Luxembourg: Apparently there was some kind of anti-Parkinson demo before the match yesterday and the manager was booed by a section of the North Stand before the match, at half time and at the end of the match. This is directed at a team who are 3rd and, as Parky has pointed out, this has been achieved on a much smaller wage bill than many teams around them.
So how bad was the performance in the 2-2 draw against the Gills? Charlton edged the possession on 51 per cent and had nine shots on target to three for the Gills. We had seven to two off target and led the corner tally by 10 to 4. That sounds to me like a team short on luck.
Admittedly, once again, our defence might have some questions to answer. Richardson gave Charlton the lead with a shot from distance. Their equaliser could have been better defended and then Elliot was at fault for the second in stoppage time. He had to be taken off injured at the break and one wonders if he should have started given that he has had groin problems for some time.
Burton also had to be taken off injured after 43 minutes not long after he hit the crossbar.
One has to be aware that there are limitations to the quality of this team, but a play off place is still more than possible.