I’d recently been reminded that Charlton had finished in a lower league position in every season since 2003/4 when a more than creditable 7th had been achieved.

It would be very remiss of me not to mention that this year, 20011/12, Charlton finished higher than the previous season, and that higher position has meant promotion as champions.

Finally the Valley faithful have something to celebrate. So, with two weeks of the season left, the team can relax, job done. The management can allow themselves a few moments to bask in the joy and get back to planning for next seasons assault on the Championship.

I had the privilege of being at the Valley at the end of September 2011 and it was obvious that the team had been transformed, in personnel, in belief, in skill. A different Charlton and hopefully one that sets the foundation for future success.

Congratulations Addicks, you’re on the way back up.

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