I gave up watching pre-season friendlies a long time ago for the following reasons:
a) I object to paying good money for what is basically a kick about.
b) They play with your expectations. I have seen us win every friendly at a cantor, only then for us to lose the first 6 games when it really mattered. Equally I have watched us get stuffed by all and sundry and then go unbeaten for our first 10 league matches.
c) We never play anyone decent.
This pre-season has so far only underlined my feelings. Beating Welling 8-0 should be a given, Kishishev is only going to score a 35 yarder on the training pitch or in China and being 2-0 up and losing 3-2? Show me a surprised Addick!
Our next game is tomorrow against Guangzhou Sunray Cove
who it turns out are a reserve team! Good old Charlton, we play all the top sides in pre-season. And like the other night it seems that Guangzhou will be looking for volunteers
to make the numbers up as they haven't got enough players. Oh well, it's only a friendly. Come on you Reds