liverpool home. what was the score? lost abjectly 3-0
I don't think I have seen a performance so inept and gutless for a long, long time. The majority of the players wearing the shirt today were a disgrace. Myhre is exonerated and at least Holland looked like he cared but christ. A particular mention for Amady Faye who joined the small elite 'Mike Small club' today. It wasn't that he was bad, he did not give a toss. He ducked out of every challenge and went blatently missing until his number came up on the subsitute's board. £2m for a 30-year old who has never scored a goal and hasn't got any balls.
I know it was Liverpool and I don't care that we lost, although that wasn't one of the best Liverpool sides I've ever seen, it was the manner in which we lost. The first 10 minutes was straight out of a Carry On, it was shambolic with our captain at the heart of it. Traore is having a 'mare isn't he? I almost feel sorry for him. Did you know Liverpool fans had a song for our Djimi? It went like this:"Don't blame it on Hamann,Don't blame it on Biscan,Don't blame it on Finnan,Blame it on Traore...."
I think I'm going to cry.
With other teams picking up points above us, even the most optimistic Addick has to face realisation. We don't look like scoring, not without Andy Reid anyhow, and we used to wonder who would score if Benty didn't. Answers on a postcard. My dear old Nan had more teeth than the rest of our midfield and the defence has gone to the dogs since Reed took over and what's with the bloody hamstrings? We are a joke.
The January window is a chance to make some changes and get Simon Walton back but as we know from previous seasons it's not easy to bring people in or offload them and seriously whose going to want to join us?
That leaves us with our Head Coach. Please let us hope that his sparkly new 3-year contract has a break clause in it as big as Lake Michigan because no Charlton fan who still has their own mind can honestly think that this is better than under Dowie. He is in my opinion the new Ken Craggs.
Tuesday's game in some ways is irrelevant, although a certain Iain Dowie got us through 3 games and did something no other Charlton manager had ever done. Reed and the players need to give it their best bloody shot. If we lose to Wycombe, should we be pleased or should we be questioning the board's sanity in appointing a 3 man 'coaching team' without an ounce of managerial experience at the top level? Oh, or do we just keep on trusting the board?
As for me, I can't even tell you how hungover I was this morning when the alarm went off at 5.45am but I tell you what, I did it because I bloody care. Amady Faye would have just turned over and gone back to sleep!You what Les? "There were some great performances from the lads - some worked their socks off - so I was pleased with the work rate but we made too many basic errors." Other witnesses of our slow & painful demise: All Quiet
; Frankie Valley
; New York Addick
; BBC Sport
; The Guardian