Barnsley at home. What was the score? Drew 1-1
My 7-year old son was disappointed with the draw, probably because including a Chicago Fire
game, that was the 5th consecutive draw that he has seen! Otherwise he had a great day, joining in the singing in the Covered End but not surprisingly being a little confused about the song that began "Swing Low,"
not in his Addicks song book that one!
With only one Premier League Saturday 3pm kick off (don't you miss that?), Jeff Stelling's Soccer Saturday
was on Fox
here and Charlie Nicholas was at The Valley. At the beginning of the 2nd half they put something else on mind, but I managed to continue listening to it on the net.
Charlie's view was that it was an open game, with us playing some very good stuff at times, with ZZ and Reid at the core of it. My head was in my hands though when Jeff Stelling announced with 90 minutes up, "Charlie, you said that Charlton have been bossing the game, but I believe there has been a goal...."
Mind you it sounded like they could have grabbed all three when McCann contrived to miss a sitter right on time.
Barnsley are obviously a decent side and Simon Davey has got them playing some good stuff, but yet again reports from those there suggest we were a class above, although if late goals and indecision at crosses can be iradicated then I will feel even more confident.
Nontheless this was a tough run of games and now with 10 games gone, a true look at the table can be taken and I would have snapped someone's hand off if they put that in front of me coming out of the game against Scunthorpe on August 11th.Who was at The Valley
: Drinking During the Game
; Addicks Championship Diary
; Frankie Valley
: Sporting Life
; Kent Online
; Total Tykes
; Guardian Unlimited
.What Pards' said: "We're unbeaten in eight and our results are very strong and the club are where I wanted to be at the start of the season."
A bottle of fizzy pop for
: Andy Reid. My son's choice, it's not just his ability that endears him to fans, but his drive and determination too.