Sunday, 12 December 2010

Pony Express.

Charlton Athletic 0 - Walsall 1.

Charlton weren't even at the races today.

I'm struggling to think of a single player wearing red who managed to come away from today's game with a little bit of credit.

I'm settling on a player who was wearing pink, goalkeeper Rob Elliott, who managed to at least keep our hopes alive when he repelled a 1:1 chance late on.

Ultimately, it was completely 'pony' from our boys.

As ever, when playing the teams at the bottom, Charlton managed to blur the quality line so successfully a random viewer would never have guessed we weren't the team struggling at the basement.

What a random viewer would have been doing at todays snore fest I've no idea but you get my point.

A poor crowd treated to a poor game on a poor day for football, (cold, Sunday, near Christmas etc. etc.)

Luckily, we have the chance to get back on that winning train on Tuesday evening.

It can't possibly be as bad as today but even if it is, I hope our supporters get behind the team rather than booing.

After ten games without defeat the team know we can cheer when things are going well. They need us even more when things aren't quite so rosy.

A Casual Rating.
The poorest of poor team performances.
We weren't out thought tactically, just outplayed by a team who seemed to sense it was their day.
Nobody is getting the Lacoste polo shirt this time.
I assume the entire team will be wearing the dreaded Primark novelty slogan tee shirts at training tomorrow morning.

Ref Watch.
Nothing to report here.
He seemed to keep up with play and even the most fanatical Charlton supporter would find it impossible to blame the officials for the result.

We did enjoy watching the East stand lino's Man Boobs swaying as he ran.
It was that kind of afternoon.

See you at Brentford for, we hope, a much better performance.


Basta Fuerte said...

Very good blog, I leave mine

We read, greetings.

Anonymous said...

Swear I could see his bra strap at the back.

Marco, I'd love to comment on the game, but Mr Hope and Miss Xpectancy walked out the door a few months ago - and Master Pants walked in!

Pembury Addick

Hungry Ted said...

A very peculiarly shaped Lino. He would have done well to have pulled his shorts down from under his armpits as well.

One thing that did make me laugh today (no, honest) was seeing a chap get up from his seat midway through the second half (before they'd scored) and hearing another bloke several rows back shout "oi, you coming back mate? If I've got to stay here so should you".