The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By John Lyons

CHARL­TON have been hit­ting the heights so far this sea­son – but per­haps it shouldn’t be too sur­pris­ing.

The Ad­dicks must be in the run­ning to be the tallest team in the coun­try with a string of six foot­ers lin­ing up for them.

Dan­ish striker Si­mon Makienok leads the way at 6ft 7ins tall – and be­came the tallest goalscorer in the club’s history when he net­ted the opener in their 2-1 vic­tory against Hull at The Val­ley last week­end.

It was Football League Pa­per reader Martin Wise­man who called our at­ten­tion to Charl­ton’s bean­poles.

Aside from Makienok, on a sea­son­long loan from Palermo, the Lon­don club have Naby Sarr (6ft 5ins), Stephen Hen­der­son, Pa­trick Bauer (both 6ft 4ins), Nick Pope, Alou Diarra and Harry Len­non (all 6ft 3ins), Dimitar Mi­tov (6ft 2ins), John­nie Jack­son, Jo­hann Berg Gud­munds­son and Mor­gan Fox (all 6ft 1ins) in their ranks. It means man­ager Guy Luzon, a mere 5ft 11ins, has a lot to look up to this sea­son as Charl­ton aim for the Land of the Giants – the Premier League.

Wise­man said: “I’m not sure if owner Roland Duchatelet is look­ing to have his 2015-16 squad reach­ing for the stars dur­ing the months ahead.

“But one thing’s for sure, if it doesn't work out for the Ad­dicks on the football pitch this sea­son, there's prob­a­bly the po­ten­tial there to start a bas­ket­ball team.”

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Im­ages

BAS­KET CASES: Si­mon Makienok and Pa­trick Bauer, right, are two of Charl­ton’s tow­er­ing team

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