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Arthur Turner obituary

Footballer who played for Charlton in an FA Cup final, but never played a game for them in the leagueThe footballer Arthur Turner, who has died aged 98, had the unusual distinction of appearing in an FA Cup final for his side without ever playing a gam…

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Riteesh Mishra juggles jobs but keeps Charlton in hunt for Women’s FA Cup

The head coach, who leads them in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Huddersfield, also works at Deloitte and advises young athletesWhen people ask Riteesh Mishra what he does, they invariably appear puzzled by the response. “I tell them I dual career,” says the…

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Jonny Williams: ‘People said it’s nice to see some honesty from a footballer’

The midfielder on being in the Sunderland ’Til I Die documentary, starting afresh at Charlton and his desire to play for Wales again“I didn’t get a dog. But I’m still thinking about it,” confides Jonny Williams. “I want a cute one that isn’t going to g…

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Charlton fan proposes to girlfriend during Checkatrade Trophy match – video

A Charlton Athletic fan asked his girlfriend to marry him during half-time of their Checkatrade Trophy match against AFC Wimbledon, the team she supports, at the Valley. The stadium was far from full, but regardless Lauren was thrilled to accept Keiron…

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Charlton staff hit out at owner Roland Duchâtelet over bonuses

• Owner said to have reneged on ‘incentivised bonuses’ deal• Charlton still in limbo with Australian takeover dragging onStaff at Charlton Athletic have expressed “extreme disappointment” after bonuses they say were promised to them by the owner, Rolan…

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Lynden Gooch’s last-gasp header earns Sunderland victory over Charlton

Some journeys are straightforward and others ultimately prove unnavigable but most offer varying degrees of trickiness, hazard and sheer slog.It is still far too early to tell precisely what sort of route Jack Ross and his brand new Sunderland side wil…

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Sunderland v Charlton Athletic: League One opener – live!

League One updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-offRoss keen to write thrilling new chapter in Sunderland historyAnd feel free to email Scott with any thoughts 11.45am BST Sunderland: McLaughlin, Love, Loovens, Ozturk, Matthews, O’Nein, Mumba, Honeyman, G…

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Shrewsbury beat Charlton to book another Wembley trip in play-off final

Shrewsbury booked another Wembley appearance by beating Charlton 1-0 in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final. Carlton Morris, the on-loan Norwich striker, scored the winner just before the hour to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory for the …

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Jon Nolan wonder strike gives Shrewsbury edge in League One play-off

• Lee Bowyer bemoans third-placed side’s tactics• Charlton watched by potential new owner from directors’ boxShrewsbury will take a one-goal lead into the second-leg of their League One play-off semi-final against Charlton after Jon Nolan’s fine finish…

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Alan Curbishley: ‘Football moves on so quickly but I haven’t been on Mars’

Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have all been given jobs this season so why has a manager with more Premier League experience been ignored?By Sean Cole for The Set Pieces, part of the Sport NetworkThe frequency with…

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Lee Bowyer named Charlton caretaker manager after Karl Robinson’s exit

• Robinson leaves by mutual consent with club ninth in League One• Bowyer to take charge for Saturday’s home game against PlymouthLee Bowyer has been named the caretaker manager of Charlton Athletic after Karl Robinson left the club by mutual consent.B…

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‘There are no barriers in football other than the white lines we play within’ | Ben Fisher

Karl Robinson takes time off from Charlton’s League One promotion push to lend LGBT-friendly Charlton Invicta a hand as part of Football v Homophobia’s month of action“Now we’re like the Harlem Globetrotters,” Karl Robinson says, excitedly, only the pl…

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Khakshouri v Jimenez and Cash – a court case that shone a light on modern football

Charlton Athletic were at the centre of the case and yet strangely irrelevant to it as former owner Khakshouri took on Jimenez, once the vice-president of Newcastle, and CashThis week a man called Darius Khakshouri was awarded $4m in damages at the Roy…

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‘I tried to take my life’: Leon McKenzie on football, boxing and male pride

Leon McKenzie, the footballer-turned boxer who tried to kill himself while playing for Charlton, hopes sharing his story can help other young men who are suffering in silenceA film by Copa90 of the Guardian Sport NetworkLeon McKenzie was playing for No…

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Charlton owner in takeover talks as CEO Katrien Meire steps down

• Roland Duchâtelet says ‘various interested parties’ in negotiations• Charlton have been owned by Belgian since 2014Charlton owner Roland Duchâtelet has revealed the club are in takeover talks with “various interested parties”.Duchâtelet made the anno…

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Charlton Invicta show way forward for LGBT footballing community | Nick Miller

Charlton Invicta have become the first LGBT-friendly team to take a Football League team’s name and their players hope it can encourage others to play the game

When Brighton travelled to play Leicester this season, the away fans were subjected to a depressingly familiar line of abuse. Homophobic bile follows Albion around the country, but this time something was done about it. A number of the abusers were ejected from the stadium, two were arrested and three were banned by Leicester. A positive move, but a reactive one, punishment of an offence after the fact. In south-east London, something more proactive is happening.

In August, Charlton Athletic announced they would be the first professional football club in the country to lend their name to an LGBT‑friendly team. Bexley Invicta were formed in 2011 and play in the London Unity League but from this season they will be known as Charlton Invicta, formally affiliated with the club’s community trust, taking Charlton’s name and playing home games at their training ground. They are the first LGBT-friendly team to have such an arrangement: others are more loosely connected (Queens Park Rangers have a partnership with London Titans, for example) but no other club have lent their name.

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Lee Bowyer back at Charlton and passing on his knowledge in hope of promotion | Nick Ames

Former Newcastle and Leeds midfielder Lee Bowyer is assistant manager at Charlton where he started his career more than 20 years ago

It becomes easier to understand what drove Lee Bowyer back into football when he describes his frustration at the outlook held by the school his eight-year-old twins, Charlie and Amelie, first attended. “It was all about taking part,” he says. “And I’m like: ‘That’s not life’. You should want to win, want to be the best at whatever you set out to do. You have to have that balance where you know that winning is good.”

Bowyer was ultra-competitive as a player – too competitive, Terry Venables once told him – but the thought of transferring those instincts to the coaching side rarely occurred. Yet here he is, in an office at Charlton Athletic’s training ground, almost a month after being named assistant manager at the club where he started out. It is, he says more than once, “a fairytale” when he stops and thinks about it, particularly given that he had never formed a long-term plan to stay involved in the game.

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Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories

Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha

Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.

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Bubbling under: Football League players who should be on Premier League radars

Fulham’s implausibly talented Ryan Sessegnon, Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor and the League One prodigy Ezri Konsa are among those with top-flight potential

Fulham’s manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, might want to have a word with Ragnar Sigurdsson. Jokanovic has spoken on a number of occasions about his desire to keep his star players after their hugely impressive run to the play-offs, so when Sigurdsson was asked if the implausibly talented youngster Ryan Sessegnon was good enough to play in the Premier League, a polite “no comment” might have been a politically wise response. “One hundred per cent,” the Fulham defender said. “He’s a great talent … he has a very bright future. I’m just surprised he didn’t get any offers during the season. I think he was that good.” Ah. Sigurdsson’s opinion isn’t massively surprising because it’s shared by half of the Premier League, whose scouts have been seemingly tripping over their tongues as they relay tales of his talent to those who make the financial decisions. Sessegnon is only just 17, so the strengths of his game – pace, enormous threat going forwards from left-back, a fizzing shot – are exciting while the weaknesses can be worked upon. Whether that will be at Fulham or in the Premier League, may depend on just how much they want to keep him.

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