Sunday, 25 January 2009
Boost to defence as fears grow
Whilst for Charlton the question is whether they will ever win a match again this season, the challenge for Leamington is to avoid losing one. One of the greatest threats to their unbeaten record is on Tuesday when Romulus and their small group of disagreeable supporters (see above) visit the New Windmill Ground. Last season Romulus took four points off the Brakes, making the difference between promotion and failure in the play offs.
If Brakes have problems, it is in their defence, especially when ex Reading player Guy Sanders is not available. They have therefore swooped to sign centre half Chris Softley (who isn't) from Redditch United.
There's another needle match in South-East London on Tuesday night, but I think I will avoid the humiliation of a defeat by Palace. There is a lot of comment about how much anger there will be if Charlton loses, but that only increases the pressure on players lacking in confidence. What would be interesting is to see suggestions of a constructive way forward for the club given the financial constraints it faces.