Sunday, 28 December 2008

Charlton fail to hold on to lead

The Addicks failed to hold on to a 1-0 half time lead at Bramall Lane today, eventually losing 3-1 to Sheffield United. Bouazza put the Addicks ahead with a 20-yard low drive on 33 minutes. The Addicks maintained their lead until 65 minutes when Quinn equalised and this was the first of three goals the Blades scored in a 15 minute spell.

Waghorn and Gray were relegated to the bench, although both came on late in the game. Burton started up front. Holland also started with Semedo not even on the bench. Elliott was preferred to Weaver in goal and Shelvey was an unused substitute.

Five Charlton players were booked: Bailey, Burton, Cranie, Hudson and McEveley.

Charlton are now firmly bottom of the table, four points behind Southampton. Doncaster and Forest both won, putting them five points clear of the Addicks.


Anonymous said...

Please can someone sack Parkinson and get us some one to save our club.

The Board need to do the decent thing now and resign.

No doubt in the morning the same old nonsense about stability and confirming Parkinson in job will happen.

We are relegated.

Terry Thomas said...

The problem is that I doubt whether there is anybody capable of saving us now. We are stuck with bad players regardless of who the manager is. As for the board, they would love to be able to resign, but nobody want to buy them out.