Accrington Stanley 1 Charlton Athletic 1
Just the two games left before the curtains can close on this ghastly season. It was an ugly game, which suited the majority of all that had gone before it.
We were terrible, undeserving of a last kick equaliser. A fuddled game plan in which the only plan appeared to play like them and just hoof up into the air at every oppportunity. More upsetting was the lack of determination and mettle to try to win the game, which we had to.
There is abolutely nothing to cling onto with this team. They, all of them, truly give you nothing to believe in.
Actually, we started the best we have done since Adkins has arrived, although by best I mean that we didn’t concede, and we just set our stool out for the ugly aerial combat that was to follow.
Playing Gunter at wing back seemed odd. I don’t think he put one cross in, his distribution is terrible and his overall awareness leaves a lot to be desired. Was there not another right footed defender of Welsh descent since 2007? He was culpable for the goal too. Backing off, backing off, Do we never learn.
Even Forster Caskey forgot how to pass it on the ground. What did Adkins tell them? The pitch is bumpy, so hoof it in the air? Greg and Terry in the stand on the camera side saw more of the ball than Gilbey did in the 1st half.
I’ve got to be honest, but I am bemused at what Adkins has tried to instill into the players these last two games. We’ve got what we deserved since Plymouth after we gave ourselves such a great chance.
Chuks should have started, even if he had to be taken off in an oxygen tank. He was again our only threat in their last third. He has to start on Tuesday. He had two of our three shots on target, and he was only on for a half hour. To sum the game up the camera director even missed our goal!
Roll on this time next Sunday. This squad have the least likeability and affinity of any Charlton team I have watched since I started supporting them in the mid 70’s. Definitely top 3.
Nigel Adkins: “It was an awful game of football.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews