Not much to like about this team
Frustrating watching the Addicks at the moment, and I’m thinking I may do something else with my time on Friday afternoon rather than watch the Accrington Stanley game from behind the sofa.
The biggest barrier to watching them at the moment for me is that as a team they are hard to like. What I mean by that is there are no characters, or any sense of leadership. Where’s the midfield terrier, who will chase anything and anyone all around the pitch?
There’s no exciting wing player who will get your bum off the seat, no one who will do the unexpected, even if was the 70% wrong decision, no talisman striker who can be relied upon for a sudden goal when one never looked like coming.
Over the past three or so seasons, on the pitch anyway, there’s always been someone to rely on, bank on, rally behind.
This squad and the way we are playing is missing an identity. I don’t like to dwell on previous players but there isn’t a 2021 Patrick Bauer, Dillon Phillips, Lyle Taylor, Josh Cullen, Joe Aribo, Naby Sarr, Ricky Holmes, Conor Gallagher or a gut-busting Jacko beating his chest.
Jason Pearce is a leader no doubt, but his career is coming to a natural close, Jacko was like Peter Pan.
Lee Bowyer, and Jacko have to recreate a personality for this team. So hard when no one can be at grounds to encourage and foster it, but Bow played every minute like his life depended on it. I’m a Charlton fan, I expect to lose more than we win, but please give us something to cling onto, and back, and to, well be proud off.