I feel rather pleased that I managed to avoid last week's humiliation and that would of been just listening to it at home on the internet let alone actually being at Bolton to see the pile of poo Charlton served up to the expectant Addicks who travelled up there.
I could dwell on Curbishley's team selection here or his defensive tactics but what is the point? I just hope that the team heed some of Curb's comments
made today at the press conference. One thing that is not a given is team changes, "There's a big case for making quite a few changes, there's a big case for leaving it as it is and there's also a case for tinkering with it a bit. And I'll decide that before the game."
If for nothing else than to give the Valley crowd a lift when the teams are announced I think changes should be made. It will also send a message out to the players that so embarrassed everyone connected with Charlton last Saturday that those kind of individual and collective performances will not be tolerated.
I remember the first half of the Wolves away game last season which came after we got stuffed by Man City on the opening day. We need to do it again, pure & simple.
Rumours a plenty still continue on the new player stakes. I still really hope it will be James Beattie (who is still 'injured
') but I wonder how much cash we still have in our piggy bank. I am told via a mate who knows an agent on the South Coast (not Beattie's though) that we did have a bid rejected, contrary to reports. I just wonder if Richard Murray is playing the waiting game that has worked well for him in the past and as the clock moves closer to the end of the month we may get our man.
Darius Vassell is another candidate - if Beattie goes to Villa instead - according to the oracle that is the London Evening Standard
, as well as Andy Reid and a defender which I think is a must. Not withstanding the appalling defensive display at Bolton, I worry that Fish, Perry & Fortune are too inconsistant for the Premiership and the quality of strikers it contains.