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Burnley 3 Charlton Athletic 0

Sadly not an entirely unexpected loss today to an inform Burnley, although the Clarets dented our confidence further inflicting our biggest defeat of the season. Danny Ings put them in front before half time and then Sam Vokes killed any hope that we may have had of getting something from the game making it two in the 67th minute and then added more misery with his second right near the end.

The results for teams around us were pretty kind and as Powell said after we are not alone in our early season form. In fact I noticed that already some gaps have formed in the league, which was never the case last season when the table was always very concertinaed.

It sounded another wretched performance and confidence is low with both players and supporters. Jackson and Pritchard are now added to the injury list, although Kermorgant did get to stretch his legs for the last 10 minutes today. Powell highlighted afterwards, if it was needed, the small squad he has to work with and we know where those decisions lie.

We can’t buy a clean sheet and on Tuesday we play probably the best team we faced last season. The Addicks had these kind of runs last season and we need to stick together, but I sense the atmosphere Tuesday could go a bit south. The players have to step up, and Powell needs to work this latest conundrum out quickly, but for me, my indignation will only be directed one way.

Addick Bloggers at Turf Moor:
Powell-ometer: I can’t knock his team selection. 4-5-1 seemed sensible and I was pleased he re-introduced Cousins, but this is a very sticky time for gaffer.
Elsewhere: A crowd of almost 30,000 saw Forest beat Derby, which resulted in the first Championship managerial casualty. Nigel Clough was surprisingly sacked tonight after four and a half years in charge. QPR easily beat Middlesbrough 2-0, Watford beat Wigan 1-0 with a late winner and David Nugent scored twice as Leicester beat Barnsley. Jordan Rhodes also scored twice as Blackburn won at Bournemouth 3-1, Ipswich beat Brighton 2-0 and Reading beat Birmingham by the same score. Millwall collected their 3rd straight win over Leeds, Doncaster won at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton left it very late to grab a point at home to Yeovil. Huddersfield and Blackpool drew 1-1 on Friday night.

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