Charlton face an in form Bolton at The Valley today as they continue their struggle against relegation. The Trotters, as they were once known, are currently 2nd in the form table and have secured a comfortable mid-table position having been in danger of being drawn into the relegation places earlier in the season.
Something special is going to be needed and one helpful suggestion has come from a supporter in Nairobi: 'I'm a Charlton fc supporter in Nairobi kenya. I'm very concerned about the position of the club in the tables where we are at risk of relegation. It's time we should offer to perform anything that can help rescue the club from this danger. I've got an idea here that I believe can help the club win all the remaining games and help survive although it will require the support of willing fans. I've organised with a local and famous traditional magician whose work is very powerful and has made wonders. He has accepted to perform a magic to the club but at a small fee. What do you think about this idea?'
Meanwhile, the club is trying to weave its own brand of magic by getting fans to wear red today. I have a big collection of shirts to choose from but may settle for an old CASC top.
With Yeovil away at Blackburn and Barnsley and Millwall not playing, this is our last game in hand and a chance to make some ground on relegation rivals. Bolton have won only one of the last six meetings between the two clubs in all competitions, drawing two and losing three. Their only win since 2006 was 2-0 at home in the Championship last season. Charlton have won the last three meetings at The Valley in all competitions, since Bolton's 1-0 win there in the Premier League in October 2005. However, it has to be said that the Addicks were putting out better sides in those games.
Odds are Charlton 17/10, Draw 9/4, Bolton 13/8.