Friday, 19 August 2011

Any old Iron?

With Charlton topping the league and Scunthorpe in 20th place, tomorrow's fixture would look like a banker for the Addicks. One should never be complacent, but the team is playing well. The midfield has impressed. The central defenders may be a bit agricultural, but they are doing their job. Bradley Wright-Phillips has found his scoring boots and Paul Hayes, much criticised pre-season, is displaying his qualities.

Chris Powell has been playing down speculation about Rob Elliot moving to the Toon saying that talks are at an 'embryonic' stage. It looks as if Rob Elliot will be between the sticks on Saturday and there is a lot to be said for continuity.

Four Four Two saw the Iron finisihing in the play offs. The Times thought 'It will be a significant surprise if they make an immediate return to the Championship' and saw them finishing 16th. They thought that the looss of David Mirfin to Watford left a big hole in defence and saw their weakness as 'brittle confidence after relegation last season' which ended in a 6-0 defeat at Carrow Road.

The supremo is giant former central defender Alan Knill who was brought in from Bury with eight games to go last season but was not able to turn things around.

Some disllusioned Addicks may be tempted to return tomorrow, but don't expect a big crowd as Scunthorpe are expected to bring only around 250.

I am going for a 3-1 win for the Addicks.

Addick's Third Division Diary has now been running for a few weeks and this blog will now be phased out. There will be reduced content from now on, but links will be provided to stories on the new blog.


john said...

They lost 6-0 at Carrow road and were terrible (I was at the game) but in their next fixture away at Q.P.R they won 2-1, erratic.
I was impressed with Charlton at Colchester and we look to have to much for Scunthorpe- another 2-0 win.

Swedeaddick said...

"The Diary" will be missed thats for sure. I do hope you will continue writing on some other page.

Jack said...

Also CP would have been involved against Scunthorpe last season whilst at Leicester so they shouldn't be complete stangers to him, Scunthorpe being beaten 3-1 away and 3-0 at home, fingers crossed!

Wyn Grant said...

@Swede Addick, just moving to a new format and title, hopefully luckier for us: here at

Swedeaddick said...

Thank you for the link to the "new Diary" and long may it continue