Two teams in trouble meet tonight for the televised clash between Charlton Athletic and Derby County at The Valley. One might think that Charlton were in the deeper trouble, but Derby manager Paul Jewell is under pressure and could be the victim of the 'curse of Charlton' tonight.
Derby fans are insisting that nothing less than a win will do if he is to save his skin. Some are reading the result off the table, but others seem less confident. None of them mention Luke Varney as their secret weapon.
If Charlton can score the first goal and then hold on without conceding for ten minutes, I think that they might have a chance of taking all three points tonight. It would also be a help if we had a referee who did not try to demonstrate that he was not a 'homer' by giving every marginal decision to the away team. (Turns out the referee is going to the banker from Billericay, Andy D'Urso. Trust a glamour referee to turn out when the cameras are there).
To get a view from Derby that focuses on Phil Parkinson go here: Derby
Petts Wood Addick Janice Styler will be providing tonight's match report. Enjoy the game!