Sunday 1 March 2015

Steaming Ahead

Good signing - Tony Watt x 3

It seems that Tony is getting his career back on track. Following another good performance yesterday he collected another man of the match award. At this rate he'll need a bigger cellar for all the champers.

Watt has good close control and makes positive runs. His second and our third goal yesterday was a delight. Shades of Mendonca at his finest I'd say and we all know how good he was especially with his back to goal.

I was ever so slightly critical of him in the first half where I thought he wasn't selfish enough. On a couple of occasions he got into good positions and seemed overly keen to pass instead of taking a shot himself. The aforementioned goal showed what Watt can do when he does take that approach.

Yesterday's game was quite a comfortable win for the Addicks and indeed should have been more emphatic. Better finishing and a calmer approach would have seen us two or three more to our total.

Gudmundson again weighed in with another goal resulting from another good strike. You always fancied him to make the most of the free kick. It was nice for Johann that on this occasion he scored and we went on to win as that so often hasn't been the case this season. 

There were two changes to Tuesday's team with Cousins come in for Wilson and Gomez in for the injured TBH. Surprisingly Church made an appearance on the bench.

Right from the off The Addicks were on the front foot and that positive approach has been quite notable from the last few games. Perhaps the dire first half performance against Norwich was the catalyst for the change and ultimate turn round in our fortunes. Whatever it is it's most welcome and the football is a lot easier on the eye as a consequence.

Huddersfield's main threat came through Miller who was giving young Joe a torrid time. He is a most promising player however, I couldn't help but think that Bikey would have sorted him out. Fortunately Miller is not a noted goal scorer as with better finishing he could have easily joined Watt on a brace.

The bumper crowd and fantastic reception given to Chris Powell all went towards making it an almost perfect day. Charlton managed not to make a horlicks of it all on this particular football for a fiver day.

The bumper £4 programme ( why ? ) contained details of next term's season tickets. The price of my ticket has been frozen apparently but will cost me £25 more ! Hmmm, more easily explained by the marketing department than semantics.

Our third 3-0 win in two weeks and how the footballing landscape has changed as a result. Still much work to do to be safe from relegation and I always feel we're only one or two significant injuries away from being back to square one. However, we have managed to win competently twice now without Wiggins and the Valley Review editor.

Is it time to reappraise Luzon ? The team has certainly turn itself round from the debacle of Watford and fiasco of a first half against Norwich. It must be down to more than just playing players in their rightful positions. You'd like to think so and that Guy has a clear view of how the team plays and it is be implemented on the pitch.

On to Tuesday then and another midlands team once managed by the great Brian Clough. Forest will pose a real challenge and with them likely to come with a positive attitude it should be a good game as Brucie would say.

In addition, for the second home game in a row another former Charlton manager and legend will be on the oppo's bench. Robin Michael Lawrence is the current assistant manager at the City Ground. He will receive a warmer welcome that the manager who is so closely associated with the Nigels.


1 comment:

  1. Yeah but the fact e aint selfish means e's a good team player n thass wot we need in the team n dahn our gaff. Yeah n I give loss of the credit to Guy who's gettin across is methods, imagine ow the boo boys would be all over the board ad ourn lost under Peeters like ourn were doin before the board ad to make changes. Ourn are goin in the right direction n puttin in a good shift n Forest will be arder but you can't deny even against the top table teams there workin arder. Before the press were callin ourn the strugglin addicks now we're mid table Charlton n who knows could it be upper arf Charlton soon.