Watford 1 Addicks 0
""(The penalty) obviously changed the game in terms of making it very difficult for us." Few neutrals would disagree with Pardew, whose team also produced some pleasing stuff." Telegraph
A welcome return Saturday morning to live commentary from BBC Radio London
, although it didn't do much to prevent me spending long spells working in the garden. Reports of the game suggest we were better than what the commentary team relayed, although after we lost Youga the final result, in my head anyway, always appeared conclusive, this despite last season's sterling 10-man performances, in which we never lost on albeit too many occasions.
Losing wasn't the biggest disappointment though, it was the injury to Therry Racon, my man of the match last week, and again appreciated by Addicks at Vicarage Road yesterday until his late exit with a broken metatarsal in his foot. Shelvey and Holland can each partner Nicky Bailey, but I feel at present anyway the young Frenchman was our best option.
The performance and effort then was not lacking but any creativity and decisive forward play was. One could argue that Torres and Keane would struggle to score in this Charlton team but I for one am waking up to the fact that we won't be seeing players of that quality for some time again down at The Valley.A word from Pards: "Harsh."Addick thoughts: cafc.co.uk;New York Addick
; All Quiet
; Drinking During the Game
.Watford thoughts: The Orn Identity; Tommy Smith comments.In the press: Sky Sports
; BBC Sport
Reading on the box next Saturday breakfast time.