Massive 3 points
Milton Keynes Dons 0 Charlton Atheltic 1
Immense performance from Charlton today and for once we helped ourselves out as others around us fell. We now have a vital game on Monday which Parky and the players have to approach positively.
The radio commentary team were full of praise for Racon, Semedo, the back four and in particular Darren Randolph, who made three spectacular saves. Spare a thought for Randolph sat on the team bus tonight, he has waited patiently a long time to reap some lavish praise. Well done Darren.
We are way past the period of the season when it is about pretty football but passion, bottle and intelligence are far more important characterisations. The noisy 2,500 Addicks were the 12th man in the 2nd half and as I have written before whatever the opinions and idealogies, we now all need to be as one.
Nicky Forster showed his vast experience after winning the penalty and had a long wait before he stepped up to slot home for the massive winner. Parky also showed good common sense with the subsitutions. Shelvey and Akpo were both very involved holding up play and providing excellent channels for Racon and Semedo and Sam and Reid.
It is interesting that the middle four in the last two games has been much more joined together than when Bailey was playing. Nicky of course has been so important to where we currently sit in the table but as others have said I felt he was sometimes more of a hindrance than a help, this fact not aided by Parky's constantly tinkering. Conversely the Nicky Bailey that we all love will be absolutely raring to go when he comes back from his injury.
So a massive 3 points. Keep it going Charlton.Bloggers: Addicks Diary
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