Charlton Athletic 0 MK Dons 2
Let’s start first of all with that MK Dons were pretty good. They have a clear style, they move the ball confidently and patiently and have built a close knit team that are well coached and drilled.
To beat them we had to be confident, brave, smart and decisive and we were none of those things.
MK Dons also have no injuries and are riding high on a very good run of form. Charlton are the mirror opposite and it didn’t bode well.
And bode it didn’t.
I thought with a somewhat of a nervous twitch every time they played the ball quickly around our box, that the game was pretty even for the first 40 minutes, but we got undone again with a ball played in between Matthews and the centre-halves, and we go into the break one-down.
We didn’t get going 2nd half as they started on the front foot, but we picked up and Chelsea’s Mason Burstow missed our best chance unable to get a great fizzed ball across the goal by Morgan even on target.
They soon scored a second, and then I lost interest, but at least I didn’t have to get home unlike the official 8,202 Addicks there to witness our 4th defeat on the trot.
Since the final whistle over wine I’ve been trying to work out which is the worst team I’ve seen in my lifetime.
I still remember that awful 1979/80 team, but Pardew’s inspired disaster of 2008/9 and the pitiful group that Russell Slade and Robinson had in 2016/17 stick in the throat. We lost 14 that whole season though, we’ve lost 16 so far this.
Like buses, four in just 13 seasons.
Jacko: “It’s down to me now to pick a side at Hillsborough on Saturday that I think warrants the shirt.”
Photo credit: Kyle Andrews