Charlton Athletic 0 Millwall 0
A draw always seems like a victory when we play Millwall, although there was that one dreadful night in 1989, so I will take a point which sounded about the right outcome.
You can feel quite detached before games living overseas but not on days like today when I had already received texts from friends and family even before I got up as Addicks travelled to The Valley hoping this, this might just be the day.
It wasn’t but Millwall fans would have been happier with the result especially as George should’ve won it for us at the end. Looking at it, it seems as if he was trying to go around Forde, even with two defenders on his back. Should’ve lifted it over him. Not a finish of a natural goalscorer that is for sure.
On Twitter someone said that if George, who became a Dad earlier in the day, had scored he would have been the most famous Romanian since Nadia Comăneci! Addicks certainly would have coveted him like John Hendry and Kim Grant!
Those there were full of praise for Francis Coquelin. His loan expires after next weekend and I think we’d all like to see him hang around for a while. Praise too for Nick Pope, who came in last minute and did a sterling job in a tough game.
I’d have liked Bob to play someone up top with Igor, especially at home. Bob said when he first arrived that he likes to play with two strikers, but he hardly has.
Nonetheless a point is a point, especially against ‘that lot.’
Around the League: Derby had a big win away at Watford, and are clear at the top, whilst Bournemouth and Ipswich drew as did Middlesbrough at Wigan where Malky Mackay apparently got a mixed reception. Jordan Rhodes scored twice as Blackburn beat Leeds, Norwich and Brighton played out a thrilling 3-3 and Forest won at faltering Wolves 3-0.