A blinded view but has Sinclair really signed?
Enough of that talk of shower gels and movies, what do we really think about the Addicks at the moment? Second-tier football has meant fifth-rate media coverage for me and others abroad so when it comes to enlightened comment its hard for me to give a valued view on the current plight of the team, and also our competitors to be frank.
The division as I expected is wide open, everyone can beat each other. Stoke lost to bottom-three Preston tonight
. West Brom, who I thought and others seemed convinced off, were nailed on to run away with the title a month ago. Watford are up and down like the proverbials and below us teams fall over themselves to get in the top six, whilst Palarse head back to the neverland.
Then we have Plymouth and Bristol City, whom without the help of the modern internet I wouldn't know one single player in their teams plus Stoke, whom some people think will go up automatically. Really? Help me out here.
Surely we are still in it, aren't we? 12 games to go, admittedly we need to adjust some team selection and Pardew seriously needs to earn his sometimes self-imposed reputation. The time is now Pards. Less balls spoken and more balls on the pitch please.
I am certainly not in the Pards Out camp but has he really signed Scott Sinclair tonight on loan from Chelsea? How many wingers do we need. And why isn't Semedo playing. And what happened to 4-5-1 away from home. Where has all our pace gone? And should we, whisper it, put Iwelumo in instead of Gray? Or, hold the back page, play Varney up front on his own. Has Padrew done that yet?
I don't know, I'm just some bloke who can't get the commentary and reads every single Charlton comment that I can digest in a day without pulling my grey hair out or getting the sack. The chase for promotion is going to go to the end, and the teams challenging, including us are each so erratic that nothing is certain. The cream rises to the top, we have some of that cream in our squad, Pards just has to stir it all together.
By the way, good luck to the youth team tomorrow
and I hope they get a good turnout. I have heard that Damien Matthews and Gritty have gotten them playing some lovely, fast paced football. Hey, Gritt and Matthews? Has a certain ring to it doesn't it? Just kidding Al.
Incidentially if all perspective of being a Charlton fan has gone, read this superb reminder
posted by Oggy Red
on Charlton Life
tonight. It is
why we love Charlton.