Crewe Alexandra 2 Charlton Athletic 1
I hate this division. I hate the fact that my football team look quite at home in it.
Clutching at straws to bemoan a disallowed goal and an appalling refereeing display, although it did go all Hackney Marshes at the end when the bewildered ref spent five minutes talking to a fat linesman about what happened good three minutes after Lee’s shot deflected over the ‘keeper and in. VAR would have a field day in this division.
My two pennies are that Leko became active only once the ball was spinning over the keeper’s head, although the muppet was inexplicably standing on the ‘keepers big toe. A point would have been daylight robbery though.
We dominated the start without having a shot on goal. Then they scored with their first real effort and then after having a stonewall penalty turned down, they score with a free header from the resulting corner right on half-time.
Plenty of slapstick attacking and defending throughout. Players such as Leko, Lee, Gilbey, Jaiyesimi and Famewo all showing why they are playing in the 3rd Division.
It didn’t quite hit the lows of an ‘Adkins performance,’ but this was bad. There was no patterns to our play, every pass was rushed and our possession frenzied, and every passage of play made to look complicated, when a simple pass would do.
One good thing to note. Mason Burstow’s first league goal. I think personally we will burn him out and although he has bags of potential, he is not quite ready physically.
Overall a real downer tonight. It is hard to fathom that this is the team that beat Ipswich just a few weeks ago, and Plymouth a few weeks before that.
I can’t help but think we are still paying the price for a shocker of a summer transfer window, and here we are again.
Thomas dear chap, you’ve either got to poop or get off the potty. What is the plan here because if we are not going to do business to prolong this desperate season, let’s all get in on the plan and hear about an advance strategy to build for next season.
Jacko: “I don’t know where that performance in that period of the game came from. [Crewe striker] Chris Porter is an experienced centre forward but I’ve got enough experience out on the pitch there that we should be able to deal with him and we were just causing our own problems really. I thought most of their chances came from us messing about with the ball or not being decisive enough and it has ended up costing us.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews