AFC Wimbledon 2 Charlton Athletic 2
That was different wasn’t it? Let me just put this here ⤵️
“Plenty of huff and puff, the occasional bum off the seat moment, more hands over the eyes moments, saw plenty of the ball, but were sloppy and showed no real goal threat, and then there was another defensive lapse costing a goal.”
That’s what I wrote last Saturday.
The 4-3-3 with Millar and DJ outside of Stockley after Washington was taken off on 5 minutes was threatening and at times quite exciting, although often Gunter and Maatsen were a hindrance, but with JFC and Morgan pulling strings and looking to move the ball quickly the 1st half was fairly satisfying.
That is until we have to defend.
2nd half we started brightly but for the millionth time a team at the bottom of the table out-thought, out-fought and out-played us. The Dons in their new stadium thoroughly deserved their point and possibly should have won it.
Whether Adkins was purposely trying different ideas during the 2nd half I don’t know but players and formations were all over the shop.
Someone who wasn’t all over the shop was Ronnie Schwartz. I don’t think he touched the ball. He may be living in a foreign country on his own without his pregnant partner, but just checking here…. He is a professional footballer isn’t he?
I hope Thomas can pick a manager better than a player.
Nigel Adkins: “It’s good to see how people deal with the pressures of the game. It was very frantic. I’d like to see the team have a lot more controlled possession of the game, rather than it be end to end. I’ve got a chance to watch the game back now, reflect on it and learn from it – to see how we improve moving forward.”
Photo credit: Paul Edwards