CHARLTON FANS AIM FOR VALLEY DAY OF PROTEST
FUMING Charlton Athletic fans plan to make their voices heard when the Addicks take on already-relegated Swindon this afternoon. Mid-table Charlton have failed to deliver following relegation from the Championship and fans, frustrated with how Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet is running the club, are planning a major pre-match demonstration outside The Valley before the game.
The Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) is urging fans to turn up an hour before kick-off in black and white, even if they plan to boycott the match itself.
However, CARD are hoping fans will pack into the ground for the season-finale.
A CARD spokesperson said: “For this one game, we are urging every Charlton fan to come and take back The Valley by sheer weight of numbers.
“Let’s make it a day that will go down in history as a massive demonstration that the only possible way forward for the club is under new ownership, with a new board and with a new chief executive.”
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Scunthorpe United. The Sky Blues climbed off the bottom of the table with a 1-0 home win against Walsall last week and will be keen to avoid the wooden spoon by finishing ahead of Chesterfield.
Scunthorpe’s chances of automatic promotion ended last weekend even though they won at Swindon, who were relegated in the process.
The Iron lie fourth ahead of the match and Graham Alexander’s men will be keen to stay ahead of fifth-place Bradford to ensure a home semi-final second leg. They could well meet the Bantams in the play-offs.
AFC Wimbledon have gone off the boil in recent weeks but will aim to finish on a high against
Oldham, who are safe from the threat of relegation after returning manager John Sheridan inspired an impressive upturn in their fortunes in the second half of the season.
The Dons have had a decent first season in the third tier and lie a comfortable 15th going into this afternoon’s home game. A victory could see them earn a top-half finish – and also end up above bitter rivals MK
Dons for the first time in a league campaign.
MK head into today’s match at fellow mid-table side Walsall in 12th place, two points above AFC Wimbledon.
There should be a relaxed atmosphere when
Oxford host Shrewsbury. The U’s lie ninth going into the final fixture following an impressive showing on their return to the third tier but cannot qualify for the post-season.
Shrewsbury are just three points clear of fourth-bottom Port Vale, who occupy the final relegation place, but are all but safe. Their goal difference is ten better than Vale’s, meaning it would take a miraculous turn of events for the Shrews to go down.