watford home. what was the score? drew 0-0
It was tough being distanced again back on my sofa listening to the internet, but at least we didn't have to endure that doom monger Steve Brown.
In many ways it was like the Fulham game, in that we were extremely positive in the 1st half but ran out of steam in the 2nd. By all accounts Reid was outstanding in a role that many of us had hoped he was signed to do. Diawara endorsed what I said after the Fulham game. Some neat football, the return of Thomas, Dowie's bold decision to switch to an attacking use of a 4-5-1 were all positives.
The negatives, on paper anyway, all seem improvable. Rommedahl needs to be more effective after he has got past the first man, our set pieces need to have more cutting edge and the coaching staff need to work on our final third pass. And if Bent doesn't score we need others who look like they just might.
I am worried, but probably would be more anxious if we were in the same position with Curbs as manager with the squad he assembled last season. The Cup game with Bolton may do us a favour Wednesday as we look to build confidence and fitness before St James' Saturday. Keep the faith, the clocks haven't gone back yet.Dowie watch:
Proved he is willing to change the 4-4-2. The system allowed Reid to excel, although Benty appeared isolated. Diawara looks a very good signing. The point did break the disastrous run, but clearly he is feeling the pressure however the majority of fans still seem to be behind him, despite some final whistle boos.Quote: I understand [the booing] and I have to accept that blame. At home against Watford, bottom of the League, I am not going to try to spin it away. We have played eight games and got four points. The fans are entitled to vent their feelings. I have had good support here, so if there are any brickbats to be thrown you have to take them."Opinions from those that were there: The Independent
; The Times
; All Quiet
; Addicks Diary