A 3-1 defeat, away from home, doesn't sound good and it really made bad listening on the CAFC player service.
A couple of goals from Graham Kavanagh put the game to bed for Carlisle, after Burton had managed to get the score back to 1-1 from the penalty spot just before half time.
Parky got himself sent to the stands, which may mean he has some charge or other to answer in the near future but all in all, it was a subdued Addick performance that all of us will be anxious to forget.
While grasping at straws, I will remind everyone that we might be in the middle of a bit of a 'slump' but we are still hanging on to second spot in the league.
I know we would have taken that position if offered it a few months ago.
(Why do people say that? Who actually would be offering these pie in the sky league positions?)
I'm awarding the Lacoste polo shirt from my Casual Rating to every one of the 500 plus Addicks who made it to the far North.
I salute you.
It is the clanging cliche of a 'long journey home' after such a performance.
I'm off to watch 'StrictlyXfactorbeenframedburp' while dodging the trick or treaters.