Having scored nine goals and taken nine points from the last four games, it is suddenly feeling good to be a Charlton fan again. After a dreadful January that saw us score just one goal and earn two points, the team seems rejuvenated. The incoming players have fitted in very well and Guy Luzon seems to have the whole team playing with considerable confidence. So how did February as a month compare to the other months so far in Charlton’s league season?
February was certainly the most polarised month so far. During Bob Peeters reign, a massive 52% of all games ended in draws. In February there wasn’t one. The three wins of February are the most in any month this season, but then so are the three defeats. In terms of points per game (PPG) the healthy 1.5 of February is the third best so far this season. It’s not as good as those optimistic days at the beginning of the season with our 11 match unbeaten run, but it is head and shoulders above the dark days of winter when we only just scraped half a point per game. It is particularly pleasing that the club’s league position has risen from 18th to 12th over the course of the month.
It is perhaps to early to say if the corner has been turned yet, but both the performances and the results have been the best for quite a while. If a similar level performance continued throughout March we might reasonably expect to take around 8 points. That would bring us up to the 50 point mark and probable Championship safety.