Cardiff at home. What was the score? Won 3-0
A nice little win yesterday. According to my regular post-game report from my mate it was a long way from perfection but we scored goals at the right time and there wasn't an awful lot to beat. However on the back of two hard away games, another clean sheet with Sam Sodje again at the heart of it, and another 3 points, life can't be bad. I just hope we get back out of the blocks after the international break slightly better than we did last time.
Sodje once again spurred Fortune onto another decent performance and the big lad was also on hand to put us in front. I hope New York Addick
had a few bucks on him as first goalscorer.
Big Chris Iwelumo must have some kind of whistle detector on him, as he seems to find the net just as the referee is to about to bring the play to a close. His third in a stunning week and a well deserved call up to the Scotland B squad
. I said after last week's win at St Mary's that he is not the ideal man to play alone up front but it is difficult for Pards to drop him.
The 4-5-1 can work at home as well as away although I still think the players need to be more patient with it, trying to play our way through Reid and Semedo and not lumping it forward. Thomas who is coming back to his swaggering best and Sam still need to hug the touchlines more and I would like to see ZZ more adventurous going forward. However back in 2nd chasing Watford is fine by me, strangely I would rather be the hunter than the prey.
Looking below us I wonder if Bristol City will now drop, a 6-0 hammering after losing their undeafeated home record cannot be good for their ambitions. Barnsley and Stoke have slipped and I find it hard to see beyond West Brom and Watford, however Magilton has got Ipswich playing some good stuff, although they have yet to win away. I note too that Sheffield United have started to put a run together and are now only 4 points from the play-off places.
Preston meanwhile look certain to have a new man in charge
by the time we play them live on television in two weeks time.Who was at The Valley: All Quiet
; Blackheath Addicted
; Charlton North Downs
; Addicks Championship Diary
; SE3 Addick
; Frankie Valley
; Kent Online
.What Pards' said: "I think we can play a lot better in this system at home if our energy levels are higher."
A bottle of fizzy pop for:
Jerome Thomas. Like Reid and Mills, Thomas is starting to believe and act that he can be head and shoulders above others in this division.