1. The Black and White campaign is here to stay
Maybe it was the years of Premier League comfort or just the ravages of time that made the Charlton fan look soft around the edges.
So when Roland Duchatelet was looking to buy the club it may have been under the misapprehension the supporters would not fight change.
At the time when Charlton were on the brink of administration, surely this ageing fan base would appreciate salvation?
And who could even think he was wrong? Charlton fans’ militancy was two to three decades ago when they beat the council into submission to return to their home.
But age has not diminished their passion and they have been spurred into action.
Their ranks are now joined by hundreds of youthful activists in the making as shown at the second mass-protest against the running of the club on Saturday (January 23).
You get the feeling the Back To The Valley campaign was a prelude to a very professional and orchestrated offensive we are now seeing.
2. Jose Riga is his own man
Arriving at The Valley for his second spell at the club, this is Jose Riga’s fourth spell under the Duchatelet network. But the relationship between the pair is far from rosy.
Last time at Charlton he kept the side up with a superb finish to the season – games in which many of Standard Liege’s cast-offs were left out.
Inexplicably he was then allowed to leave as Charlton embarked on management by Bob Peeters, then Guy Luzon and finally Karel Fraeye.
Riga may not be many people’s first choice but he’s earned the respect of The Valley faithful and he may be what’s needed.
When asked post-match if he would speak to the owner in the coming days, his reply was pointed: “The last time I was here, we didn’t speak a lot.”
Make of that what you will.
3. The chants against the club’s management echoed across The Valley
That was mainly after the game when the voices from the West Stand car park seemed to penetrate the stand and be heard on the pitch.
This is where Blackburn players were giving post-match interviews and Charlton stars were warming down.
It’s impossible for the Addicks players not to know about the discontent. But they must feel buoyed that the atmosphere inside the ground has shown the fans are behind them.
The Addicks faithful don’t need telling of the importance to separate discontent from support amid this relegation scrap.
4. The next two games will define Charlton’s season
The team, on the back of 11 games without a win and 5-0 and 6-0 consecutive defeats, looked at times a little timid on Saturday.
Starting with Zach Bergdich rather than Callum Harriott on the wing was the best suggestion that the club would not go at Blackburn all guns blazing.
You get the feeling that a draw was acceptable to players and staff.
Because the key issue is to build confidence ahead of the next two games.
Defeats against Rotherham and Bristol City would pretty much spell relegation for the Addicks. Draw them, and it’s a tough old slog to the line.
Win, and the side will be in the driving seat.
With the likes of Igor Vetokele and Morgan Fox showing glimpses of last year’s form, fans need not go into those two games fearing the worst.
However, it will be an almighty battle.