Leyton Orient come through the Blackwall Tunnel tomorrow no doubt hoping for three easy points at The Valley as they continue their late play-off push. Their recovery from a poor start to the season seems to have been boosted by their cup run.
The performance at Rochdale seems to have been reasonably good. Of course, whingers have pointed out that performances don't matter, results do. However, given our situation, a gradual improvement seems the best that we can hope for.
The 'we are heading for relegation' crowd have appeared again. Admittedly, we do have quite a mediocre squad, but so do most of the other teams in the league. What we lack at the moment is confidence and the deep-rooted pessimism of Charlton fans doesn't help.
Drinking During the Game is one of the best Charlton blogs, but its author argued that 'If anyone can, we can' on the relegation issue. I don't think that casting ourselves as victims or feeling hard done by does anything to help. It is possible that the new fans' consultative panel headed by Jonathan Acworth may provide the required spark.
The pessimism is odd when you recall that this is the club that produced the Valley Party from among its fans. But I suppose that is all a long time ago.
My wife is joining me tomorrow in hopeful mood, but I do think that a draw is the most likely outcome.