Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
The Addicks. The club have been known as all of these and more, but adopted 'The Addicks' as their official nickname after a fish and chip shop in the area of their ground.
583. Bartram set the club record for most appearances between 1934-56.
|When Charlton became champions of Division One in season 1999-2000, which other team grabbed an automatic promotion place?||Charlton Athletic FC History
Manchester City. Charlton won the title with 91 points, 2 ahead of Manchester City in second place.
46. Bowyer played for Charlton between 1994-96 as a trainee before moving onto Leeds United for a substantial fee. He left the Elland Road club in 2003 for West Ham.
Burnley. Charlton won the game 1-0. They reached the final the year before, but were beaten 4-1 by Derby County.
1921-22. Charlton finished 16th out of 22 teams in the 1921-22 Division Three (South) season with 37 points from 42 games.
Bury. Kiely has been at all these clubs, starting his career at Coventry between 1987-90. He went on-loan to Ipswich for one month, before moving to York between 1990-96. He was signed by Bury, and played there until a move to Charlton in 1999.
Bill Rayner. Rayner managed the club for five years between 1920-25, followed by McFarlane (1925-27), Lindon for four months in 1927, before McFarlane stepped into the hot seat again until 1932, when Seed became manager for 23 years until 1956.
1905. Charlton have had numerous home grounds in their history, but most notorious is The Valley, in which they had three spells.
A sequence of mostly losses, some draws with an occasional win. Charlton were only a mid-table side because of their end of season poor form. In the last ten games of the mentioned seasons, Charlton did well to win two. If the regular good season form had been continued, the Addicks would have made UEFA cup places and maybe even the fourth placed Champions League spot.
Charlton's end of season disappointment is only comparable to their FA Cup runs in the same seasons in which elimination by a lower League team is almost guaranteed, usually in the third round.
|Perhaps the two best and suprising victories for the Addicks in this period of Premiership history came against Arsenal (away) and Chelsea (home) respectively. Both games were high scoring and finished the same result. What was that result?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
4-2. Charlton's away victory at Highbury came in the 2001/02 season and was one of only three defeats Arsenal suffered that Premiership campaign. Arsenal dominated the first half having and should have scored many but only had one to count for all the pressure. Before half-time though, everything turned upside down as from two free kicks the Addicks scored two goals, one from veteran defender Steve Brown and another thanks to an own goal by goalkeeper Richard Wright. The reds added two more shortly after half-time, one a glorious chip by midfielder Claus Jensen (which crept in off the joint) and the other a clean finish from Jason Euell. Arsenal quickly pulled one back from the penalty spot but Charlton hung on thanks to some valiant defending.
The second 4-2 result came at the hands of Premiership contenders "Chelski" who had an all expenses paid Premiership campaign thanks to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Hermann Hreidarsson put the Addicks in front from a corner in the first minute though Chelsea immediately responded through John Terry. Charlton regained the lead from a superb Matt Holland header and added two more after half-time from Jonathan Johansson and Jason Euell. Chelsea pushed forward but only had a Eidur Gudjohnsen effort to show for their efforts at the end of the game. Paolo Di Canio put his trademark on the game with many sublime touches and telling contributions to two of Charlton's goals.
Alan Curbishley. Curbishley took joint charge of the Addicks in 1991 with Steve Gritt as player/coach. In 2005 he was the second longest reigning Premiership Manager behind only Sir Alex Ferguson.
"Curbs" originally had a playing spell at the club in 1984 for three years before moving on to Brighton.
|One of the most memorable matches of Charlton's early years in the Premiership was the thrilling home tie against Manchester United in the 2000-01 season which ended 3-3. Which player scored two goals on his Charlton debut?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
Shaun Bartlett. Bartlett scored two headers on his debut first putting Charlton 1-0 ahead and in the second half giving hope to the home crowd by scoring to make it 3-2 to United. The South African international also had earlier hit the upright with a diving header as the Addicks dominated in the first twenty minutes. Welsh international John Robinson later swerved and scored to equalise for Charlton.
The match is also noted for Ryan Giggs hitting the cross-bar from the half-way line with Solskjaer scoring from the rebound. This gave the Manchester side a 2-1 lead a matter of seconds after Giggs had equalised, and moments before half-time.
|Charlton bounced straight back winning the first division and their previous Premiership experience helped them achieve a magnificent 9th place finish in the 2000/01 season. However they were outshined by which fellow promoted team who finished 5th?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
Ipswich Town. Many remember Ipswich storming to 5th in the Premiership as one of few great first/returning seasons in the Premiership, alongside Newcastle United finishing 3rd in the 1993/94 season followed by Nottingham Forrest finishing 3rd in the 1994/95 season.
Charlton though had obviously learned from two years previous not losing even three games in a row though as befits a mid-table team the Reds didn't win three in a row either. They also won six tight encounters 1-0 only losing 1-0 once.
Alan Curbishley had brought in two Scandinavians at the start of the season; Jonathan Johansson (Finnish) and Claus Jensen (Danish), who together notched sixteen goals and nineteen assists.
|Charlton's maiden game in the Premiership in 1998 was a tough fixture away to Newcastle United. The Reds did particularly well to earn a 0-0 draw after which defender was sent off in the first half?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
Richard Rufus. Having scored his first goal for Charlton in his previous competitive match (the aforementioned play-off final), Rufus was uncharacteristically sent off. Charlton's next match was to be their best home result of the season (and the next five in the Premiership) as they thrashed Southampton 5-0 and by virtue of goal difference were in fact top of the table after the second game of the season (it goes without saying that it wasn't for much longer).
|Charlton first gained promotion to the Premiership at the end of the 1997-98 season via the playoffs. In the final at Wembley stadium they drew 4-4 and finally beat which team 7-6 on penalties?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
Sunderland AFC. Frequently considered the greatest ever game to grace the hallowed turf at Wembley, Charlton came from behind numerous times to defeat Sunderland 7-6 on penalties after a dramatic 4-4 draw (3-3 before extra time).
Clive Mendonca, who grew up in Sunderland and was Charlton's top scorer for the season, scored a hat-trick against the side he supported as a youngster. Charlton central defender Richard Rufus also scored - the first goal of his career.
The penalty shoot-out consisted of 14 penalties. The first 13 were all scored by right footed players. The first left footed player to step forward was Michael Gray who took penalty number 14. It was saved by Sasa Ilic who it goes without saying became a hero, one of many of that afternoon.
|WHich stadium did Charlton Athletic returned to in 1992 after years of financial struggle and played homes matches in it in their first 6 seasons in the Premiership?||Charlton Athletic's Premiership Years
The Valley. The Valley expanded after gaining entry to England's top division and by 2005 could seat over 27,000 people. In 2004, plans were put forward to eventually expand to nearer 40,000 and hopefully attract new supporters from Kent.