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Charlton fans vent anger towards manager and players after defeat at Leyton Orient

Charlton fans vent anger towards manager and players after defeat at Leyton Orient in their Boxing Day fixture at Brisbane Road.

Those in the away end that day could be seen demanding for Michael Appleton to get out their club while anger was directed at the players in calling them ‘useless’.

Leyton Orient managed to claim bragging rights following the London derby with Omar Beckles getting the only goal of the game.

It came on 80 minutes with Agyei doing brilliantly to get to the byline and cut back to Beckles, who swept the ball home from 10 yards out.

The result sees Charlton sitting 12th in the League One table with 29 points from 22 games played, 14 points behind the playoff places, while Leyton Orient are a place below in 13th with 28 points from 23 games played.

Orient: Brynn, James (Brown 70′), Beckles, Happe, Hunt, Pratley, El Mizouni (Sanders 85′), Forde, Galbraith (Agyei 78′), Archibald, Sotiriou

Subs: Turns, Agyei, Brown, Pigott, Howes, Moncur, Sanders

Charlton: Maynard-Brewer, Watson, Hector, Jones, Edun (Asiimwe 83′), Fraser (Watson 83′), Dobson, Campbell (Campbell 76′), Kanu, May, Blackett-Taylor

Subs: Thomas, Campbell, Watson, Tedic, Asiimwe, Anderson, Walker

“I think Charlton started the game really well and they have clever players up the top end of the pitch with Blackett-Taylor and May,” Leyton Orient boss Wellens said, as per beIN SPORTS.

“The first half was a little bit edgy with neither team showing the intensity and they can be a threat on the counter attack but our energy and pressing in the second half was excellent, particularly from our front four players and I thought we probably deserved the win.

“We knew would have to defend at times. They are a very good team playing forward and we tried to negate them having the majority of possession deeper. In terms of defending our box we were very good from Omar Beckles and Dan Happe.

“I’m very consistent in my way of thinking. I’ve always said this is progress we need to make. The last 170 minutes football following Bolton, and again this afternoon against Charlton, we’ve been excellent and will keep improving. Both of those are massive clubs and we need to keep learning.”

Meanwhile, Charlton’s Michael Appleton said: “If we get what we deserve today then we would have had a blatant penalty.

“It is what it is and it’s just not going for us as Dobson was literally dragged to the ground.

“I can guarantee if that’s up the other end then it’s a penalty. They would have surrounded the referee and I think we’re just too nice a group at times and we don’t have enough players with that ruthless streak in them to do what we need.

“It was frustrating and disappointing. I think when you get these type of games, where we looked a little bit nervous, the first thing you want to do is keep a clean sheet and that is something we’ve struggled to do that this season which has made it doubly difficult.

“If I’m honest I don’t feel we were under pressure, but they had a 10-minute spell and we can’t step away from the game losing with the opposition only having that short period. Ultimately you have to come through that and make sure the opposition don’t score.

“Overall though I just think we’ve showed a really lack of quality on the last few games in that final third.”

This is what Twitter users said as video footage shows Charlton fans vent anger towards manager and players after defeat at Leyton Orient…

@CAFCWOD: We can not give Appleton the January transfer window

@cafcchronicles: There it is, I think all fans agree on this. He is clueless……..#cafc

@dreddy2: Oh dear didn’t take long for Appy to be found out at Charlton

@LewisH92: Inject this straight into the veins.

@CliveR39: Sounds like the ‘Manager’/Head Coach has lost the crowd AND the dressing room now? Taxi for ‘Apples’? @CAStrust At least this time was watching from the (dis) comfort of my own home!

@ClarkixC: but they won the league in august? 🙄

@Dec2926: From a Blackpool fan Ik the pain of Appleton

@eggyjack567: Sat 12th in league one and complaining, try being a Hartlepool fan sat in the national league sitting 16th, then you’d have something to cry about, I’d happily be 12th in league one rn

@newtwiggallo: 20 years ago today we were 4th in the premier League…….

@StandingAlone77: One of the most toxic fanbases in the EFL. No manager in their right mind should take that job, poisoned chalice doesn’t even come close to describing it.

@Turkishcypriot8: Never wanted him. Totally wrong appointment, guys resume says it all, but the way the clubs gone, he’s probably about our level

@RossNaylor9: Appleton was an odd choice to start, a club of Charltons size and wealth in this league could have attracted better surely? You can have Crosby from us at Vale if you want tho? Plenty of us are happy to drop him off 👌

@TimRuffle: Worst team in my lifetime and I’m 49

@LeeBri: stow_91: Toilet football 🚽🧻

@mgwrexham: Just found myself down a rabbit hole on Appleton and his CV so unimpressive / bad – how do these managers get jobs at big clubs??

@Boy69Scotty: Charlton fans are the gift that keeps giving pmsl

@Brett33D: I did cringe when he came to you . He’ll fight you back now to prove an arrogant point

@isco_isco291: Everyone comes to Orient and starts abusing their owners or manager 🤣

@JakeW2311: Joke of a club. Lost only 4 of 22 in charge of them. Who would wanna play or manage Infront of these fans #cafc #charltonathletic

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