Charlton Athletic 3 Wycombe Wanderers 2
I was exhausted after listening to the game yesterday but equally I don't think I have been that engaged or excited or nervous in a Charlton radio commentary for some considerable time. It was important to win and we did, one can only imagine how Norwich fans feel today. Two Canary season ticket holders even threw their season tickets away
, I hope for their sake they got their relegation refunds during the summer?
At 2-0 we were playing superbly but I think we were too complacent when Llera was off getting stitches (if Mambo was among the substitutes I wonder if Parkinson would have made a straight sub?) but we will learn in this division how to defend leads better and also extend them. It was confusing to me why Parkinson took off Sam, more confusing than the actual formation change. Shelvey had done his work, and like last week wasn't quite at the races and perhaps he should have been relinquished.
Gray and McLeod should have both put the game out of doubt but once Zebroski got his second old demons came back to haunt us but despite a wonder point-blank save from Elliot and various off the line clearances we still won. We wouldn't have last season.
Of course we all want to win like kings and maybe we should have done. Last week at Bournemouth, in only a friendly I know, we dominated the game but could have ended up drawing it. It is a fine line and we do need more players, but Parkinson acknowledges that.
The noise on the radio was tremendous and the crowd of 16,552 was fantastic and I have to say I was very impressed with the new CAFC Player
. Onto Hereford then Tuesday, with Llera, Dailly and Richardson all carrying knocks I expect a few changes to the line up.Addicks' view: Drinking During the Game
; New York Addick
; All in a Day
; Addicks Diary
.Wycombe view: Vital Wycombe
.Quote: "We were probably lucky not to be more than two games down in the first half because Lloyd Sam was causing us a lot of grief, but in the second half our performance was really good."
- Peter Taylor