Friday 20 August 2021

The Road To Wigan Fear

Tomorrow sees the Addicks continue their quest for that clean sheet victory, well a victory of any sort really!

Having failed to garner more than one point from Weds, Oxford and MK things aren’t about to get any easier.

Wigan ought to prove our toughest test to date and given our present squad I’d be happy if we avoid defeat. Amos and Cousins make a return to The Valley. I wish we still had them in the team!

To do so we need to rid ourselves of the defensive errors that have seen us concede four fairly soft goals in the last two outings.

It’d be wrong to blame the defence entirely for our woes as the midfield is doing little in the way of offering protection.

There has been much talk of Roddy’s role and influence within the club. I’m far from convinced as to his worth especially when one considers he thought nothing of his son joining the club against a background where we have only one recognised left back and that player is injured!

It suggests poor judgement at best. In addition, it might help to hear from him where he can clarify his situation.

The lack of a CEO means that Adkins is required to offer an explanation. That shouldn’t really be happening. I’d rather Adkins explained why we’re reduced to banging long balls up to Stockley when said player is isolated with no support. He could also explain why he makes such late and negative subs when we’re trailing in games.

A full week has passed since last week’s dire performance at Oxford and still no more players have come through the door.

As time runs out we’re going to be increasingly desperate. I’d be concerned if we needed just a couple of players but we need at least 5 and probably more.

After the pre-season hyperbole we need some straight talk in order to manage expectations. At least then we can resign ourselves and lower those expectations.

I know some folk are looking at Ipswich and their similar poor start to the season but does any of us really expect them not to be in the top 6 or in an automatic promotion spot come season’s end?

They just need to sort themselves out and their experienced manager will do that I’m sure.

We must hope for a better performance and result tomorrow otherwise I fear a toxic atmosphere come the final whistle!


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