Reading 2 Charlton 2
I got caught speeding today. 35mph in a 22mph (the fastest you can drive on the island). This afternoon I had to pop out in the car and from the corner of my eye on what is about the only bit of dual carrageway on the island, I drove by two women hid under a bush with a speed gun and then around the corner I was met by a string of smug looking policemen. Smug copper gave me an appearance in court in May to get a fine.
I was so pissed off I got back to the office just before kick off and laid a couple of quid on Charlton to win at 10/1. I never bet on the Addicks, but I thought I was due some luck. Oh well, maybe I'll try Cheltenham tomorrow.
From the CAFCTV commentary it sounded a decent performance, that is now three good away results on the trot, shame about the last two must-win home games, eh?
No sign of any youngsters but eye witnesses say ZZ was a class above, guess we knew that, and Racon and Bailey both played well. Their penalty looked dodgy on Sky Sports and certainly the CAFCTV commentator thought we should have had one just after when Bailey was upended. As an aside, did anyone else think this commentator was a vast improvement on what we've had previously?
It was good to see us fight back, and credit to the players for that. Incredibly that is 4 points and 6 goals against probably the best team in the division. Steve Coppell said afterwards that it is "the promotion that no one wants,"
well the same could be said for relegation as again teams above us rallied.
Norwich won their first game in eight and are only a point behind Barnsley with a better goal difference, but the Tykes took a fine drew at St Andrews. Southampton were held to a draw at home by Derby, and Blackpool draw at Bramall Lane. Watford won again, at home to Forest and only they and Plymouth lost in the bottom nine!At the game: Addicks Diary
; Doctor Kish