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Match Preview: Charlton Athletic

Posted: Fri 05 Oct 2012
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Ian Holloway will be hoping to make it two wins in succession when Charlton visit Bloomfield Road tomorrow.


The Seasiders have come out of back-to-back away games with three points, following up the defeat at Cardiff last Saturday with a 3-2 win at Hull City on Tuesday.


Chris Powell signed QPR striker Rob Hulse on loan earlier in the week and he made his debut as as substitute in Charlton’s home defeat to Watford the other night. 


The Addicks lie 20th in the table, with just two wins to their name so far this season.


Head-To-Head


Blackpool have faced Charlton Athletic 54 times in competitive matches with the Seasiders winning 28, losing 14 and drawing 12.


Last League Meetings


18 April 2009 – Charlton Athletic 2-2 Blackpool


6 December 2008 – Blackpool 2-0 Charlton Athletic


Charlton Athletic


The Addicks won promotion back to the Championship after winning League One last season.


Chris Powell’s side finished on an impressive 101 points after suffering just five league defeats all season.


They have kept the majority of their squad from last season, while adding the likes of Ricardo Fuller to help bolster their attack.


Stat Attack


- On this day in 1956 Stanley Matthews became the oldest England player in history to score a goal when he netted against Northern Ireland at the tender age of 41 years and 248 years old.


- In Blackpool’s first nine league games there have been nine different scorers for the Seasiders, including one own goal from Ipswich’s Aaron Cresswell.


- Charlton have won just four times at Bloomfield Road, the last victory being a 2-0 win in March 1981 in the third division.


- Charlton have not won or lost a game this season by more than one goal.


Referee 


Geoff Eltringham (Sunderland)


The last match that Mr Eltringham refereed involving the Seasiders was the 2-2 draw at Southampton in December 2011.


Goals from Chris Basham and Callum Mcmanaman gave Blackpool a 2-1 lead before a last minute header from Rickie Lambert earned The Saints a point.