Charlton Athletic 1 Burton Albion 2
No one can defend that I’m afraid. It was demoralizing, despairing and repetitive.
Great start, took the lead, hit the bar a few times, goal disallowed but then the blasted rules f-d us over as they also allow the opposing the team to attack.
And sadly that was that. Their striker wanted the header more than our defence, then their bloke was allowed to walk unabated 10 yards and scored a worldly/ deflection/ lucky goal (*delete as appropriate) and we never in a million years looked like scoring again.
Burton have literally won almost 25% of their points in their 28 games in the two games against us. Burton were more organized, more hungry and much better. The only godsend was that Luke Varney didn’t come on with 10 minutes to go and get a hat-trick.
For all of the elation and euphoria at the end of September as Thomas Sandgaard saved us from ourselves, the season has turned pretty sour, pretty quick and for all the keyboard bashing opinions, the majority in the sack Bowyer camp, just the one man will make that decision. A decision that may also see others lose their jobs.
Lee Bowyer is becoming harder to defend I agree, but those players also need to take a look in the mirror tomorrow morning. Some, many, of whom one would think should be fighting for contracts whether at The Valley or elsewhere.
Valley Pass Live is the only thing worth watching these days – although our record on there since we poshed it up is shocking. Nevertheless it is taking all of Scott Minto’s media training and diplomacy to get him through these games. Curbs, meanwhile is becoming more and more despondent each game…. for despondent read honest.
I close my eyes and listen to Curbs and it takes me back some. He may not have been in some people’s eyes Harry Redknapp or Sam Allardyce or wait for it, Steve McLaren, but my does he talk some sense and have Charlton in his heart.
For the vitriol being thrown at Bowyer, he does too. But, as we’ve realized over the years, not many people are Curbs.
📸: Kyle Andrews