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Charlton issue fan apology

Charlton have apologised to supporters after the late postponement of their match with Barnsley.

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The Valley: Pitch was waterlogged on Saturday

The Valley: Pitch was waterlogged on Saturday

The Championship clash was called off only a couple of hours before kick-off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch.

A club statement said: "Charlton Athletic would like to apologise to all supporters who made the journey to The Valley on Saturday afternoon to find the game had been postponed after a 1pm pitch inspection.

"The club was confident that the suitable precautions had been taken at the start of the week and that it would go ahead.

"The ground staff did not deem it necessary to call in a match official to conduct a preliminary pitch inspection on the Friday prior to the game against the Tykes, as they were confident the surface was in a better condition than at a comparative stage before the recent matches against Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday."

The Addicks are holding a pitch inspection on Monday afternoon ahead of Tuesday night's rearranged FA Cup game with Oxford, but are "expecting the tie to go ahead as planned".

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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