Addicks 2 Ipswich 1
"Cranie once again failed to show the quality he is supposed to have and capped his underwhelming performance with an own goal. He was rightly withdrawn in favour of Semedo." - Wyn Grant
A welcome win Saturday for the Addicks. I 'watched' us go one ahead via 'live in-game text' on the official site. When I say live, I mean about as live as UKTV Gold +1 television. Fans glued to their radios on Charlton Life
told me that Ipswich had pulled the game back and we were unable to assert ourselves after again taking an early lead. Meanwhile cafc.co.uk
had us comfortably winning 1-0. Unfortunately Bermuda is 4 hours behind London and not 4 hours and 15 minutes, what a waste of time. So, with the thought of Super Kev still to enter the game I decided to go out for a cup of coffee.
But later texts from relieved family and friends came through that we had won and for those wishing for another defeat and the fast forward of Pardew's exit, well they must have gone home disappointed. I'm not sure I'd ever go to a game wanting us to lose but there does seem to be an undercurrent of those that at the present are. They for sure were certainly not around in the early 80's.
It was an important win with Varney seemingly benefiting from the presence of Todorov and the side overall performing a million times better with Jose Semedo on the field in the 2nd half, at the expense of Cranie. "Now Cranie has to sweat to see if Semedo gets the nod for the next game."
I flippin' hope so Al. Hopefully Nicky Bailey's hamstring will benefit from a two-week break.Addick thoughts: cafc.co.uk
; Blackheath Addicted
; Drinking During the Game
; Deepest Darkest
; Addicks Championhip Diary
; Charlton Athletic Online
; From the Hill to The Valley
; Charlton North Downs
.Tractor Boys thoughts: TWTD fanzine
; Jim Magilton comments
.In the press: South London Press
; Kent Online
; The Times
Cardiff in the Welsh Valley's in two weeks time.