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Haven’t We Been Here Before?

I make that our third 1-0 defeat to Charlton in our last three home matches with them. It’s all a bit familiar and depressing. Svetoslav Todorov’s goal fifteen minutes from time decided the game at Selhurst Park yesterday.

Peter Taylor said, “I don’t think we deserved to lose” (pity that we did, eh Peter?). Meanwhile Charlton counterpart Alan Pardew said, “I enjoy coming back here, I always get a nice reception and the fans are brilliant to me. It’s been a great day.” I don’t remember him saying anything like that when he lost at Selhurt Park with West Ham three years ago. I suppose it’s easier to say things like that when you’re going home with three points.