Er.... well.... yes.... a corner
Gillingham 1 Charlton Athletic 1
A.... game.... where.... the.... pitch.... and.... our.... opponents.... didn't.... allow.... us.... to.... play.... to.... our.... best.... ability. Sorry I am just mimicking Emma the commentator on CAFC TV
and Radio London.
Not sure if you've had the privilege but she talks like she is commentating on a game of crown bowls, a bloody boring one at that. Her manner is so listless and sluggish that she appears to be a good minute behind the play. I'm not expecting John Motson but someone who can relay proceedings in a more germane way would help. Oh and what happened to the first 15 minutes? Yeh, yeh what do I want for £3.99 a month?
When I was (a lot) younger I would listen in bed to Radio 5 as it was called then, close my eyes and imagine being at the game with the players running around before me. One doesn't have to be Mike Ingham but broadcasters need certain skills to bring the game alive from the radio and without Tony Hudd to fill in the long gaps of nothing, all we got was directions down the A2, Sam Sodjer
and frankly a load of old drivel.
Anyway as usual Addick's at the game will give you far better colour than me on that performance but it was disappointing and a point was all we deserved despite taking the lead, albeit rather fortuitously from the wonderfully named Nutter but then we kicked ourselves in the balls by concededing again in the last 10 minutes.
Our front two sounded very sterile and Sam needs to refind the form that won him Player of the Month. Otherwise the Gills with a good home record on a poor and by all accounts small pitch prevented our midfield from gleaning out any inspiration and it became a bit of a slugfest. Dave Mooney made another impressive late appearance but personally I would have brought Shelvey on hoping for a moment of magic in front of a packed away end.
We have seen Plan B, it is, well a plan but I would hope that Parky reverts to Plan A next week at Carlisle. Let's see Shelvey back with Burton rested and Mooney up top with McLeod ready to come on from the bench.Reports: Addicks Diary
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