Charlton Athletic 0 Barnsley 1
Another flop in front of an expectant full house. Over the years Charlton haven’t discriminated between a TV audience or a large crowd to ruin our weekends.
Barnsley sounded deserved winners, playing with more quality and the predictability of our midfield returned after the fine win at Blackpool. From what I have read, CAFC Player failed to show up again, a bit like our midfield, we struggled to create chances and it also appeared to be a real sluggish start, which with a packed stadium is hard to figure out.
I think we definitely suffered from the international break and the result may well have been very different if we played the Tykes the Tuesday after the Blackpool game. Now we have to schlepp up to Elland Road and their lovely fans on Tuesday night without the injured Ricardo Fuller.
Zero points from two home games against Watford and Barnsley is unacceptable and looking over our shoulder will be a lot less stressful if we can start to put together a run of home form. This ain’t getting any easier and Powell will need to lift a few heads and renew some belief before Tuesday.
Addick Bloggers at a packed Valley: Ramblings of a Football Fan; Drinking During the Game;
Powell-ometer: “A bad day all round” Powell said. Incredibly by just after the hour all three subs had been thrown on but the midfield, whether it is 4 or 5 of them are struggling to dominate games in this division.
Elsewhere: Palace were 2-up at home to Millwall but it ended 2-2 in front of 10,000 less people than there were at The Valley. Leicester went top after drawing at Birmingham. Cardiff went down to a revitalised Forest 3-1, Huddersfield are 3rd after beating Wolves and Hull are into 6th after beating Ipswich. Brighton lost at home to Boro, Derby and Blackburn drew and Watford beat Peterborough in the last minute. Managerless Bolton and Burnley both won at home to Bristol City and Blackpool respectively. Charlie Austin scoring for the Clarets again.