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!