Saturday, 6 September 2008

Amir Khan's star declines

In 51 seconds Khan was knocked out tonight, in his first fight away from terrestrial TV, sky must be wondering the value of their investment, as will those who watched the fight live that did not find an internet feed. Sky Box office charged £15 (28 p per second) to watch the crowning of their new box office star.

Khan's only saving grace tonight was the Prescott that beat him was not called John, although the former deputy Prime Minister is known to throw a pretty decent hook. It was a great jab and a couple of decent hooks from a tall black Prescott that did for Amir, so who next for Amir and who next for Sky.

Randolph watch

Darren Randolph retained the keepers shirt for Hereford today and was able to follow up last weeks clean sheet with a point in a 1-1 draw against Swindon.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Good day for Randolph (2)

After the trials and tribulations of making a number of mistakes and being dropped, Darren was in goal again yesterday and rewarded his manager with a clean sheet.

Girls, girls girls

Two years ago Charlton had one of the top teams in English Womens Football, but relegation of the mens team hit the womens team badly. Whilst Womens Football has developed nationally we have gone back. The announced disbanding of the womens section of Charlton Athletic was met by fairly universal condemnation, resulting in the club working with its community section to resurrect the team. Sadly reduced funding and the departure of most of the team resulted in relegation from the National League to the Southern Division.

So now the season has started and the team have two games under their designer belts, won 1 lost 1. Paul Mortimer - living Charlton Midfield legend continues to manage them and the prospective season is looked at optimistically, as ever with a Charlton relegated team.

What of the clubs support of the women's team two years on (and lets face it if we had known then what we know today about the clubs finances then not many of us would have kept the feminine branch of our soccer club). Its unlikely we will see them playing at the Valley again as we did a few times in times gone past. No longer does the official site have details of their season long fixture list either there or on the community website. Player profiles are gone.

There are many club fans who either could not give a fig about womens football .. at best or feel that women playing football should get back to the ironing. However, if we are going to have a team we should be proud of them and support them and the club should do the same, promoting the womens team by prominently displaying fixtures and match reports on the OS, in the same way that they promote the reseves and youth teams, otherwise why have the team at all?