Middlesbrough 3 Charlton Athletic 0
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha.. what? Oh this is not one big joke?
“I’ve been training first division teams, youth teams, U16’s, U15’s and second teams. I’ve been training first teams for 11 years. But it’s not up to me, I don’t have to defend myself, because I need to focus on the job I have now.” – One. Big. Bad. Joke.
“Today we were able to compete with them for 60 minutes, but after the goal we had some difficulties.” Hanging on for dim death with a possession rate of less than 20% up until they scored with just hapless, hopeless hoofs forward to an isolated Makienok is not competing in a football match. Look at the heat map from the game.
“We can only play 11 players. If we have 11 or 30 in the squad, it will still only be 11 on the pitch.” – Thanks
Roly Karel. In answer to the size of the squad, but hey as long as they were smiling, then that is the most important thing, right?
“Now we have to get the team fit and in good condition. Its clear that at this moment in the season we are not ready to compete with Middlesbrough over 90 minutes.” – What they’re not fit? Why aren’t they fit? Well, let us pray that an amateur football manager up until a week ago can get them fit for The Championship.
The result itself is no suprise, even with probably just about our best side out. Watt, Kashi and a fit Igor the only other three players who could force their way into that starting XI.
Debacle. Those Addicks at the Riverside today have my wholehearted admiration.
Hopefully they’re be fitter for Tuesday.
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Relegation watch: Bolton went above us after a 0-0 draw away at Preston, Rotherham were also beaten 3-0, at Derby. Bristol City were 0-4 down at half time against Fulham, eventually losing 1-4. Tuesday’s opponents MK Dons were beaten at home to Hull 2-0.