Charlton Athletic's Ricardo Fuller writes for the KM Group
If there was anyone left disputing the
incredible competitiveness of the Championship this season, their
argument was probably left in tatters on Tuesday night.
The main result of the night, of
course, was our brilliant 2-1 win away at Leicester.
It was a score that probably few
people expected given our recent form and the fact that Leicester
were seeking a seventh win in eight league games.
It was a great result and there were a
number of other ‘surprises’ not least bottom club Peterborough
winning 5-1 against Millwall.
Leaders Cardiff City also lost at home
for only the second time this season and it shows that anyone can
beat anyone on any given day in this division.
After Tuesday’s results, we had
climbed to 12th in the table, back in the top half but the
standings are so congested – with just eight points separating
eighth position to 21st – that mid-table obscurity is a phrase that
is meaningless this season.
I don’t think anyone expected us to do
this well. This team won League 1 last season and has come into the
Championship and done well.
On a personal level, I’ve enjoyed the
past six months and feel like I’m properly fit now.
It is frustrating not to have started
as many games as I would have liked but I knew the position I was
in with my fitness after joining the club when the season had
When you do that and try to play
catch-up after missing pre-season, you’re more likely to get
hamstring problems and I’ve had three or four of them.
But as long as I am fit and the
coaches can see what I can do on the pitch in training, then I’ll
be up for a starting place and the more I keep playing, the better
I’ll get. That’s the sort of person I am.
We’ve conceded a few late goals
recently and could be even higher in the table but that’s how it
We win together and lose together. I
know that the fans get disappointed but no one is more disappointed
than us and perhaps we showed at Leicester that we have learned
On the same night, our opponents on
Saturday, Nottingham Forest, won 6-1, so that was a quick reminder
that we’re in for another tough game at The Valley this
I made my debut for the club in the reverse fixture at The City
Ground and we will be going all out to build on our latest good