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  1. How about this as a way to follow up the FA Cup result Rennie's on fire! (No heartburn here)
  2. January 2026 Update FA Cup We started the new year with a bang by beating League One high fliers Southend 5-3 with 2,000 fans making their way to Essex. It wasn't all good news though. We lost our talisman Oztumer to a long term injury . The FA Cup acted as a bookend for January and it's a fairy tale that's for sure. An incredible 8,000 fans saw us hit 7 at Villa Park, including 4 goals and 3 assists from Richardson Rennie who achieved the perfect 10. Just sublime - we even missed a pen so it should have been 8! We now face PL opposition at the Valley. Results In between the goals galore excitement of the FA Cup we put together a run of clean sheets to continue our unbeaten run. We're still in the FA Trophy as well . League Table 14 points clear with 15 games to go. Let's just keep this up! Transfers He's been a star for us but you can't turn down that kind of money in our financial state. We've got him for a few more games but unfortunately he'll be gone before the Watford game. A combination of loans and permanent signings bolstered our squad in January, mainly to help us cope with our injuries! Lapslie, Sarpong-Wiredu, Aribo and Doughty are all HG at the club, while Crowther is a Londoner and Dom Samuel is born-and-bred in Southwark and silenced his critics after 2 goals on his debut after signing on loan from noisy neighbours. Tactics With Stanley and Turgott (£5k to Carlisle) leaving and a host of injuries we've had to change our formation, but the principles are the same. I like it. Player Stats Our 5 goalscorers have been disrupted with Stanley leaving and injuries to Oztumer, Rowe and Bond, so Rennie looks as though he'll pip them all to the club golden boot. Great average ratings as you'd expect with our form.
  3. Not really that I've noticed, I tend to pick up a few bookings across the backline and midfield due to our aggressive, high pressing system. I will check out the video, but I doubt I will be changing my D R/L from attack to support, it's in our DNA
  4. Fingers crossed, but the only way that would happen at another club other than Charlton is if I am sacked. Sticking this one through!
  5. December 2025 Update A 100% record this month and we're through to the FA Cup Third Round. A winnable tie, but Southend are high-flying in League One!
  6. November 2025 Update We're still unbeaten in all competitions, but we've started picking up a few too many draws. However, injuries to key players such as Semi Ajayi and Joe Bannister have left us a lot more vulnerable at the back.
  7. FA Cup Update A 20,000 crowd witness a Charlton side beat a team 3 leagues above, let's hope we can convince them all to start filling up the Valley regularly again. An excellent draw for the 2nd round, let's hope we can beat Ched Evans' Stanley. This is how we are set up tactically, very similar to my style at Barcelona, but Complete WBs and Forward make way for Attacking FBs and AF, our CBs aren't entrusted as ball players and we have a more regular CM(S) instead of a roaming playmaker.
  8. News to come shortly Cheers @the_gaffa, glad you are enjoying it I wasn't enjoying Barca as much as I should have done so needed something to spice this up, otherwise I could have seen me just bouncing around the top clubs. I've always been keen on a youth development approach and I've tried it here but never stayed somewhere long enough to see it through I will post up my tactics in my next update but it's very similar to what I was using at Barca. I'm not surprised, he is top class here at 34 tearing apart the league, imagine him in his 20s in the Isthmian League! We're lucky to have him back. The bar has been raised
  9. Develop youngsters and play attacking, possession football. This is our DNA.
  10. October 2025 Update Another unbeaten month and almost 100% but for a draw with Boreham Wood who are also unbeaten. We've found ourselves in the FA Cup 1st Round proper and we have a tricky tie against Bolton - a fixture that was once a regular in the Premier League now pits Conference South against League One!
  11. September 2025 Update We dropped our first points of the season in the opening September fixture but we went on to win every other game, including a 5-0 win in the FA Cup to progress on to the 3rd qualifying round where we face Enfield. Thankfully, I've kept my job and I'm hoping I can build a good relationship with the new chairman. His team of directors are from Ibiza and Southwark, so we're got a combination of local influence and a director with rave reviews