Sunday, 7 October 2012

Unexpected Celebrations

Charlton's unpredictable form continues with an unexpected win at Blackpool.  Chris Powell opted to change his line-up which saw BWP dropped to the bench. New loanee Abdul Razak given his first start in a role that played him just off frontman Fuller.

Both goals came in the second half. Leon Cort headed home from a Dale Stephens corner, and Chris Solly rifled one home from 20 yards, a great way to open his scoring account.

It was a well needed result. After missing two fantastic opportunities to pick up maximum points, a win was a welcome result, and by all accounts well deserved.

We now need to find some consistency in this division, but with the international break, we have no match until we entertain Barnsley at The Valley on the 20th October. This means we lose our momentum, but it also means the team has extra time to work with the newest formation and Razak's role within that.

By all accounts the Man City youngster did well without being outstanding yesterday. I strongly believe that he could be a key figure in our team this season. He is a player full of promise and if Powell can get the best out of him, he can only be a good addition to the squad.

The biggest downer of the day was the injury to Danny Green. Since his appearance in the first team we have looked a more balanced side. I hope things are not too serious as with only Waggy as our wide cover, it probably means reverting to a central midfielder playing wide.

If the decision was mine, I might be tempted to move Wilson forward, bring in Evina at left-back and restore Solly to his correct position. It's unlikely that Powell will do this, but I feel it will allow us to keep the width in the side.

The table looks a bit better today. Our win propelled us five places up the table into 15th position. The likes of Bolton, Birmingham, Millwall and MASSIVE Sheffield Wednesday all sit below us, so all in all, things are looking okay.

1 comment:

  1. "move Wilson forward, bring in Evina at left-back and restore Solly to his correct position"