West Ham away. What was the score? Drew 0-0
I enjoyed the game again today. I sat in the pub (completely on my own) and rarely fretted that our East End cousins were going to score. Myhre's great save and Kish's header of the line did ensure that we came away with another clean sheet and a point.
We do lack that cutting edge that you feel would nick us a goal and our set-pieces are both uninspiring and bloody obvious. However what we lack in class Hughes, Holland and Kish make up for in work-rate. Romm was our luxury player today but did not impress and was replaced a bit too late in my opinion by Thomas.
The game seemed to take on a pattern of periods of pressure swinging between the two evenly matched sides, although worryingly we never particularly gave Hislop any real cause for alarm.
I'm starting to think that Marcus Bent is a lazy sod. He has a nice touch and drops off to receive the ball in deep areas, but his workrate is not what we have come to expect. Bothroyd in his fleeting appearance looked to have a lot more passion for the game.
The major fret is over Luke Young's injury
though. He is already said to be doubtful for the Boro replay and I just hope that his twisted ankle won't affect his England ambitions. That would very cruel.
And apparently it was Teddy's 40th. You would have thought he was the Queen the way the commentary team here were banging on about it but nonetheless he has had a fantastic career and Curbs tried to sign him once you know?
Hayden Mullins man of the match? Erm, what about Chris Perry? I thought he was fantastic. He reads the game so well and it is rarely mentioned that he has spent his whole career in the Premiership.
Reports from those that were there: BBC Sport
: Addicks Diary
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