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No Wembley Way

Brentford 0 Charlton Athletic 0 (Brentford win 3-1 on pens)
We’re not very good are we? Throughout the 90 minutes we were always second best and I thought it a very disjointed performance with too many passes going astray preventing any type of momentum. Watching us is certainly not pretty and the 900 Addicks behind one of the goals deserved better.

Penalties are always a farce of course, but if you miss three of your four kicks then you get what you deserve. Strange however with Dailly lined up for the 5th that neither Benson nor Anyinsah didn’t fancy it.

Fortunately I missed the penalties as I was on the nursery run tonight and instead followed the finale on Twitter whilst driving along the narrow and windy Bermuda roads home. Brentford certainly finished the stronger and I don’t expect for a minute extra time bringing a different outcome.

Reid was our best player (I understand he won MoM), I know often he runs down cul-de-sacs but at least he is direct and causes the heart to flutter. I like Martin too, but he seems to be too clever for this division, too clever for Russ Abbott anyhow.

The back four was more solid and Carl Jenkinson had a fine debut at right back and deserves to start on Saturday over Francis especially if Francis is as crap as everyone says he is. Of course he won’t though.

Despite the fact I ordered the pink goalkeeper’s jersey for my son yesterday, maybe it is time that Robbie Elliot reverted back to the yellow.

Addicks at Griffin Park: Addicks Diary;
CA fact: Brentford keeper Richard Lee has saved 10 penalties this season!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Pedro45 #

    Even if Franny is dropped, Seip will step in…shame, Jenks did well and it would be nice to let him have a run in the side.

    December 15, 2010
  2. Hmmm, young academy product vs loan player – the olde argument….

    December 15, 2010
  3. Pembury Addick #

    Interested to see you bought your son the pink keeper top CA. I spent a lot of this season persuading my son how good it looked as he plays in goal for his local team; but he wasn’t convinced. I’d given up on getting him one for xmas. When he saw it in the club shop he immediately wanted one!

    He’ll have to wait til his birthday in Feb now – we have run out of money!

    As regards the game it was an improvement on Sunday. Wonder why Jacko hit it sraight down the middle? We all know where he put the last one – at least to one side would make it harder for the keeper. Mind you his next two saves were superb.

    Pembury Addick

    December 15, 2010
  4. You might have difficulty gatting the pink shirt in Feb PA. When I rang on Monday they had very few left with no sign of new ones coming in.

    As regards Jacko, even I know he hits them down the middle and I’m stuck on an island in the Atlantic! That first penalty in a shoot out is so important and Lee saving it was a big blow.

    December 15, 2010

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