Match Day Thread Sunderland v Charlton Athletic – Saturday 10th April - KO 15:00

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  1. RTB

    RTB Well-Known Member

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    Sunderland host Charlton Athletic at The Stadium of Light in the SkyBet League One.
    SAFCvCAFC.GIF
    Last time out Sunderland drew with Peterborough and Charlton beat Doncaster.
    Charlton Athletic and Sunderland are joining forces in an attempt to break the virtual attendance record in League One this season. The two sides packed out Wembley stadium in 2019 when 76,155 supporters watched an enthralling play-off final and meet again at the Stadium of Light on April 10th.
    After a turbulent few years for both clubs, now with new ownership, new managers and new streaming services, the two teams have stability and are regularly amongst the top six most-watched sides in the EFL based on streaming passes sold.
    The current highs for UK passes sold by two teams for an individual game this season are:
    - League One: 10,363
    - EFL – weekend: 15,318
    - EFL – midweek: 19,560
    Charlton Owner Thomas Sandgaard said: “Charlton and Sunderland have two of the most passionate fanbases in the EFL. The two teams have played in some famous games and there is a real respect between the two sets of supporters. Hopefully by joining together we can break a record for this season and show that both of these two historic clubs are on their way back.
    “I am very confident that next week’s game can become the highest streamed game in League One this season. The target of becoming the highest streamed game in the EFL is ambitious and would involve both sides selling a club-record amount of streaming passes, but with these two fanbases anything is possible.”
    Sunderland's Chief Operating Officer Steve Davison said: “Throughout the club’s time in League One our supporters have been outstanding. Home and away they have broken many attendance-related records, and despite an incredibly challenging 12 months they have continued to support the club by backing the team from home week in, week out. It’s a huge shame that they will not be at the Stadium of Light during the final run-in, but as always they have a big part to play and I’m sure that the team will continue to feel their support from afar.”
    Lee Johnson:
    "We went for the win, but I suppose It was a good point from 1-0 down with 20 minutes to go. I wouldn't have taken a point. I think you can see in our attitude to the team selection and the subs that that was never the case.”
    "We didn't play like we were looking for a draw, we weren't timid, we had two number nines on the pitch and there was good intent from the players - we just didn't have that moment of brilliance to get that first goal, although it did come for the equaliser.”
    "We dominated the first half territorially and I think we played the conditions well, we were composed and calm, but we didn't quite have the clear-cut chances that we wanted - probably due to their good defending - and at the same time their chances came from poor errors from us.”
    "They definitely had a spell just before they scored, and I was disappointed that we didn't see that out because generally we have done that well.
    "You can see that the pitch was difficult, and it was hard for our flair players to have that first touch that sets them on their way - I suppose that's frustrating, as it was for them too because they have some good players as well."

    Nigel Adkins:
    “On my first meeting with the players I introduced them to my KPIs (key performance indicators) – what are we? Straight away it is a clear picture and we can build towards that.”
    “We can’t overload with information straight away. Slowly but surely we will keep introducing them to the principles of what we want to do and then back that up on a consistent basis with actions.”
    “Maybe I’ve got in my mind the way that I want us to play, but maybe just at this moment in time, where our squad of players are collectively and individually, maybe they don’t fit into that.”
    “Short term we have got to think about how can we do everything we can to win the next game against Sunderland? Whatever shape, way, players – to keep the season going.”
    “You want to impose yourself on the opposition, but if you look at all the good teams, that doesn’t happen overnight.”

    Form.GIF
    Match Appointments:
    Referee:
    ANTHONY BACKHOUSE
    Assistant Referees: David Hunt and Anthony Moore
    Fourth Official: Scott Oldham
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    Team Line ups
    Sunderland:
    Burge; Hume, Sanderson, O’Nien, McLaughlin; Power, Scowen, Jones, McGeady, O'Brien, Wyke.
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    Subs: Matthews, McFadzean, Leadbitter, Winchester, Diamond, Gooch, Stewart
    Injured: Xhemajli, Willis, Wright, Flanagan, Vokins.

    Charlton Athletic: (4-3-3) Amos, Matthews, Inniss, Pearce, Purrington, Gilbey, Pratley, Forster-Caskey, Maatsen, Srockley, Jalyesimi
    Subs: Gunter, Oshilaja, Aneke, Shinnie, Watson, Millar, Maynard-Brewer
    Injured: Famewo, Washington

    Betting Odds:
    Sunderland
    17/20 Charlton 3/1 Draw 12/5

    My two pence:
    A gritty performance on Easter Monday means that we keep within reach of the leaders, we remain unbeaten for 14 games and our destiny is still firmly in our hands.
    I’m going for a standard 2-0 home win. Wyke and McGeady.

    Help to beat the record Live stream £10
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    Ha’way the Lads
     
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  2. LD19SAFC

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    Cracking thread, again.

    I think it’ll be a really tough game but fancy us 2-1.

    Ha’way the lads.
     
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  3. RTB

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    Charlton seem to be going full on to beat this live streaming record but I have not seen much from Sunderland

     
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  6. Oliver's Army

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    3-1 win. We March on, great thread as usual.
     
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    Win win for me, 4 points from the Easter games was brilliant for us and I’d expect the lads will be right up for this one
     
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  8. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    These @RTB threads just get better.

    This is Charlton's Cup Final so I expect to see a few appear ...

    ... thankfully they're not very good so I'm expecting a 3-0 win.
     
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    Another great thread. I would go with that team and tweek the formation slightly to make a 4-2-3-1 but I'm just nit picking. Going for a home win of 2 or 3 - 1. Think McGeady could be up for this one and Charlie will get one
     
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  10. Sunderpitt

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    :emoticon-0148-yes: RTB

    Simple... we have to win..

    RTB the team you have set out is fine by me.
     
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  11. Oliver's Army

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  12. master-simpson

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    Standard 2-0 win for me too!!!

    But any win will do.

    Bart
     
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  13. Gil T Azell

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    Looking at their weaknesses McGeady should have a field day. Going for 4-2. McGeady 2, AOB and Wyke.
     
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  14. safcyellowbelly

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    Match stats from Charlton v Donny
    Possession 62 v 38
    Shots 12 v 4 [3; 2 on target]

    Anything similar and we win...can’t see us losing if (and its a big if) similar stats in our game...

    KTF
     
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  15. Teesdarlomakem

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    I didnt realise Nigel Adkins managed them.
    What an absolute nob sack he is. Cue the post match excuses.
     
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  16. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    Pathetic behaviour from a grown man tbh.
     
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  17. Sandy Camel

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    It's great looking forward to matches with a massive helping of excited optimism. Home win, many goals and a sheet.
     
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  18. Wolfy

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    Just seen Nigel Atkins is their manager <laugh><laugh> can’t lose to these surely.
     
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  19. Smug in Boots

    Smug in Boots Well-Known Member

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    But, you said ...

    " .... will be a very tough game. Seen a few posts predicting a 4-0 home win etc. We could easily drop points ...."
     
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  20. FTM Dave

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    And what will actually happen is the same as what happened when our coaches were seized in dawn raids last Saturday and hauled down the nick ... :1980_boogie_down:

    ... the fat bottling ****er will come out with all this hot air and then later on when it really comes to it he'll sit down in the dug out quietly like a good school boy after embarrassing himself yet again with boasts that he was too cowardly to carry out.
     
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