Ath.2255.00Draws00.00Draws922.50GoalsTotalAv.pgGoalsTotalAv.pgSouthend Utd.00.00Southend Utd.441.10Charlton Ath.00.00Charlton Ath.741.85RecordsHighest Aggregate7Charlton Ath. 4 - 3Southend Utd.1993/1994 Highest Southend Utd. score:5Southend Utd. 5 - 0Charlton Ath.1926/1927 Highest Charlton Ath. score:5Charlton Ath. 5 - 0Southend Utd.1925/1926 SeasonDateHomeScoreAwayCompetition 2009/2010Sat 05 DecCharlton Ath.1 - 0Southend Utd.League One 1996/1997Thu 26 DecSouthend Utd.0 - 2Charlton Ath.League Division One Tue 10 SepCharlton Ath.2 - 0Southend Utd.League Division One 1995/1996Sat 16 MarSouthend Utd.1 - 1Charlton Ath.League Division One Tue 05 MarCharlton Ath.0 - 3Southend Utd.League Division One 1994/1995Tue 18 AprSouthend Utd.2 - 1Charlton Ath.League Division One Mon 26 DecCharlton Ath.3 - 1Southend Utd.League Division One 1993/1994Sat 02 AprCharlton Ath.4 - 3Southend Utd.League Division One Mon 27 DecSouthend Utd.4 - 2Charlton Ath.League Division One 1992/1993Sat 06 MarSouthend Utd.0 - 2Charlton Ath.League Division One Sat 03 OctCharlton Ath.1 - 1Southend Utd.League Division One 1991/1992Sat 08 FebCharlton Ath.2 - 0Southend Utd.Second Division Sat 26 OctSouthend Utd.1 - 1Charlton Ath.Second Division 1974/1975Sat 15 MarCharlton Ath.2 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division Fri 27 SepSouthend Utd.2 - 1Charlton Ath.Third Division 1973/1974Sun 03 MarCharlton Ath.2 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division Wed 26 DecSouthend Utd.2 - 0Charlton Ath.Third Division 1972/1973Tue 26 DecCharlton Ath.0 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division Fri 22 SepSouthend Utd.1 - 1Charlton Ath.Third Division 1970/1971Tue 18 AugCharlton Ath.3 - 0Southend Utd.League Cup 1934/1935Sat 26 JanSouthend Utd.0 - 3Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) Sat 15 SepCharlton Ath.3 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division (South) 1933/1934Sat 17 FebSouthend Utd.1 - 0Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) Sat 07 OctCharlton Ath.1 - 3Southend Utd.Third Division (South) 1928/1929Sat 09 FebCharlton Ath.3 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Sat 29 SepSouthend Utd.1 - 3Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1927/1928Sat 21 AprSouthend Utd.1 - 2Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) Mon 26 MarCharlton Ath.1 - 2Southend Utd.Third Division (South) 1926/1927Sat 23 AprCharlton Ath.1 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Sat 04 DecSouthend Utd.5 - 0Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1925/1926Sat 06 MarCharlton Ath.5 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Sat 24 OctSouthend Utd.1 - 2Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1924/1925Sat 27 DecCharlton Ath.0 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Sat 30 AugSouthend Utd.0 - 3Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1923/1924Mon 03 SepCharlton Ath.4 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Mon 27 AugSouthend Utd.2 - 2Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1922/1923Mon 12 MarCharlton Ath.5 - 1Southend Utd.Third Division (South) Sat 23 DecSouthend Utd.0 - 0Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) 1921/1922Sat 11 FebSouthend Utd.1 - 1Charlton Ath.Third Division (South) Sat 04 FebCharlton Ath.4 - 0Southend Utd.Third Division (South) REFThe man in the middle is Kevin Wright from Cambridgeshire. He gives an interview here: www.refworld.com/referee/2446/1/kevin-wright FIXTURESFriday, February 26th; Southend v Charlton, 19:45. Saturday, February 27th; (all kick-offs 15.00 unless stated): Brentford v Tranmere, Brighton v Exeter, Bristol Rovers v Colchester, Carlisle v Gillingham, Huddersfield v Leeds (12:30), Leyton Orient v Swindon, Millwall v Hartlepool, Oldham v Norwich, Southampton v Walsall, Stockport v Wycombe, Yeovil v MK Dons.BETTo Win:Southend - 23/10, Draw - 12/5, Charlton - 13/10.For all the footy odds go here: www.oddschecker.com/football/english/league-oneHISTORY The club was founded on 9 June 1905, when a number of youth clubs in the South-East London area, including East Street Mission and Blundell Mission, combined to form Charlton Athletic Football Club. The club is based at The Valley, where it has played since 1919, apart from one year in Catford, during 1923-24, and seven years at Crystal Palace and West Ham United between 1985 and 1992.Charlton turned professional in 1920 and first entered the Football League in 1921. Since then, they have had four separate periods in the top flight of English football: between 1936 and 1957; 1986 and 1990; 1998 and 1999, and 2000 to 2007. Historically, Charlton's most successful period was the 1930s, when the club's highest league finishes were recorded, including runners-up of the league in 1937, and after World War II, when the club reached the FA Cup final twice, winning in 1947. The Addicks were relegated from the Championship in 2008-09.For a more comprehensive history of the club, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlton_Athletic_F.C.#History


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