Boro home. What was the score? Won 2-1
While my 6-a-side team were getting dumped out of the semi-finals, Darren Bent's brace gave the Addicks a vital victory at home to Middlesbrough today.
I was looking at the Premiership table yesterday morning and thinking that if Villa won yesterday and Boro' beat us today then we would be 6th from bottom. That would have made me nervous with a run of tricky games coming up.
Nevertheless I didn't account for Darren Bent, whose namesake Marcus missed the game with an old recurring injury. We've had more than our share of 'Friday afternoon players' recently, I hope he is not another one?
The performance sounded terrible in the first half so it was good to see Curbs try to change it by removing Bothroyd and Hughes for Euell and Thomas at the break. If only he had the confidence to set out with a more adventurous line up to begin with. It sounded like Myhre had another good game but where would we be without Darren Bent's 19 goals, eh?
A couple of side comments. How it must be nice to have a factory line of such good youngsters coming through like Boro do, and how many cracking goals has Mark Viduka scored against us over the years?
Reports from those that were there: cafc.co.uk
; BBC Sport
; Sporting Life
; SE7 Dreams
; All Quiet
; Come on Boro