Sheffield United 2 Charlton Athletic 1
A not unexpected defeat but we put in a good shift and Karlo told us that we saw for the first 25 minutes how he foresees a Charlton team playing in the future. Promising, and I am glad he has a vision and I hope he gets to carry it out.
On the flip slide it is one win in twelve and we remain 6 points off the relegation zone and Port Vale have two games in hand and the table might look a lot worrisome by the time we get to Peterborough in a fortnight. Two home games in a week follow so we have more than enough points to play for to avoid a relegation end of season dog fight.
Sheffield United meanwhile under Chris Wilder, just a greasy chip butty away from being our boss, have shown the way and a noisy crowd of 23,308 celebrated today like it was the result that pretty much put them up. It’s a reminder of Chris Powell’s days at the The Valley sadly never even closely replicated by Jose Riga twice, Bob Peeters, Guy Luzon, Karen Fraeye, Russell Slade and now Robinson, well not yet anyhow.
The Blades carry a warning label though. Wilder looking like eventually leading the Blades back to The Championship after six seasons in League One. Gulp.