spurs away. what was the score? lost 5-1
Any hope was forlorn. That result has knocked me for six and it was painful watching the last 20 minutes. This despite an encouraging first 30 when I thought we had good control of the match.
Spurs probably had no more than five real chances but there is the rub. For all of our often surprising confidence in passing the ball around, it is only Andy Reid that has the ability to hurt opposition defences. With Darren Bent lacking confidence, and maybe struggling with an injury, it is no surprise that o.g. now ranks as our joint 2nd highest goalscorer.
Crazily in the last couple of minutes we had four good chances, each squandered but none more so than Faye's, whose howler just about summed us up.
Much will be made of the substitution and I'm sure detractors will lay the blame at Rommedahl's feet. I don't, I blame the manager, or head coach, because he's not a manager. Kish was the wrong person to bring off as it changed our shape, and he was our most dynamic midfielder.
The TV commentator said that it was a straight swap but you couldn't get two different players at the club. Yes, we had to go for a goal, but I would've worked around Kish, and replaced Sam with Rommedahl, in an attempt to use his pace upfront alongside Bent.
A Charlton defeat can often bring long and miserable Saturdays for me, particularly when I have witnessed it live but I fill empty now and as my fellow expatriated Addick said
, it's like watching a much loved relative whither away in front of you.You what Les? "We've had a very good, strong, heart-to-heart in the dressing room - a real constructive conversation - and we know exactly where we have to go from here."Other witnesses of our demise: BBC Sport; Guardian
; All Quiet
; Sky Sports
; New York Addick