Although I have a season ticket, I may not go to the next game. The team has slipped down towards mid-table and hopes of progress in the play offs are evaporating. There has been a series of humiliating home defeats.
The team I am referring to is not Charlton but Coventry Blaze who won the Elite League championship last year. This year it's all gone pear shaped with the team losing 2-4 on Sunday to Brahead Clan, a team of upstarts from a shopping mall in Glasgow (25 hardy Scots ventured with them to the southernmost point of top flight British ice hockey).
The team no longer seems to able to dominate the middle of the rink and is prone to defensive errors. There is a resort to the long puck game, a hopeful flick forward that might generate a lucky rebound off the boarding. Some of the players seem to have lost motivation.
And to cap it all the normal Sunday evening game which provides a conclusion to the weekend has been replaced this weekend by Friday and Saturday evening games.
So I will be going to Charlton v. Tranmere on Saturday. So far I haven't been able to find any useful information about the opposition from the Wirral Globe. However, it is worth bearing in mind that losing runs eventually come to an end. We may be mediocre, but so are most other teams in the division. If Chris Powell can inject a little more motivation and confidence, it could do the trick.
Posted by Wyn Grant at 06:27 0 comments