The season is upon us and as with the other 71 Football League sides, they all believe its going to be their season to gain promotion. For Charlton Athletic and current manager, Karl Robinson it’s vital that they are playing Championship football in 12 months time.
To do that a good start is not imperative, but recent history with the club has shown that if you start well, you have a good chance of success. 92/93 the exception to the rule. (22 points from the first 10)
First Ten League Games in seasons which lead to promotion.
The first ten league games this season in League One for the squad available to the manager should be able to comfortably pick up 18 points minimum and be in the top 6. A nice start and confidence will be gained.
Home: Bristol Rovers, Northampton, Southend, Wigan and Bury
Away: Plymouth, Rotherham, Oldham, Gillingham and Walsall.
However as seen last season, an average start is hard to pick up from (12 points from the first ten) and Charlton only entered the top 6 once all season (5th after 4 games with 7 points back in August)
Slade was sacked in November and the season was pretty much over there and then.
This time around the squad is better, has more quality, and should be promoted at the end.
Get that good start, Mr Robinson, or the inevitable consequences may arise around November time once again.