Little short of a disgrace
Northwich Victoria 1 Charlton Athletic 0
To think I wasted 2 hours of my life to watch that load of bollocks. Fiddling around with internet feeds, listening to some bloke doing a thankless job
in front of the television, and all the time I could have been enjoying my family, been outside in the sun or putting my odd socks into pairs. The couple of hundred who made the journey deserve an apology and I heard they didn't even get acknowledged by our lot at the end.
From start to finish we were second best in every way. I wasn't expecting a great performance but I was expecting some heart. Rapidly this season is quickly following the pattern of the last three and the low blows to Addick fans everywhere keep on coming.
Ultimately the FA Cup this season doesn't bother me, I suspect like most Charlton fans, but what does bother me is that losing was no suprise. Come on, who's surprised? The only surprise is that was only the first time we've lost to a non-league team in the club's history! Taking nothing away from Northwich though, they thoroughly deserved their win.
The manager will be getting it in the neck, at least until he has an opportunity to right today's humilation against a team 76 league places below us. Yes Parkinson select's the side (agreed McLeod as a lone striker appeared a rough choice even before kick off), sets the team up, prepares them and gives them the belief and encouragement to play but apart from Randolph, Dailly and Sodje the entire team should be lying in bed tonight embarrassed by their day's 'work'.
Doubt has taken root for a few weeks now and after 3 completely ineffective displays against inferior opposition it has well and truly starting to sprout. It is paramount that the next week brings positive results so we can erase today's nightmare otherwise the doubt flower will be in full bloom and it will be time for the shears.Quote: "We lost 0-1 to that team so far below us!! Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr."
- An email from my son after the game.Reports: All Quiet
; Out in the rain
.Media's glee: Telegraph
; Daily Mail
Courtesy of Big Dave Lockward