The week ahead sees the six sides above us play on Tuesday and we face the prospect of going to Notts County on Friday knowing that a win there still might not be enough to get back into the play-off places.
Yesterday's result will stand out at the end of the season as the one where we lost the chance to stay in the hunt for the automatic places. It's not the end of the world and we are still in contention with our games in hand for a play-off finish, although I can still see us ending up short.
There is a lot of negativity around about the fact that it was "typical Charlton" yesterday, in that we let ourselves down in front of 24,000 home fans. We shouldn't beat ourselves up over it. The fact is we managed to pull that number in and it seemed to me like many were genuine first-timers for whom the result may not have been the be-all and end-all. The size of the stadium and the gate may have been enough to make more of an imprint on the minds and memories than the result. It certainly wasn't the memory of a winning performance that I think of when I first fell for Charlton. The Valley, our locality and our supporters were just as compelling as the quality of the football.
I hope Messrs Slater and Jimenez are encouraged to get back on the horse and repeat the feat in the not too distant future. Wouldn't it be great to finish the season with another full-house against the Monkey-Hangers?