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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Charlton 1 Burnley 3

The Ostrich is famous for hiding its head in the sand at the first sign of danger and has become a commonplace symbol for someone who ignores bad news. And that's exactly how I felt as I slowly trawled the papers this morning seeking to minimise my depression by simply looking elsewhere.
Trying to understand the Balkans has occupied years of many peoples determined efforts and its hardly surprising that they fail to comprehend the region when you read articles like the one from the renowned Ed Vulliamy in the Guardian today. With the news that the the UN are still searching for Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic for their crimes against humanity and for the genocide at Srebrenica after 12 years of looking, comes the news that now the farce of the hunt for Karadzic is the subject of a Hollywood movie, The Hunting Party, in which Richard Gere plays a reporter. If you want to get a view on ignorant racism, start here.
While over at the posh_thingy there's the story about the 27 year old English teacher in Sudan whose seven-year-old pupils decided to name the class teddy bear Mohammed. As expected you can't go doing that sort of thing in a Muslim country and while its been suggested that 40 lashes would have been fair punishment for showing a lack of respect for another culture perhaps we need to remember the interfering, imperialistic part played in Sudan's history by ourselves and by one of our very own in particular, Woolwich-born Charles Gordon, better known as Gordon of Khartoum.

OK, OK, I suppose the football can't be ignored any longer, so here goes but you can't say I didn't warn you of the possible consequences of Burnleys handsome away record and even Pardew was at lengths, before the game, to make a case for missing out yet again, as we finally did, of course.
We've got our own match report in the guardian whereas both the telegraph and the independent only bother to give a place in their roundups - and the Independent, perhaps rightly, place us right down in mid-article in its fizzy round-up.
Lastly it's the posh_murdoch with a report, from the aptly named Rob Maul, and carrying a title that says it all really, "Charlton Give It Away".
And as we re-adjust our sights onto the Play-Offs come May, its perhaps worth noting that only 1 single point now separates us from 7th placed Stoke City....
The Addicks: Weaver; Mills, Fortune, Sodje (Bougherra 78), Powell; Ambrose, Holland, Zheng (Sam 78), Reid; Varney (McLeod 85), Iwelumo.
Subs (not used): Randolph, Semedo.
Goals: Reid 36
Booked: Varney 18 (handball), Mills 69 (handball), Reid 88 (foul on Gudjonsson)

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