Back on plan
Leeds United 0 Charlton Athletic 0
Faith restored at a windy Elland Road this afternoon following an excellent Charlton performance deservedly coming back south with a point. Listening on the radio it was us who played the better quality football confidently moving the ball around while Leeds looked to hit it long for top scorer Jermaine Beckford.
Matt Spring was much improved against one of his former clubs and Sam Sodje in for Llera was a rock at the heart of the defence. Rob Elliot also stood very firm in the goal. For long periods of the game the 31,000 plus home crowd sounded anxious as I thought we controlled the game, particularly in midfield with the Jonjo and Burton duo playing together much more efficiently than on Tuesday night.
I will be interested to hear travelling Addicks' reactions to the game and the quality of this Leeds team, still unbeaten remember. With Bristol Rovers getting stuffed at on-song Norwich but with Colchester, Franchise and Swindon all winning the top of table below us has a more shrink wrapped look to it than in recent weeks.
Pride restored then and a great result to rebuild on at The Valley next week. One complaint.... what happened to CAFC Player
at the end of the 1st half? This following on from the loss of commentary on Tuesday night.Reports: Doctor Kish
; Addicks Diary
; Charlton Life
.Quote: "It's no good for us to resort to just bashing the ball up the pitch because that's not what we're all about, and when we got the opportunity to play in patches we did some good stuff."
- Phil Parkinson