Sheffield United used up their game in hand yesterday evening with a 1-1 draw against Colchester, meaning that the Addicks retain a 9 point lead at the top of League 1.
There were extensive obituaries in the papers yesterday of Lord Wedderburn of Charlton. Born in Deptford, he was first taken to The Valley at the age of two. Although he lived in North London, he always said that Arsenal were never the same after he left Woolwich.
'Charlton Athletic' was listed as his sole recreation in Who's Who, although how much it is a recreation could be an interesting question. He often wrote to the Press Office at The Valley.