A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the month of September, ending with the game at Leeds on October 3rd was likely to be a very good indicator of what sort of season Charlton were likely to have. In the same way that I did not expect the purple patch to continue, I was also hoping that we would not see our promising start collapse like a pack of cards. The fact that it hasn't gone Pete Tong is pleasing, but it also shows that we are likely to be a top six, rather than a top two side. At the start of the season I would have taken this, as I believed we were likely to be mid table at best. A win, a draw, and a loss in our next three, will go some way to confirming for me, that we are a good team in the third division, but not a great one.
It was also very pleasing to see Elliott sign a contract extension, and as a reminder, below is the most up to date version of the players contract status. (I've given up on Google Docs)
Loan - January 2010