Spare a thought for Rob Elliot
Among today's happy Addicks, spare a thought for 19-year old Rob Elliot. He was minding his own business learning the trade from the bench, and doing pretty well
, at hapless Notts County
, when suddenly their first choice goalie gets injured and the youngster is thrown in for his league debut against Boston.
76 minutes and all is well, Elliot is keeping a clean sheet and has made a couple of vital saves but then in the last 15 minutes the Magpies defence crumble and they concede four goals (2 in the last minute) mainly down to defensive cock ups including one from the Addick himself when he messes up a clearance.
It was so bad that the County manager today felt compelled to issue an apology: "The defending was just so poor for the goals and you can only feel for our fans who paid good money to again see us beaten,"
Ian Richardson said.
And then to top it all off, poor old Rob finds out today that during the game he may have broken his nose!