It has been rumoured that the Brighton game is off, but all Charlton sources confirm that it is on. There are no particular weather problems on the south coast.
Viktor Afans'ev who has arrived from Moscow to see his first Charlton game at the Withdean writes: 'There has been much criticism of mistakes and shortcomings in the team. Unity in the ranks, both team and supporters, is essential. In Russia we know what to do with those who step out of line.'
Criticism of manager Phil Parkinson was unconstructive and divisive: 'We need to equip the practical workers [the footballers] with a scientifically based way of solving their tasks.' There had been a 'mass of idle talk' which only worsened performance.
Viktor Afans'ev will be assisting Paul May as a summariser tomorrow night.