Charlton Athletic 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
“I said before the two games that if we can get four out of six against Watford and Wolves then we would have done very well and in the end they’ve done that.”
And Bob is spot on. 6 points from those two games is a very good return and quite rightly Addicks can be happy with their lot at the moment.
It was a game of two half’s yesterday, although there is a common consent that we got away with it in the end and Kenny Jackett will be the more disappointed of the two managers. Wolves are still wallowing in their excellent League One winning season, and that was plain to see although my brother at the game was a less impressed with them than others.
My concern over how much we concede possession continues. 39% to 61% last night and it will be impossible to do this all season. I think we missed Gudmundsson, as he has the ability to slow the game down. Last night the ball just kept coming back putting the back four under immense pressure. This has to be addressed, although post-match Bob more than hinted that there will be no additions in the loan window.
George Ț I think will become a valuable member of the squad but at the moment he is unable to hold the ball up enough and of course he was guilty of missing two gilt edged chances, which may have seen us out of sight at half-time.
I would liked to have seen a bit of pace brought on in the 2nd half. Harriott and Church would have stretched the game and given Bikey and Ben Haim a breather. Moussa either lacks match fitness, which is probable or Bob doesn’t know where to play him, but my brother was impressed with Bulot when he entered the fray.
Without a doubt we carry a lot more goal threat than we have done for a long time, and The Valley must have erupted last night at the sight of Bikey scoring, but as Bob’s side develop we have to be able to control games more potently.
Happy with a point though and onto Rotherham.
Around the League: Norwich ended up convincing winners at Brentford but by all accounts the Bees were unfortunate. Watford won at Jose Riga’s Blackpool and Reading won their 3rd consecutive game at home to Millwall. After being pegged back to 2-2, Simon Cox headed in a later winner. Sheffield Wednesday had a good win at Birmingham, Bolton collected all 3 points late at home to Rotherham, Kike gave Middlesbrough the points at Cardiff and Chris Powell got his first Huddersfield point in a goalless draw at home to Wigan.