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Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton Athletic 3

“I have a mission to be able to save Charlton.”

Speechless.

That was an incredible turnaround and absolutely ‘massive’ 3 points today and celebrations rang out amongst Addicks as loud as the last Monday fixture at Hillsborough.

To cap it all, three goals from the unlikeliest of sources. Marvin Sordell has frustrated and angered almost every Addick at various times this season, primarily I would hazard a guess, because he has performances like today in his locker. Whether he has one eye on being a free agent in a few weeks time, or he was given better service, or it was just one of those days, I know not, but personally I think he owed us that.

When I was toying with my 4-6-0 formation yesterday I picked Harriott because of his undoubted pace, but I am really pleased that he put in a top display today and assisted Sordell with two goals. Hillsborough must bring out the best in Callum, and I hope that gives him the confidence to take his game to the next level, especially at The Valley.

As Riga pointed out, today’s victory was truly made in Charlton. Five of the starters began their footballing lives in the Academy. A sixth, Lawrie Wilson came on as sub. Morgan Fox by all accounts had another strong game, and Solly was excellent on the other side.

The Barnsley result still grates, more so tonight, but today’s victory not only gives us every opportunity but it has given us a renewable spirit and energy to go again into the final fortnight.

Credit too to José Riga. Not many Addicks would have been pleased with his line-up, and he must have been as astounded as the rest of us after 8 minutes. He had Astrit ready to come on before the half-hour mark, but saw that the game was swinging our way and left it. You can tell that he is not just here for the ride, but he is on that roller-coaster with us.

It is always comforting to know that whoever the manager/head coach and owner of our dear football club the excruiting pain that they put you through never changes and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Addick Bloggers at Hillsborough: Chris Powell’s Flat Cap

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. SLC Addick #

    Those of you who a) didn’t work on Easter Monday and b) don’t live at Greenwich Mean Time minus 7 hours have no idea what it is like to arrive at work already 2 goals down but…. stuff me, didn’t it turn around in a most unlikely way! Congratulations to those who made the trip in body and in spirit. COYR.

    April 21, 2014
  2. Alan Tucker #

    I am going to add to my ‘I saw Carl Leaburn score a hat trick ‘ tee shirt with ‘I saw Marvin Sordell score a hat trick’. Alan

    April 22, 2014
    • I once managed to get hold of a “I saw Mike Flanagan score” t-shirt that disgruntled Palace fans had produced!

      April 22, 2014
  3. Roberto Addick #

    Flabbergasted. Still slowly recovering from the shock … and then the sheer joy and elation.
    I know I wasn’t alone when I raged at Riga’s starting line-up that included Sordell and Harriot with Wilson on the bench. No way Jose! You’ve just cost us our goal-difference advantage! Duchatelet has been in your ear, reminding you that relegation saves him considerable dough.

    I prepared for the worst down the pub, keeping away from screens and updates until 5pm. Switched back on the mobile, read the texts, and then the whole gamut of emotions began, commencing with sheer incredulity.

    “One swallow doesn’t make a summer”, but for once I won’t be me moaning if both Marvellous and Callum (on the left wing) start against Blackburn. It’s hard to believe they can repeat
    Monday’s display, but they both deserve vocal encouragement – and then who knows what might happen??

    April 23, 2014
    • It will be interesting to see what Jose does on Saturday. He hasn’t kept a line-up yet, mostly due to the amount of games, but also in an attempt to find a ‘strike force.’ Sordell and Harriott have to start don’t they?

      April 23, 2014
  4. Martin Cowan #

    Having watched the goals, for once they made it look so easy didn’t they?

    April 24, 2014
    • Almost Bent-esque those finishes.

      April 24, 2014
      • Martin Cowan #

        Yes – I liked the way he shrugged off those challenges for the first one, certainly didn’t seem to be someone lacking confidence…!

        April 24, 2014

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