Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton Athletic 0
Another defeat, the 5th in row. We have never lost five games in a row outside of the top two divisions. The lows get lower.
Wednesday had us on the ropes from the kick-off, we could hardly get out of our penalty area as they forced three corners in three minutes and then scored from a free-kick in the 4th.
It was a completely amateurish start from Charlton and a real kick in the teeth for the over 1,200 Addicks that had made the journey.
We did improve slightly but were playing without any confidence, attacking creativity or threat. With half-time approaching Wednesday scored again. Like the first it was a systematic mistake with a ball slipped in between defenders on the right side, crossed and simply finished.
Jayden Stockley was introduced at half-time, and Morgan was withdrawn, but it could have been anybody frankly.
Burstow had our best chance but shot tamely straight into their ‘keeper’s arms. After that Wednesday just strolled through the rest of the game in third gear whilst we were in reverse.
In possession we were awful. No style, no substance, no fight, no idea.
The players were varying degrees of useless, invisible or non-caring. Only Dobson was deserving of wearing the shirt.
All the while the teams at the bottom close the points gap and the fourth tier is closer than it’s ever been in our history.
Jacko: “We’re all playing for our futures. What better motivation, really. I’ve got an idea of where I want to take this football club – so does the owner. It’s up to them all now to show they want to be a part of it. Naturally some are going to fall by the wayside and not take that opportunity and some are going to step up.”