Charlton Athletic 2 Gillingham 2
I was expecting a response on Saturday following the embarrassment of the week before
but what did we get? A couple of cosmetic team changes plus a new loanee, nothing earth shattering there. Jonjo Shelvey remained glued to the bench again. Am I the only one who thinks this vital 9-game run-in is desperately seeking a hero? Isn't Shelvey potentially that man? It ain't Lloyd Sam that's for sure.
What else did we get? A point against a team who had not won away all season and hadn't even scored more than a goal on anyone else's ground up until Saturday and then finally we all got a lecture from the manager afterwards."If there any supporters out there with the odd million pound floating around and they want to donate it to us to go and get a proven striker, like Norwich City did when they got Grant Holt, then I'll gladly go and get it."
Maybe you should have a word with Alan Pardew Parky, you must still have his number in your phone. I would say he might be a better revenue stream than your average Charlton season ticket holder and comparing finances to Colchester and Millwall? Really Parky?
On a positive note Parky's outburst shows that he has some balls. Mooney's ear-cupping meanwhile only proved the average intellect of a professional footballer. I agree with Kings Hill
and would be happy not to see that kind of crap in a Charlton shirt again. He's hardly going to score a goal like that every week is he?
It's all about to implode isn't it? Leeds have done this the last two season's, Forest before them. I think we all need to take a collective breath. Yes Parky we are third (I checked the league table yesterday as you asked me to), we have promotion still in our own hands. A run now until the end of the season will I think almost certainly secure a top-two place. We all need to do our bit and a couple of away games might be just what we need.
There is a lot of angst I know but the time for booing and moaning isn't now. It has been no carousel ride for Charlton fans these past few years but we need to stick together just for these last few weeks and then we can spend the summer calling for heads and watching player's walk out of the door all the while the club try to flog season tickets.
I will do my bit at the Colchester and Norwich games as I've just booked my seats. We have to stand together now. Let the manager motivate, the player's play and the fan's support.