Charlton Athletic 0 AFC Wimbledon 1
Another disappointing but hardly surprising cup night at The Valley. We’ve made so many League Cup 1st Round exits in the last decade another one hardly registers.
In positive news we did actually have a shot on goal – Davison one-on-one seeing their ‘keeper save. Also in better news the teams did enter the field to the time honoured Red Red Robin.
By that time Davison spurned his chance we were already chasing the game and there was very little to get the sparse crowd excited and AFC Wimbledon ran out deserved winners. The Dons actually made more changes to their side, which shows the lack of resources Adkins has available.
It has been a pre-season and a start to the season which does little to signal thrilling times ahead. Addick’ fans need some reassuring and stimulating news this week. What we have before us currently is not even more of the the same.
Nige: “Well this is our squad, at the end of the day there needs to be a pathway for the Academy into the first team, but this is our squad of players.”
…. and that squad Mr. Adkins is far from what is needed to compete in division 1.
Just to remind you, the season started LAST Saturday, not with the closing of the transfer window by which time we would have played five matches. So far it’s 1 home draw and 1 defeat – hardly world-beating is it?
Either there’s a reluctance to provide the funds needed or the recruitment team are not up to scratch, it appears that very little has been done to get a competitive squad together in time for the first league match on 7th. August.
It’s no good treating a league cup game like a pre-season friendly – if you don’t want to compete, don’t enter the competition …. and that also applies to the FA Cup. All you are doing are cheating the people who pay to attend these ‘meaningless’ matches.
I get the distinct feeling that Adkins is turning into a Gobby MkII with his constant up-beat messages when the contrary evidence is clear to see. Let’s hope that new recruits come in very soon otherwise we will end up chasing the season as others leap ahead in the table.
Saturday will be a match up between Gobby I and Gobby II in my book – I’ll make sure to avoid both press conferences in order to preserve my dwindling sense of humour. At the moment a draw looks to be a good result for us – instead of putting a very average division 1 team to the sword, as we should be doing.
Sandgaard would do better to put his guitar down and pick up his pen to sign a few cheques to bring in the players the club needs to get out of this damned division 3 once and for all. Come on Thomas – you’ve done all the chat, but actions speak far louder than words.