Ipswich Town 3 Charlton Athletic 0
Zonal Marking. What is it, and what an earth does it mean, and why does every ex-professional centre-half over the age of 40 decree it’s futility?
And lastly if we can’t defend corners, then why do we give so many away?
We actually, unusually, had the most possession tonight, but from the radio we never sounded like scoring, and when Ipswich wanted to move up a gear, there wasn’t much we could do about it.
Andre Bikey and Tal Ben Haim have I think been excellent since the beginning of the season. A few errors aside, which is going to happen if we insist on a build from the back game, individually and collectively they have more than exceeded my expectations.
However, they like the team as a whole, is getting found out and maybe one or both of them could do with a rest. But what options does Bob have? Onyewu pulling a hammy in the warm-up was unfortunate as I’d like to have heard how he played for 90 minutes.
Peeters is exhausting his deck of players, formations and formula’s and a passing game without threat won’t get you much in this or any other league, admirable that it is.
Ipswich are a good side, and as I wrote the other day, it is hard to see past them, Bournemouth and Derby but we have lost the element of surprise and are not good enough to give the better sides a game.
Without just one win in twelve, we have literally limped to the transfer deadline window.
Addick Bloggers at Portman Road: Chris Powell’s Flat Cap.
Around the League: Wigan lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday to leave them 2nd from bottom and Derby beat Leeds 2-0 to stay 3rd.