The snow was falling this morning in Chicago, the winter just won't give it up. I'm in the office just until lunchtime when I will head nervously home to sit and watch the Reading game. Reading have had a great season and today's match is arguably our hardest in a while. Royals fans normally take great pleasure in booing Alan Pardew, although even the most bitter will appreciate why us Addicks have taken to the man as we have.
I would like to see a bit more adventure in our play today and perhaps we should start with both Rommedahl and Thomas, with Marcus Bent making way allowing Zheng to sit behind Darren Bent. Has anyone else noticed how Pards likes to hint on team selection and injury only to 'surprise' us at kick-off? Thatcher was slated to play at Eastlands but didn't and Holland was supposingly "rested."
I would like to see both play later, although I expect Pards maybe unwilling to tinker with a back-four that has been impressive in the last 3 games. Nevertheless Reading's wide players are more able and nimble than Citeh's and Thatcher would improve our balance and allow Thomas more freedom to roam.
Saturday's results were generally good with Sheffield United and Wigan losing at home but bloody West Ham keep winning. I wonder what the FA are thinking after their crass statement that a points deduction would probably make no difference as the Hammers will likely already be relegated. Er, probably not. I can hear their arse's creeking from here, especially as Tevez is on a one man crusade to keep them up.
Anyway, it's snowing and the Addicks play at 2pm my time and I have enough to think about, so lets worry about ourselves. Give it everything from the stands tonight if you're going.