Monday, 13 March 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong

Just back from seeing this tonight. You'd be forgiven for thinking that it's something that might have a Duchatelet / Meire production. However, this was very funny and anything involving those two is more of a tragedy.

If you get the chance to see this play then do. It's very good.

Well, last week was another quiet one in S.E.7 !

To be fair even by recent standards it was something of a blinder. We actually won a game for the first time since 2nd January before returning to drawing ways on Saturday.

The powers that be have behaved in such a petty and vindictive way that the POTY event has now been cancelled.

PR man Tom Rubashaw would have us believe that Meire didn’t know she was lined up for two Q & A sessions with those vinegar folk.

Finally, rumours abound that Roly might actually be ready to sell the club.

Robinson managed to ensure some stability by reverting to the successful 4-2-3-1 formation. Never mind that 4-4-2 had brought the afore-mentioned success on Tuesday.

Tony Watt was selected to play the lone striker role. Never mind that he is clearly not suited to the role let’s do it anyway. Watt could be found over on the right wing on numerous occasions in the first half as if to prove the point.

Inside the first 20 minutes and with better finishing the Saddlers could have been 3 or 4 up. Luckily for the Addicks it was on the whole, woeful.

Eventually the breakthrough came and we paid the price for having such a high defensive line as Jackson broke through and finished with some aplomb.

Thankfully the Addicks had a better second half and changed to 4-4-2. Watt’s splendid strike ensuring a share of the spoils.

Not a great performance but it was enough to gain a valuable point towards safety.

4 points gained from the two games but Robinson has done little to enhance his reputation. He is obsessed with his formation to the point of self-destruction. His use of subs still baffles fans.

I don’t see why he didn’t start with Hanlan or at least bring him on in the second half. He’d be more suited to the lone striker role and must be more deserving of a chance than some.

Maybe he’s destined to sit on the bench for the rest of the season – company for Da Silva !

Tomorrow night Bradford will pose a stern test. If we get anything out of that it could be seen as a positive especially with our seemingly endless injury list.

Overriding all the above of course is the rumour that Roly might be prepared to sell up. No one is counting any chickens yet in that respect but we must all hope it is the case.

Any potential buyer has pretty much got to be better than the incumbent.

If the sale goes through then we best all prepare for the mother of all parties !

Come On You Reds !

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