Friday, 6 March 2009

Addicks down under

Melbourne: The Charlton fan who recognised my bag at Sydeny Airport agreed with me that we had run out of road. He thought that Dowie should shoulder the main blame for the club's demise, although also thought that we had tried to do too much too soon.

The match against Watford is almost an irrelvance, but we want to try and end the season on a high note. I would think a 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome.

Pedro on Charlton Athletic Online has done an excellent review of the strengths and weaknesses of players and who is likely to be available next season. I think we will lose Bailey and Racon, hopefully keep Shelvey at least until Christmas.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When was the last time one of our strikers scored from open play?I make it Dec 15th.

Terry Thomas said...

I think we will lose anybody we can get shot of. The financial implications of relegation to an increasingly unstable club must determine that everything has a price including the academy, the womens team, the training ground. Such is the price for being successful for those Curbishley years, ie we now have more to lose when it goes pear shaped, unlike the 60s and 70s when we never had anything to lose so relegation didn't make much difference.