The Addicks finally recorded a win for the first time since Saturday 5th February. It was hardly emphatic and achieved against lowly Gillingham but it was a win nonetheless.
As a result, the table looks a lot healthier although we’re not totally out of the woods of course.
I wasn’t there and didn’t watch the game from home. I believe that CBT had a great impact and that Gilbey played more like the Gilbey of old and put in a decent shift.
The defence took on an even unusual look than of late with Lavelle the only recognised CB. I’ve no idea why Famewo was missing again. Fortunately, it didn’t cost us but might do against better opposition should we opt to repeat the exercise.
As expected there was no place for Nile John in the squad. Neither was there a place for Juan Castillo. In fact, none of our 6 loan players featured in the starting eleven.
Given how bad we’ve been in the last seven games this tells us quite a lot about our transfer windows this season.
The crowd last night was just over 9k with a decent amount of Gills fans there. The size of the home support ought to tell Sandgaard that there’s plenty to be done if he wants to retain anywhere near the level of current season ticket holders.
There’s plenty of work to be done between now and next season’s kick off with the management team still not assured of being in situ. All that impacts on many issues.
Saturday’s Football For A Fiver game should put a few more bums on seats. Hopefully, they’ll be cheering the Addicks on to another victory. Beating Burton would hopefully help to ensure that JFH doesn’t end up managing us at some stage.
Those of us old enough to remember recall how he was as a player. I have no wish to see him involved with our club in any capacity.