Charlton Athletic 0 Rochdale 1
“We know we made mistakes managerially. Everything is now in place with Russell to give us stability.” – Katrien Meire before the game getting her size 10 stilettos stuck in her big fat gob again.
If I remember rightly she said a similar thing about Chris Powell, Bob Peeters and Guy Luzon before she fired them.
1 point from three home games against AFC Wimbledon, Oldham and Rochdale. One point. Add that to the two points away at Fleetwood and Oxford, clubs that were in the National League just a few years ago. Now, we have no given right to beat anybody, but what we do have is a right to change. This club is rotten to the core, and if those that are intent on destroying it won’t do the honourable thing, then we need to enforce it.
I really want Russell Slade to do well. He has a bit of Charlton in him, is honest and engaging. Yet sadly it is becoming apparent that is not a particularly tactically astute football manager. How we started again with just one up front and Jacko out on the wing is bemusing after the shocker of a performance on Tuesday. Add to that two of the most ponderous central midfielders to grace the Valley centre circle for a couple of decades. We should stop kidding ourselves, this team will be in a relegation battle, with an apparent top 6 budget.
Lookman started, but our over reliance on him and Holmes is ridiculous. They are running themselves into the ground struggling to play continuous 90 minutes, whilst their team mates watch and stare.
Slade was cheap and willing to work in an asylum. Yes, he’s British, and we bought some British players but he has to hold his hand up here. Ok, he has limited choices, but he seems wholly unable to get the best out of what he has, seems scared to make quick decisive decisions from the bench and sadly his style of play is frankly dull. Dull and ineffective.
The Addicks with promotion “as a our aim,” according again to Meire today, sit on the same points as Southend who occupy the last relegation place. We don’t play next week. Come on you’d know the outcome of that if it was on, and could easily be in the bottom 4 in a week’s time.
Oh and the lowest ever football for a fiver attendance. They can’t even give it away.