Friday, 24 August 2012

Tigers visit The Valley

Hull City are Charlton's next opponents at The Valley on Saturday.  After narrowly losing to Blackburn in midweek, the Tigers will be looking to bounce back immediately and put a stop to the Addicks good start to the season.

The teams haven't met too much in recent years.  In fact in the last 20 years we have only faced each other on four occasions.  The good news is that Charlton were unbeaten in each of those meetings having won twice and managed two draws.

Our last meeting at The Valley ended one a piece with the Madjid Bougherra rescuing a point for the home side.  Those present might remember the game for the sending off of on loan Manchester City player (and former Addick of course) - Danny Mills.

The game was largely forgettable but Mills decided to add some drama to the affair. Already on a yellow card, and after a number of clashes with Hull players, Mills was eventually given his marching orders for whispering sweet nothings into the ref's ear after yet another incident.

This game might be a tougher test than some might think.  Hull may not be up there in terms of quality with Birmingham or Leicester, but Steve Bruce's sides are usually well organised and the game will not be a walkover.  I'm hoping that our extra recovery day will help us to keep our unbeaten run going.

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