Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Charlton Athletic 1
Disappointing but not unexpected today. Wolves will certainly be promotion candidates and staying unbeaten for the whole month of August was just beyond us.
Nonetheless 8 points on the board, 2 wins against teams that now sit 2nd and 4th in the table and 2 excellent away draws. Add to that 8 goals in two rounds of the League Cup taking us to a belter of a 3rd Round game and the start of our season is not to be sniffed at, and the total opposite of what many of us were thinking when the fixtures first came out.
Guy was disappointed as was I because after our season start, when you see us take the lead, you start to think that we are impenetrable, but we could not hold onto Gudmundsson’s goal and conceded too quicky and then got done at the end by Le Fondre, who is a consistent scorer at this level, especially against us.
Sadly to neutralize Igor’s return to the side, Simon Makienok was taken off in the 1st half with a hamstring injury. With Callum Harriot moving to Colchester on loan the other day, our squad is as thin as it’s ever been.
Solly and Jackson returned at Molineux, but we have no news on Watt, Henderson and Ceballos. Luzon thinks new recruits are unlikely before next week’s deadline with the Israeli seemingly undecided on taking on Jermaine Pennant and a summer long chase of James Henry over.
We are still short of cover and competition, which is a real shame, and once again since we were promoted we look just a couple of players short of a real challenge, but with an owner unwilling to go the extra yard.
Anyway, nothing to be downhearted about as August closes and we get a two week break to nurse some wounds and rebuild momentum.
Addick Bloggers at Molineux: Doctor Kish;
Elsewhere in The Championship: Brighton had a great win at Ipswich. Hull beat Presston 2-0 and QPR were fortunate to win away 1-0 at Huddersfield. Cardiff won at Forest, Burnley won at Bristol City, Middlesbrough won at Wednesday, Birmngham won at MK Dons and Fulham won at Rotherham as only Wolves and Hull were home victors.