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Charlton

Founded: 1905

Address: The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton, London SE7 8BL England

Phone: 020.833.34.000

Fax: 020.833.34.001

Email: info@cafc.co.uk

Official URL: http://www.cafc.co.uk

Chairman: Richard MURRAY

Club History
Charlton embarked on the 2006-07 season in uncharted waters after parting company with Alan Curbishley in the summer. Curbishley had been manager for 15 years and became an institution at The Valley, the epitome of the prudent, resourceful and shrewd manager who could keep a club of comparatively slender means challenging among the elite year after year. Curbishley's successor is Iain Dowie, a contrast in styles, and his task is immense: to put his own imprint on Charlton while maintaining the club's top-flight status and achieving what Curbishley could never quite manage: European qualification. The early signs are that it will be a tough struggle, but that is something Charlton fans over the years have become used to. The club was formed on 8th June 1905 by a group of youths, aged 14 and 15, who lived in the streets by the River Thames in the area that now borders the Thames Barrier. Charlton progressed so rapidly through the local leagues that following the end of the First World War they joined the Kent League where they spent one season before turning professional and joining the Southern League in 1920. One year later, in 1921, the Addicks were elected to the Third Division (South) of the Football League. In 1936 they were promoted to the First Division, where they remained until 1957. They endured nearly 30 years out of the top flight before regaining First Division status in 1986. A year earlier they had been forced by financial pressures to leave The Valley, their home since 1924, and for the next seven years they ground-shared with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and, briefly, West ham United at Upton Park. Largely through the efforts of dedicated supporters Charlton returned to The Valley in 1992. In 1998 they were promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs, but were relegated after one season. However, they immediately won the First Division championship and in 2003-04 achieved their highest-ever finish in the Premiership (7th) under the astute management of Curbishley, who had been in charge at the club since 1995 (having been joint manager with Steve Gritt between 1991 and 1995).
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ENG2 Charlton Res - Watford 4/29/14 7:45 PM BST
ENG2 Blackpool - Charlton Res 5/3/14 12:15 PM BST
  
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Player Goals Penalties
Simon Church Simon Church
Striker
Charlton Res
7 0
Johnnie Jackson Johnnie Jackson
Midfielder
Charlton Res
4 0
Marvin Sordell Marvin Sordell
Striker
Charlton Res
4 0
Dorian Dervite Dorian Dervite
Defender
Charlton Res
2 0
Lawrie Wilson Lawrie Wilson
Midfielder
Charlton Res
2 0