Charlton Athletic 2 - Swindon Town 4.
Well, that didn't go very well did it?
As ever, we saved one of our worst performances for the television cameras.
We seemed fortunate to go ahead through Jackson. The Swindon players chased after the referee claiming a handball but he saw nothing in it.
From then on, it was all Swindon.
Poor or non existent Charlton defending gave Swindon every chance to equalise and then go on to score a hatful.
By the time Abbott had scored, (a remarkably well taken goal considering his propensity to showcase the airshot when inside the opposition penalty area), the game was already up and many Addicks had vacated the Valley.
A chorus of boos rang out as the disconsolate players trudged off.
It was one of those days to forget.
A Casual Rating
I really can't be bothered to award a Lacoste polo this time.
Charlie Austin was probably as close as anyone could get to the award but I'm feeling childish and I'm not giving it to an opposition player.
As for the Primark novelty slogan tee shirt, I fear I'm going to have to order a lorry load if this performance is an indicator of what's to come.
The referee probably did us a favour with Jackson's goal but then seemed to be fairly ok, despite obviously having a grievance with Kyel Reid for some reason.
Perhaps they've met before and Kyel gave him some chat?
So, it's back to work tomorrow, with the prospect of Spurs at the Lane on Sunday.
Somehow, I don't think 'Arry is going to be quaking in his boots at the thought of our team arriving.
Let's hope Redknapp takes it easy on us and rests a few key players............ all of them except the dodgy keeper would be great thanks 'Arry.
I wonder how Parky's 'chat' with the new owners is going?