Change it Parky
Charlton Athletic 1 Tranmere Rovers 1
I am glad that we now go on the road for our next three games. On form and on paper (Walsall, Swindon and Bristol Rovers) each look very difficult, but as 'Fortress Valley' tumbles down before our very eyes these games might lesson the weight of expectation on the player's (and probably more so the fan's) shoulders.
Yesterday's result means that since the Millwall game we've collected just 6 out of the 15 points available at home. We'd dropped just 4 before that. Whether it is the transfer window or the weather, Parky needs to shake us out of this torper.
I said it last week
and I will say it again, the squad's quality's lends itself to a five-man midfield. It worked like a dream early season until it became stale. We now have three good wingers that could excel in this formation. Mooney and Burton are too alike and Bailey and Semedo are not gelling. Bring back Racon or Shelvey to play behind Burton or drop Semedo and play Bailey in front of the back four readily interchangable with Racon with Shelvey or McKenzie as the deep lying striker.
A five-man midfield adds protection to the back four and if played correctly, like it was early season, the system adds more creativity, especially if Racon plays, who will naturally look for the threaded pass and not knock it instinctively long.
Yesterday was very disappointing, expressly for the 16,000 who were there but a long season is not without hiccups and remember this is Charlton we are talking about. Adding Kyel Reid is looking like a good throw of the dice Parky but throw it again on Tuesday please and let's get this season back on track. Come on you reds.Reports: Drinking During the Game
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