Chelsea home.What was the score? 0-4
"And lets not forget Charlton are a good team but Chelsea were so good today that Charlton are best to just go home and forget about it
," ummm Ray Stubbs on the Saturday's BBC Final Score
But according to my mate Chris and my Ma and Pa who I'm staying with, Ray was about right, apart from the we "are a good team"
bit of course, because we are clearly not. Curbs called it disastrous because of the early cock up by Konchesky (give up the 'I'm the best left back in the club' Paul, we're not buying it) and a 2nd & 3rd right after half time from corners.
So Chelsea were sublime and we got what we expected and we can take away the fact that we at least showed up unlike certain other games this season but surely it's time for another shake up? JJ is not cutting it against decent opposition, The midfield combo whichever way you look at it has no invention whatsoever and we are more leaky at the back than a leaky thing. But who do we bring in?
Looking at the squad, and remember Curbs constantly bangs on about how important having depth is, there are very few options.
Ok, we have about 14 goalkeepers and I agree with others and think it's time for Kiely to be rested (apologies to the Demelza House Children's Hospice). In defence with Perry out for a month, Fish still returning from injury & Turner gone, we only have the untried left back Adam Gross, Mark Ricketts and Osei Sankofa who played 17 minutes at Old Trafford 2 season's ago plus Chris Powell out on loan at West Ham. So that's 4 left backs then.
In midfield Euell, Stuart and the seemingly useless Brian Hughes have all been tried and maybe apart from the veteran have made no impact this season. Then there is the Romm who appeared to make a stake for consideration after the late substitutions on Saturday. After that we are down to youngsters Stacy Long and Neil McCafferty.
Curbs has tried all the conatations possible up front - including playing Euell - with Lisbie and Jeffers currently sitting behind JJ & Bartlett in the pecking order. Behind them we have Alex Varney keeping it in the family, and the potential's of James Walker (0 goals in 10 reserve appearances) and Lloyd Sam (4 in 8).
In the past 11 months we have lost or sold the following players:
Paulo Di Canio
The following have joined:
Talal El Karkouri
Worrying isn't it?
Reports from those that were there: Independent
; Addicks Diary