Charlton 2 Blackpool 2
In the car last night all the way home to my parents in Eastbourne, the fat lady sung like a red breasted robin. For what seemed like forever in a young child’s timeless mind back in the day not much ever happened to our beloved Addicks, the odd bankruptcy and ground move aside but yesterday marked the 5th relegation or promotion in just a splash more than a decade. Too much excitement if you ask me.
Yesterday in an hour and a half spell explained to me why we are bottom, I haven’t seen many games you know that. In fact I’d have been rather embarrassed if I’d seen them win, others have trawled the country in autumn, winter and spring and haven’t seen so much as a decent cross. The game didn’t mean much, although Blackpool fans insisted on dressing as Pans People, or maybe that was normal, I don’t know but the game kicked off with really only pride at stake and for large parts of it I felt kind of proud. We sung songs responded to encouragement from the Covered End and I stood when asked if we’d be back next year. I’m not buying a season ticket and I might just go to away games, but at least when I talk about how much “Charlton Football Club”
means I bloody well mean it.
As for the game, I actually quite enjoyed it, at one point it even looked like we might win. Ha, who am I kidding? Two clean sheets but yet the back four still looked like they had met off the internet the day before.
ZZ disappointed me, his interest rapidly disappeared and that stray pass that sent away the Blackpool chap for the penalty was frankly shit. Conversely Jonjo gave us all belief for the future…. come on Jonjo give us another year. At least wait until you can get in the pub to celebrate that cracking deal with Tottenham reserves!
I liked Racon again, Bailey played too wide for my liking. Burton was busy and scored, a striker scoring, what next? Sam was excellent in parts but he should be dominating these sort of games, and if he stays, which I think he will, the next manager needs to explain that to him. Lloyd Sam could be an absolute star in League One.
The back four isn’t right is it? I’d be happy for Hudson to go, he makes too many errors. Ward impressed me for the second Saturday running but on the day his parent club won promotion, it is futile to think he will be wearing a Charlton shirt after May. Youga was alright but I thought Agent Butterfeet was rubbish in my humble opinion. Anyone got any good reasons why Butterfeet, Ward and Kandol should start on Tuesday?
Finally, I was delighted to share a couple of pints with some fellow Bloggers
pre-game in the Rose of Denmark. When I say pints, CND
only actually had half as he dropped the remainder, sorry I couldn’t resist. Great company and like Saturday previous it is one of the many reasons why I will always be proud to be an Addick.