Saturday, 24 April 2010
Exeter City 1-Charlton Athletic 1
This afternoon, a man with a nice, sensible haircut* managed to deny Charlton the chance to gain a top two place and automatic promotion.
It's the lottery of the Play Offs for us then.
I am an admirer of Paul Tisdale; he's done a fantastic job down there in Devon.
The game today seemed to be fairly similar to any other game Charlton have been involved in lately.
Dominance, be it shots on target, possession or corners means nothing if you can't get the ball into the net with the final touch.
Listening online in the South East London sunshine, it seemed as if it was one Charlton corner after another for periods of the first half.
Well done to Exeter who have given themselves every chance of remaining in League 1 with the result today.
The 1000 plus Addicks, currently making their way back from the South West, will be disappointed at the missed opportunity but it's been the slip ups at home to teams such as Leyton Orient and Brighton that have really spoiled our season.
So, at least two, possibly three, extra games now stuck onto the end of the season.
That's more much needed money from selling programmes and pies, the ticket sales, the television hand out, (oh NO, we still haven't won on TV this season have we?) etc etc.
The only blot on the horizon I can see, is next week we have Yorkshire on patrol, hoping to emulate Norwich City and grab Promotion at the Valley.
I have a feeling they might manage it too.
'Our' Darren scored for Sunderland today to defeat Hull 1-0.
It will now take a most implausible sequence of events to stop Hull City being returned to the Championship.
Dowie will no doubt be part of one of the networks World Cup 'dream teams' of presenters.
As for Hull?
He'll be long gone from them and waiting for his next chance to manage someone for less than 15 games.