18 and counting. Addicks 0 Forest 2
"The fans care but no-one cares more than me and the players; it's our livelihoods." - Phil Parkinson
It must have been harrowing watching that yesterday. I felt physically sick after Forest scored their second sat here listening to the commentary. We were so bright and energetic early on with Shelvey pulling all the strings, but chance after chance went begging and, let's face it we were all thinking the same weren't we?
Defensive lapses did for us again, and Forest rolled in two goals in as many minutes, the 10th time in 13 home league matches this season we have let two or more goals in.
7 points from safety, 8 in reality taking into account our goal difference and this group of players will be remembered for generations with the worst record in our 103 year history. Is it really the worst team though? Confidence is horribly non-existent but are defenders Murty/Cranie - Hudson - Fortune - McEveley/Basey/Youga really that bad? How many players signed under the current and previous regime have improved under their tutorship and coaching? I'm finding it hard to think of any over the past 3 seasons. Perhaps a title for another post another day.
As I said yesterday
I am warming to Parky, but was anyone else offended by what he was quoted as saying (above) post match yesterday? Livelihoods? Well to hell with them, they are obscenely well compensated and will soon be off spouting their loyalty crap somewhere else whilst you and me are still sat shivering in the East Stand with our scarves on. And livelihoods? Ask some of the non-footballing staff at the club about livelihoods when they are picking up their P45's in the summer.Thoughts of those at The Valley: "I am looking at the wall and the writing is on it. I have never felt so despondent about a season as this." - From The Hill To The Valley
; Drinking During the Game
; Addicks Diary
; Blackheath Addicted
; Kings Hill Addick
.Reports: "Shelvey was a delight throughout"
; The Times
; Sunday People