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Top sides beef

This week sees us wrap up a run of playing five of the top six and six of the top 9 in recent weeks.

We face the bi-polar Peterborough tomorrow in the re-arranged January game. After losing badly to Bolton and then away at Fleetwood, Posh have taken six points and scored eight goals in the last two games.

Then on Saturday we go to the badly wounded Plymouth who were on the end of a five-goal mauling at Peterborough.

At The Valley on Saturday Wednesday were professional and business-like but were they brilliant? They pretty much closed up shop at 1-0 when better teams would have picked us off.

I thought Bolton and even Barnsley were better footballing sides, yet the Yorkshiremen look well on their way to sweeping to the title. Nonetheless, I do think better sides have been promoted out of this division in recent years. That doesn’t say a lot of us beached in 14th place.

The one constant in the recent run of games is that we were never at the races, even with our opponents at half throttle. Weirdly under Ben Garner we gave the then top sides much closer games even beating Derby and Plymouth as well as grabbing that late, late draw with Ipswich.

The top teams find a different gear at this time of the season, at least they should, but Holden’s teams haven’t had a sniff against them, other than that Barnsley win at The Valley.

There’s not much to look forward to for us Addicks over the next two and a bit months, but a stirring display against one of the going-for-promotion sides would be very welcome. Especially in front of masochistic travelling Addicks.

Dean Holden is due to sit down on Thursday with Sandgaard and Peter Storrie to start planning for next season.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. houndal #

    I don’t know where you think a “stirring display” is coming from.
    The players have been on the beach for weeks. And can you blame them?
    Other than being professional, which of course they should, what are they playing for?
    Surely those that can, and whose contracts expire in then summer, are looking ahead at their options.
    The outlook for Charlton going forward is bleak, with admin very much a possibility.
    Sandgaard won’t sell outright, which obstructs any potential takeover.
    At some point in the future he will stop paying the bills as any investment/loan is mired in potential legal action from Methven.
    One thing we do know is he will not himself invest in the club.
    Interestingly this ibb.co/HCF46H5 appeared yesterday.
    Take it with a pinch of salt, but if any semblance of truth Charlie boy is being very economical with the truth.

    February 28, 2023
    • Excuse my ignorance houndal. What is this thing that appeared yesterday?

      February 28, 2023
  2. houndal #

    ibb.co/HCF46H5
    Widely on the net, showing alleged breakdown of proposed CM deal shareholding.
    But as I said to be taken with a pinch of salt, as unproven in fact.
    Would seem irrelevant anyway as TS wont sell to them,
    Their alleged statement on Thursday will no doubt muddy the waters even more.

    February 28, 2023
    • Thanks houndal. Yes I caught up with that later today.

      February 28, 2023

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