Charlton Athletic 2 Shrewsbury Town 0
The final Valley game of the season and a victory in front of a crowd of 11,207. I wonder how many of those will buy a season ticket for next season?
It was typical of an end of season game, the first half was pretty turgid but the second was better and after Craig MacGillivray made a double save just after the start we were the dominant side with the Shrews rarely gambling men forward into dangerous offensive areas.
Just after an hour Albie Morgan who tried hard to please on his 100th Addicks’ appearance swung in a corner for Stockley to head home his 20th goal of the season, 7 of those have been in cup games.
The Shrews’ Udoh did then make a marauding run and managed to get a shot off hard and low but MacGillivray got down well to it.
Another Morgan set piece was delivered to the far post where substitute Chuks Aneke headed an unstoppable goal into the top right hand corner.
That was game over allowing for a tepid tunnel jump and a walk around the pitch from the players to signal the (almost) end of one of the most disappointing season’s in my time as a supporter.
A couple of other things before I leave you. There’s been a lot of talk about players not having contracts renewed, but after once again Charlton TV missed a goal due to showing some other random footage, I’m curious to know if it is not time for a new producer?
Nonetheless it was lovely to see the impossibly handsome Yann Kermorgant in the studio.
Lastly, the game was stopped for almost 10 minutes before Morgan placed a free-kick on Aneke’s head to score the 2nd. Shrewsbury’s Slovak ‘keeper Marko Marosi accused a fan in the lower Covered End of ‘discrimatory abuse’. Marosi was clearly rattled and the referee consulted captains, managers and security and there was a lot of finger pointing at fans sat behind the goal.
I hope the club taken proper action as there is no place for this brainless idiocy at the club, but the whole incident was shrouded in confusion tonight. I am sure there will more to come on that, but it is apparent the wrong fans were pointed out and ejected.
Jacko: “I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to send the supporters home happy,” Jackson told CharltonTV post-match. “That’s the end of our home campaign and obviously it’s not been as good as we’ve wanted it to be, but it’s really nice to end on a positive note with a good win, a good performance and a clean sheet.”
It sound like the club/stewards etc. managed to eject two people for the incident. Unfortunately entirely the wrong people !!
The guilty party(ies) are as yet unidentified.
However, other fans in the area do mention a particularly obnoxious pair, who have been reported previously and the club has failed to act on the reports.
Another example of the incompetence around our football club ?
Unless things change I will not be buying a season ticket.
On the positive side it was great to see Kanu on the pitch for a substantial amount of time .
I am a very positive person but I can’t see past more of the same next season.
The tactics are wrong,most of the players are wrong,and I could see the confidence draining from the players as the game went on.
Playing five at the back at home left them with an extra player in midfield and for a large part of the game we were chasing shadows.
Let’s hope I will be eating my words in a couple of months after after we make a lot of positive signings.
“I’m really pleased that we’ve managed to send the supporters home happy,” Jackson told CharltonTV post-match. “That’s the end of our home campaign and obviously it’s not been as good as we’ve wanted it to be, but it’s really nice to end on a positive note with a good win, a good performance and a clean sheet.”
More meaningless drivel from Jackson. Just man up and apologise to fans and say will try harder next season. As if a meaningless win against Shrewsbury will paper the cracks.
Problem is, we all know nothing will change under Jackson – he has no clue about players or tactics. And I have zero expectations of any positive signings Wake me up at the end of August for more panic loan signings.