Stockley banned for 3 games
As articulate and intelligent as Jayden Stockley comes across off the pitch, he has shown us before that he doesn’t always take those brain cells onto the field.
Case in point last Saturday in the 22nd minute when a supposed intentional swinging elbow has had him today retrospectively sent off and banned for 3 games.
It does sum up Stockley’s season, and although I am sure many will applaud the fact he won’t be playing I ask the question as to who will take his place, and I suspect us to be even weaker defensively, if that is even possible.
The other question is how an earth did the delayed ban come about. The incident wasn’t seen by four match officials, but it was seen on video. Do the FA watch every game back as every game is now recorded, then give sanctions to players that committed offenses that were missed at the time? Seems very random, frivolous even!
Stockley will miss Saturday’s FA Cup game at home to Stockport, and the league games against Morecambe and Bristol Rovers.
The squad is so threadbare and now the captain takes a three-week break. So then, is Chuks capable of starting? Does Garner go with Kanu or does he rock his inner Pep Guardiola and play without a striker.
This morning Charlton announced that we will play with a half-open stadium for the Carabao Cup game against Brighton. That sets such a tone of indifference. I would think that the game offers a lot of anticipation against friendly opposition, who themselves could easily pack the Jimmy Seed. It’s the last 16 of a major cup.
Anything to save a few quid, Tommy.