Burton Albion 4 Charlton Athletic 2
Well that was a shocker start to finish. I think the players were starting to believe their own press, hopefully it will bring us down a peg or two.
Burton looked like scoring every time they attacked, yet three of the goals were defensive cock-ups, the opening two absolute howlers. I have to say Pratley and Gunter got found out tonight, one band aid too many.
I’d have brought on Oshilaga and Pearce at half-time. Heck, shame we can only have five subs, I’d have taken the lot off. in fact Bowyer had already yanked Bogle.
We were poor across the park, abysmal in fact, midfield was all over the place, the front players ran down dark alleys. We were chasing the game from the beginning and Burton were deserved winners.
Tough old league this, as we know, and there will be other bad days and nights at the office. The mark of a good team is how they bounce back. The next game can’t come quick enough.
Someone once said that it’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.
A fair few including Bowyer himself have compared the debacle to the Scunthorpe game two years ago. I only mentioned that game the other day in post!
You have to remember that potentially there was a bumper iFollow crowd today with the chance to win a Range Rover. How typically Charlton!
Bow’s thoughts: “Poor from start to finish. Too many people going through the motions. You can’t give teams, no matter where they are in the division, a two-goal head start. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
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