Charlton Athletic 2 Accrington Stanley 3
There’s not much else to say is there?
My biggest concern as I get ready for bed, is that when I wake four hours after many of you is that Nigel Adkins will still be the Charlton Athletic manager. I feel sick at that thought.
This is the worst Charlton team I have seen in my 46 years of supporting them, and I truly hate myself for not wanting us to equalize at the end. Yet if Thomas could not see for himself what a shambles we were and how toxic the atmosphere was within our lowest league home crowd for a long time, then his business plan needs a lot closer scrutiny.
Stanley, a cheating shadow of the team that outplayed us last year, were the next below average team to confidently wipe the floor with our rag tag excuse of a football team.
We started abominably again, went behind but eventually got some sort of rhythm going, the kind of rhythm you’d see at a pensioners disco, and managed to get an equalizer via an own goal.
A few words on Harry Pell, who should have had a hat-tick as his second free-kick was a yard over the line. It has come to something when a player who left us 12 years ago as he couldn’t get so much as a sniff of ever playing a first team game, can give it out so much to the fans. Jeez man, don’t you think we are suffering enough!
Second half was better I suppose, but defensively it was once more shambolic. Famewo was terrible and remind me, are there no other right-footed men in Wales? I don’t want to ever see Gunter in the red shirt of my team ever again.
Adkins waited until the 73rd minute until he made a change, 5 minutes after we went 3-1 down when Stanley scored a carbon copy goal of about 30 others we’ve conceded in the past couple of seasons.
I don’t know what Conor Washington has done to deserve not to be playing, he is about the fittest man we have. Keith Peacock is second, but between him and Davison we almost grabbed a thoroughly underserved point.
Relegation is a distinct possibility and Sandgaard needs to take responsibility and make a decision. Who knows what he is waiting for. Maybe for his fortune to rebound as Zynex’s stock continues to flop.
Mr Positivity: “We’ve started the second-half really well; Corey Blackett-Taylor has got us off on the front foot. Until they’ve scored we’re in it.”
John Coleman: “He’s (Adkins) come under criticism here from the get-go tonight. He’s in a no-win situation – if they win he’s only beaten little Accrington, if he loses you shouldn’t be losing against little Accrington.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews