Hartlepool United 0 Charlton Athletic 2
An enjoyable and stressfree morning sat in front of the internet commentary on Saturday. A healthy 505 Addicks (11% of the total attendance) enjoyed a victorious away day, let's make this habit forming not a rare sighting like it has been for too many seasons now.
Hartlepools are no pushovers, they have had a solid first week but what was pleasing was the way defended resolutely but sparkled going forward and christ on a bike, we even had a centre-forward score a goal. An excellent finish from Burton and reward for two fine lone striker performances.
Whilst witnesses questioned Shelvey's performance again yesterday, what hasn't been questionable is Nicky Bailey's attitude. Some had concerns during pre-season that his mind was elsewhere but the dynamo has grasped the captain's armband with relish - more please Nicky.
On to the Orient then on Tuesday, when an army of Addicks will descend on the east end. I'll be in Chicago but hope to listen in on CAFC Player. There are doubts over Llera's head injury. Hopefully he will play but I don't understand why Mambo is not on the 7-man bench.Reports: Drinking During the Game
; All Quiet
; Addicks Diary
; Doctor Kish
Courtesy of All Quiet's Twitter Page