Man City away. What was the score? 0-4
Landed back into Chicago about 8pm tonight after a top but hectic few days at home. On Saturday I was with my son (4, lives with his Mum in West Malling) who I was very glad to see was not wearing the Stoke City top his godfather bought him this time around - it's alright, we've had words!
So my knowledge of Saturday's game at Eastlands was limited to 5 Live and BBC Radio London in the car and then Chris Kamara on Soccer Saturday. How amazingly, if not typically disappointing after the enthralling result on Wednesday? This is a text I got from my old mate Rauchy Saturday night who was on the train back from Manchester: "Absolute shit, we made City look like Brazil, glad I'm pissed it lessens the pain!" Well I was reasonably inebriated watching Match of the Day
later that evening and it didn't take away my pain. How bad
Kiely is having a nightmare start to the campaign (the 2nd goal about summed us up) and Fish and Fortune are looking so susceptable at the back. What has Perry done that is so wrong? I've looked back at last season's fixtures and it took us until December to let in 8 goals away from home (Southampton's last minute winner against us at St Mary's on TV).
Two days to go before the closing of the transfer deadline and all the talk is off strikers and midfielders, but isn't it at the back that we have our biggest problems? Or is our midfield just too lightweight? Away from home are Euell and Rommedahl too attack minded? Who knows, but we and Curbs have plenty of time to "think about it" (more
) as our next game is more than a fortnight away. From my little window on the Charlton world I do tend to agree with some other views that this could be a very volatile season and a throw back to our sides in the 80's when we needed to score 5 goals to win a game.
Reports from those who were there: cafc.co.uk
; The Observer
; Wyn Grant
; All Quiet