From the start of WWII in 1939 to Charlton’s Relegation from Top Flight in 1957
Charlton’s meteoric rise to the top of the Football League was halted due to the outbreak of war in 1939. The club (like every other club) were forced to play in Wartime leagues, though there was some success on the War Cups. Charlton’s cup successes continued after the war with two FA Cup final appearances including a win in 1947. Over the next ten years though the club steadily declined resulting in relegation in 1957.
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CORRECTION: Please note that Jimmy Seed’s sacking was actually on the 3rd September 1956, not the 1st. The 1st was the date of his last game in charge of Charlton though. Thank you to Jimmy’s grandson, Jim Dutton, for informing me of this. http://jimmyseed.blogspot.com
Part 3 of 7:
1956-1974 – In the Doldrums
1974-1992 – Decline and in Exile
1993-2006 – To The Premiership
2006-date – Post-Premiership