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SWINDON TOWN: Charlton release statement regarding cancelled friendly

Swindon Advertiser: Charlton Athletic say they agreed a friendly with Swindon Town, only for it to be cancelled by the Robins yesterday Charlton Athletic say they agreed a friendly with Swindon Town, only for it to be cancelled by the Robins yesterday

CHARLTON Athletic have revealed that they received notice from Swindon Town cancelling a pre-season friendly yesterday lunchtime.

The Championship club say they agreed last month to face Town on Wednesday, July 30, shortly before they published details of the match on their official website.

However, Swindon never confirmed or announced the game and yesterday the Robins released their pre-season fixture list, which features a meeting with Leeds United on Tuesday, July 29 instead of the Charlton match.

A statement from Charlton this afternoon read: "Charlton are looking for replacement opponents for Wednesday, July 30th following the sudden cancellation of a planned friendly at Swindon Town.

"The two clubs had agreed on the pre-season encounter shortly before it was officially confirmed on www.cafc.co.uk on Monday, June 23rd.

"However, around lunchtime on Monday, July 7th the club received a notice from Swindon that they would no longer be able to fulfil the fixture.

"Later that afternoon the Robins announced a replacement friendly at home to Leeds United on Tuesday, July 29th.

"Charlton would like to apologise to any supporters who had already made plans to travel to the County Ground for the game and have been inconvenienced by the late cancellation.

"The club will announce at the earliest opportunity on www.cafc.co.uk if and when a replacement opponent is found."

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12:29pm Tue 8 Jul 14

GiulianoGrazioli says...

ouch! thats a sly dig!
ouch! thats a sly dig! GiulianoGrazioli
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

Not the best piece of inter-club relations. I suppose the Hockaday connection swung it. It makes us look opportunistic. Not sure how Charlton managed to confirm the original fixture on 23rd July though!
Not the best piece of inter-club relations. I suppose the Hockaday connection swung it. It makes us look opportunistic. Not sure how Charlton managed to confirm the original fixture on 23rd July though! Oi Den!
  • Score: 5

1:30pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Danielsan says...

Balls to Charlton
Balls to Charlton Danielsan
  • Score: -11

2:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Davethered says...

Very professional not
Very professional not Davethered
  • Score: 4

2:42pm Tue 8 Jul 14

smirg kcab says...

#shambles
#shambles smirg kcab
  • Score: 5

4:01pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Since 1950 says...

I don't suppose either set of fans could give a stuff truth be told.
I don't suppose either set of fans could give a stuff truth be told. Since 1950
  • Score: 5

4:29pm Tue 8 Jul 14

EastleazeRed says...

Not a very professional approach imo , recon they thought they could get better crowd entertaining leeds .
Not a very professional approach imo , recon they thought they could get better crowd entertaining leeds . EastleazeRed
  • Score: 3

5:15pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Oi Den! says...

That may be true 1950 but it's embarrassing for us and bit of a pain in the arse for a club that thinks it's got a deal and then finds it has to arrange something else. I think we did the same last season - Birmingham let down in favour of the Spurs connection. Not the sort of thing that helps our reputation.
That may be true 1950 but it's embarrassing for us and bit of a pain in the arse for a club that thinks it's got a deal and then finds it has to arrange something else. I think we did the same last season - Birmingham let down in favour of the Spurs connection. Not the sort of thing that helps our reputation. Oi Den!
  • Score: 6

6:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ciclosporindorset says...

The game will be at the CG so it is our shout imo.
The game will be at the CG so it is our shout imo. ciclosporindorset
  • Score: -7

10:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

stfcflag says...

Poorly managed, I'd rather see both games on just different dates. Sounds like very poor management
Poorly managed, I'd rather see both games on just different dates. Sounds like very poor management stfcflag
  • Score: 1

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