Ok, it's not like we've never drawn at home to Dagenham before.
Even in those heady days under Curbs we managed to make a right horlicks of it and needed a second attempt to see them off in the FA cup.
Todays draw was a completely different affair.
We entered the field of play in the same division, (which only shows how far we've fallen.... etc etc blah blah drone drone.)
Crispy couldn't make it today, being away in Belgium.
Early on, I sent him an update declaring the game to be a 'turkey shoot'.
It was so one sided we could have been 3 or 4 up before Llera finally headed us into the lead from a corner.
The rest of the first half was more of the same.
However, rather worryingly, Charlton just couldn't get the ball into the net again, despite owning the ball and rarely letting the Daggers have a kick.
The turning point for me came as we were wondering what the queue was like in the bogs and deciding if the now Autumnal temperature was cool enough to warrant a cup of something warm in a few moments.
We could almost touch half time when for possibly only the 5th time in the first period, the Daggers managed to get the ball into the Charlton half.
From my (rather good) view in the East stand, there then seemed to be a Dagenham player launching himself rather hopefully into space and then the referee pointing to the spot.
It seemed such a laughably poor decision we almost forgot to have a moan.
The (appalling all game) East stand lino, who must have had the best view of all, refused to get involved and suddenly from being 1-0 up and cruising, we were exiting at halftime with the score 1-1.
Over halftime, it would seem that Parky gave the referee Jon Moss the benefit of his wiser world view and got himself sent off.
Throughout the second half, Moss was almost the Daggers best player. He obviously had an axe to grind against Charlton so our booing him and Parky's outburst really were counterproductive.
I was almost shocked he didn't try and make a blocking move or tackle himself, he seemed so keen to stifle our attacks.
One example of many shockingly crap decisions was when Akpo Sodje was being held by the arm so he couldn't run onto a through ball. He tugged and tugged to escape but he couldn't free himself.
Moss blew for a foul and awarded a free kick........ for the Daggers!
Charlton weren't quite so in command in the second half.
Worner had to pull off some smart saves to keep the score at 1-1 but Charlton were still having much more possession and many more, (reward free), attacks.
As the game entered added on time again, Charlton finally made the breakthrough due to a well placed header from Jackson.
Charlton had seemed unlikely to get much from the game after Reid had left the pitch, injured, only minutes after entering play as a substitute.
Jackson pushed forward and Fry came on in defence.
At 2-1, the score wasn't really a true account of the game but I was willing to take the 3 points, despite all the missed opportunities to improve our goal difference.
Anyone who has been following Charlton for more than ten minutes would have been able to guess what happened next.
The Daggers went straight up the other end and Nurse finished off a really good move, bravely, at the far post.
Despite his general crapness, we couldn't blame that one on the referee. It was just Charlton pressing self destruct again.
Wish I was in sodding Belgium.
A Casual Rating.
The Daggers team can all have Lacoste polos for being most certainly second best, yet still coming away with a draw. They've now scored their first, (and second) away goals of the season and have something to build on. Well done Daggers and good luck for the rest of the season, at least until we head over there.
Ross Worner can have one too for a confident performance and some very good saves.
The most useless in a long line of bloody awful useless tier 3 referees can have a whole collection of dreaded Primark novelty slogan tee shirts for his 'performance'.
I hope we never have him again.
It's my fault really. About 20 minutes into the game, Crispy's father and I remarked that the referee seemed to be having a 'good game'.
Almost instantly, he turned to excrement.
Right now, I'm really rather teed off with Charlton.
Just a little note for the pinboard at Sparrows Lane.
When you've just scored, in injury time, to take 3 points, maybe a spot of defending might be in order?
So, back on Tuesday for more of the same it is then.