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Preview: Walsall v Charlton

By Rob Virtue on February 2, 2010 12:59 PM |


An away day at Walsall's Banks's Stadium may seem like a blessing for Charlton's players following all the booing at The Valley over the last week.

Addicks fans let their feelings known after defeat at home to Leyton Orient was followed by a poor draw against Tranmere on Saturday.

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Six years ago Canning Town homeless charity Anchor House was on the point of collapse.

With major financial problems and a serious lack of funding, the future looked bleak, until the arrival of Keith Fernett - a man with a successful business background.


President Barack Obama's assault on Wall Street is driven more by political expediency than economic necessity.

His lack of tangible progress (job creation) in his first year has lost him much ground and the new round of bank bonuses has only served to rub his nose in his apparent impotency.

charltonbadge.jpgThere were more points dropped at home as nervy Charlton's bid for automatic promotion starts to run out of steam.

The Addicks, who lost 1-0 at The Valley against Leyton Orient last Monday, saw another lowly League One side leave with a result as they were held by Tranmere.

westham.jpgWest Ham have completed the signing of Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy.

The South African international joined the Hammers this afternoon on a two-and-a-half year deal after work permit issues, which delayed the deal last week, were resolved.


There was opposition by chemical company Brunner Mond - a forerunner of ICI - to the War Office's decision to commandeer an idle part of its Silvertown works for the production of TNT.

Hardly surprising. The site was in a densely populated area between the Thames and the Royal Docks.

ff-jan28-noel walsh3.JPGLooking for some inspiration to keep those New Year fitness resolutions and learn some self defence while you are at it?

Well, how about trying jiu jitsu, Brazilian-style? No, it's not anything to do with bikini waxing, or a samba-style karate.


Professor Patrick McGhee has begun his stint as vice chancellor of the University of East London.

The former University of Central Lancashire deputy vice-chancellor, 47, is one of the youngest vice-chancellors in the UK.

Brighton 0 Millwall 1

By John Hill on February 1, 2010 11:26 AM |


Steve Morison helped Millwall collect nine points out of nine as they held on to their play-off spot for another week.

The striker rounded keeper Michael Kuipers on 49 minutes to score the only goal of the game, slightly salving the memories of a 4-1 drubbing on the coast last time out.

westham.jpgWest Ham had to settle for a point in a lacklustre encounter with Blackburn on Saturday.

The Irons, desperate for wins to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone lacked the cutting edge required to overcome a resolute Rovers side who arrived at Upton Park determined to frustrate their hosts.