Rotherham United 1 Charlton Athletic 1
“People make mistakes but we also ask them to keep on playing football and that won’t stop.”
Very admirable and as we have seen on many occasions this season, great to watch, but we are a football team that wants to pass the ball, but spend the majority of games without it!
Yesterday the half-time whistle I think prevented us from collecting 3 points as we were very much in the ascendancy. The break allowed Rotherham to re-group and for Steve Evans to get his point across, which was a large dose high tempo football.
Annoyingly their goal came from a mistake but as I have written before if you pass the ball around nonchalantly at the back like that then the law of averages suggests that eventually mistakes will happen. It won’t be the last.
The positive then was leaving Yorkshire with a point. A point on the road I’ll take all day long, and Rotherham will beat better sides than us at the New York Stadium this season.
I am worried though that teams are sussing us out, and in recent weeks it has been during the game after we have started well and our only answer is to cling on for dear life. I like Bob’s game-plan, but is there only one?
We haven’t got the players and seem unable to change our system to counter other team’s, and with no height and little pace we only invite undue pressure on ourselves and have spent long periods of games this season without the ball. This has to be addressed.
Don’t get me wrong I loving this season so far, but there are a couple of alarm bells going off. This is a big job for Bob. and he has impressed me. He has likeability, passion, honesty and wants to play football the right way. Let’s hope he is a quick learner too.
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Around the League: Millwall and Forest drew 0-0 at The Den, Wolves beat Bolton, who missed a penalty and Derby came from 0-2 to draw at home to managerless Cardiff. Middlesbrough thrashed Brentford 4-0, Sheffield Wednesday put pay to Reading’s winning run and Neil Redfearn signed off with a 3-0 Leeds win over Huddersfield.