Another sterling away effort last night saw the Addicks gain an invaluable point at high flying Brighton. Albion are one of the better sides in the division and possess a good home record which underlines the fact.
One change saw Fuller drop to the bench for Wilson. I got won't repeat what others have said about the game other then it seems that there were fine performances all round aside perhaps from Wilson who didn't appear to have a great night.
All credit to Sir Chris for the last two games that has seen us garner four points that I didn't expect if I'm honest. The manner of the win on Saturday makes this all the more impressive.
We must acknowledge the gaffer's decision to reinstate Hughes in these last two games. Having had Gower arrive it must have been a real temptation to play him over Hughes especially as Andy has had less game time than Mark. It has proved to be a very sound decision.
Similarly, dropping Hamer has proved to be a success following a couple of below par performances from young Ben. He has returned in better shape and certainly seems to have a number of outstanding saves last night.
A glance at the table tells you how tight it all is with few points separating the top two thirds of the table and a great number of clubs remain " at risk ". Had we not got those four points it doesn't bear thinking about how we'd all be feeling and viewing the remainder of the season. The prospect of needing something from the Bristol City game is diminishing thankfully. It'll be nice if in a couple of weeks time we can sit back, relax and watch other clubs fret about their survival. I'm sure we all have our favourites that we'd like to see involved......
Leeds arrive on Saturday having just a dispensed with Colin's services. That's one distraction we won't have as everyone can focus more on the game than baiting the ex-Palarse manager. In his stead we have former Addick and relegation specialist Neil Redfearn. He'll be hoping to lead the team up the table rather than down although a play-off spot does now seem beyond them as Warnock's departure will testify.
Another returning ex-Addick is Luke Varney who, like many others it seems, never quite did it at The Valley and played some of his best football away from S.E. 7.
I've no doubt there'll be some tired legs after out last two outings and it won't be a surprise to see Sir Chris make a couple of changes not least Fuller ought to return to lead the line with Yann. I would like to see Haynes play wide right as it gives us more attacking options and pace.
I'm finally moving into my new house tomorrow which brings to an end the whole process that has taken a year to complete. My experience of estate agents hasn't been a good one ( bet you never thought you'd read that eh ? ) and I will blog on that one day, if only for cathartic reasons !
Years ago upon arrival at your new abode you could just plug in your new phone and t.v and away you go, however, those days are long gone ! I need to arrange t'internet, tv, wifi etc. Since this is likely to take at least a week, unless I get access to a computer in the meantime, you'll have to forego my ramblings. As and when I return I hope that we've managed to secure another 3 points in our quest for Championship survival.
Come On You Reds !
1 year ago