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Charlton Athletic 0 Blackburn Rovers 2

Disappointing today. Another football for a fiver and another defeat.. that’s six in a row!

We just were not at the races, beaten by a better team who comfortably worked us out and took easy advantage in the first half and put it in cruise control for the second.

We started well, first ten minutes, but then went behind. A deflection helping Buckley score after he wandered around the edge of our box unmarked. I thought before that they should have had a penalty too. Pearce too often bundles his man down and gives referees easy decisions to make. This one went in our favour.

We were 2-0 down eight minutes later to silence a packed Valley even further. Another set-piece, and another goal conceded. Valley Pass was having a nightmare keeping up, but frankly it didn’t look like I was missing much.

A change of formation at half-time with Matt Smith replacing Pearce. As Bow said we huffed and puffed but even with Storm Dennis’ help we weren’t even able to blow a matchstick house down.

A couple of Taylor free-kicks aside, the game petered out with no one in a red shirt having the quality to spark us into life.

Classic Charlton today, and a shot across the bow to those Addicks getting over-excited about the remainder of the season after Tuesday. This is a tough and crazy division that can throw up all kinds of results. Anything less than 100%, and then that result will rarely be positive.

Addicks at The Valley: Blackheath Addick;
Bow: “Tony [Mowbray] is a very good experienced manager and he’s got his players to come here and do a good job on us and they did it well. They leave here with three points and they deserve it.”
Elsewhere: Other than Stoke all the teams around us gained points. Barnsley had the result of the day winning 3-0 at Fulham. Luton won 1-0 at Middlesbrough, whilst Wigan and Middlesbrough drew 2-2 and Huddersfield snatched a point at Derby. QPR beat Stoke 4-2.
Photo: @K_AndrewsPhotos

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  1. A reality check for those on social media who were talking of mid-table after one win in midweek and writing off those below us. We are in a relegation dogfight, 21st would be a great achievement.

    February 16, 2020
  2. Stwve #

    That was woeful, we can’t keep having Saturdays like this week and last or we’ll sleepwalk into relegation
    There was never a point when we were in control and cannot understand why we play a back 5 at home which is what it is in reality
    Surely on a day like that you pack the midfield (we’ve got a squad full) and be difficult to play through but Blackburn strolled through with ease – cannot see what Davis gives and why on earth would you put mcgeady out of position in the middle, poor tactics and even poorer execution
    If there’s more than 15K in next week I’d be surprised which may do us a favour, lose against Luton and they’re 3 behind when looking dead and buried a couple of weeks ago
    So hope we don’t look back and regret that poor Jan window

    February 16, 2020
  3. Steve #

    That was woeful – we cannot keep having saturdays like this week and last without sleepwalking into relegation
    Surely on a day like that you pack the midfield (we’ve got plenty) and be difficult to play through but there was never a point where we were in control, Blackburn strolled through with ease against our 3 – really can’t see what Davis brings and why would you play mcgeady out of position in the middle, concedes position so many times – poor tactics and even poorer execution
    Yep, football for a fiver is a curse, if Matt wants to rock the valley he should’ve signed a striker in Jan because Hemed despite his endeavour sure isn’t firing us to safety
    Back to 15k next week which may do us a favour, lose against Luton and they’re 3 behind and we’re in big big trouble

    February 16, 2020
  4. rierti #

    I thought the result midweek was a false dawn as Forest rested half of their outfield players, so it proved. As I thought the January recruitment looked misguided, why all midfield players when we needed to bolster defence options, I note the fragile Williams is injured again and is likely to miss upcoming games. Why persist with Hemed who looks completely out of touch. Now Bonne is fit I look forward to seeing him partnered with Taylor, with Green,Aneke and I hope Davison as back-up we should have enough options up front Despite the large number of midfield players available only Cullen and Pratley when fit are certain picks. Will George Lapslie be considered as he looked very lively in his comeback game for the U23s last week.

    February 16, 2020
  5. Ian Letchford #

    Just to say I enjoy your posts.
    From a fellow expat, but one who doesn’t get back to the UK.
    From a Aussie Addicks in sunny Queensland.

    February 16, 2020
    • Thanks Ian. I really appreciate that. Hope you stayed clear of the wildfires.

      February 16, 2020

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