Charlton Athletic 0 Oxford United 1
A new low, but with plenty of deep water below us to consume us.
The photos doing the rounds tonight of an empty Valley are utterly depressing. Thank you Roland for your legacy. We have been truly blessed.
Sadly I think we are nowhere near the bottom as now Karl Robinson struggles to control an ever more spiralling out of control football club. His post match interview blamed everyone and everybody and he talked of players he didn’t have. This after what he said was a good transfer window. Three points and no wins in the five games since and this with an almost entirely fully fit squad, although our displinary record is horrible. More fouling Robinson said when he joined if you remember.
That big mouth Karl will get you in trouble. Which reminds me. Please Karl no more pre-match team selection and formation chats. Stay in the dressing room, do what you are paid to do.
Getting rid Robinson would be crazy and only a crazed egomaniac without a plan would sack him….. But he needs to get a result. This February’s run to the play-off’s while those above us look nervously over their shoulders is rapidly turning into a relegation watch. Thank heavens for Kevin Nugent.
Part of Robinson’s problem is that he is insisting on a certain system and a formation, 4-2-3-1. He hasn’t the players to fit the system or more true is that Meire didn’t get him the players and/or Duchatelet wouldn’t sanction it. So like groundhog day we are stuck in this whirlwind of incompetence and lack of investment.
Tonight in isolation sounded a passionless and feeble performance in front of banks of empty seats with on loan Mavididi the only shining light. Bury for a fiver Saturday. Oh the excitement.
In the meantime Lee Bowyer has been brought in as permanent assistant first team coach. There are already three first team coaches – Simon Clark, Chris O’Loughlin and Richie Barker plus goalkeeping coach Lee Turner. Whether any can get a word in edgeways is another question.
Photo Acknowledgement: James Richard @aboutjimmy61