The Addicks avoided the humiliation of relegation at the Ricoh in front of a crowd of 16,121 today by obtaining their third goalless draw in four matches. However, they are hanging on to their Championship status by their fingernails with Norwich and Southampton winning (the latter against Crystal Palace) and Forest drawing with the Blades.
Shelvey found the back of the net, but had his effort disallowed. Bailey had a chance to secure all three points towards the end of the match, but hit the post. Once again Charlton's lack of effective strikers showed.
Before the game Sky Sports News featured a reporter who must have got his Media Studies degree last year who gleefully informed us that Charlton could go down to the third tier for the first time since the 1930s. So much for contemporary sports journalism.
Luton are the first team to be relegated in the Football League this season, but they laboured under the burden of a massive points deduction and ex-Addick Kevin Nicholls had the honour of lifting the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley. One for us next season?