Bolton home. What was the score? 1-2
I'm not sure who had had enough and wanted to go home first - me or my 5 year old son!
Admittedly we showed a bit more fight today, evidenced by the (remaining) fans clapping at the end which was returned by some of the players but it was a thoroughly depressing drive back to my parents home in Eastbourne.
I wasn't looking forward to the game, despite the fact that I was taking my son to his first ever match, I had a feeling we would get beat and Bolton, equal to us in so many ways, were yesterday on the pitch a long way ahead in skill, passing and team spirit.
The only shining light was a goal from Jeffers and some dazzling moments from Rommendahl. In the games I have seen him I still get that little lift of expectation when he gets on the ball and I think next season (if he stays) he will deliver the anticipation that we all felt when he was signed.
Curbs is blaming the whole team. Maybe it is time to look at himself too. We were crying out for a new striker and centre half in January. Both Ashton and Dawson were available but he didn't want to take the 'gamble.' The players do not look motivated, the team has let in an embarrassing 50 goals in the league plus 6 in the Cup. We do not create enough chances and when behind have rarely looked like we have the craft and tactical guile to win the game. There are obviously too many players in the squad that are unhappy with their lot.
Our season is over, and it is so frustrating again. I have to say I really cannot see us winning another game. I told you I was depressed.
My son turned to me near the end and said: "Not to worry Daddy, pretend we have scored 2 more goals and we are winning."
I looked at him, and he said: "See, you are smiling now."
If only it was that easy, it will be a couple of more years before he realises how hard it is being a Charlton fan.
Reports from others that were there: cafc.co.uk
; All Quiet
; Sky Sports