Millwall fan Rod Liddle names Chris Powell as championship manager of the year in the Sunday Times today. Liddle writes, 'For the second season running, I think Chris Powell at Charlton Athletic deserves all the plaudits. They should have struggled, Charlton; they spent very little, but ended up only the throw of a medium sized spanner from the playoffs.'
The match report also says, 'There are very few managers in the Championship who have done as good a job as Charlton's Chris Powell this season. With very little money, he has steered Charlton to a ninth place finish ... The south London side struggled for much of the first half of the season, particularly at home, but a good second half - this was their eighth game without defeat - ended any lingering doubts about their place in the Championship.' We are, of course, top of the form table.
The end of the season has often been a problem for us, particularly when got past the 40 points safety line in our Premiership days, but these stats provided by Chalfont St.Peter Addick Richard Sheppard show how well we have done this season:
- 1997/1998 D, W, W, W, W, W, W, W, W, D (26/30) - old 1st div
- 1998/1999 D, L, W, L, D, L, L, D, W, L (9/30 - Prem
- 1999/2000 W, W, W, D, D, L, D, D, L, L (13/30) - old 1st div
- 2000/2001 D, L, W, L, L, D, W, W, L, L (11/30) - Prem
- 2001/2002 D, W, L, L, L, L, D, L, D, D (7/30) - Prem
- 2002/2003 L, L, D, L, L, L, L, W, L, L (4/30) - Prem
- 2003/2004 L, L, D, W, D, L, L, D, D, W (10/30) - Prem
- 2004/2005 W, L, D, L, L, D, L, L, L, D (6/30) - Prem
- 2005/2006 W, L, W, D, D, L, W, L, L, L (11/30) - Prem
- 2006/2007 D, W, W, D, D, L, D, L, L, D (11/30) - Prem
- 2007/2008 L, L, L, D, L, W, D, L, L, W (8/30) - C'ship
- 2008/2009 D, L, D, W, D, D, D, D, L, W (12/30) - C'ship
- 2009/2010 D, D, W, W, L, W, L, D, W, W (18/30) - League One
- 2010/2011 D, L, W, L, D, L, D, W, L, D (10/30) - League One
- 2011/2012 D, W, L, W, W, W, W, W, D, W (23/30) - League One
- 2012/2013..W, L, W, D W W, D, W D W (21/30) - C'ship
Congratulations to Phil Parkinson and Bradford on securing another Wembley final.