With Charlton suffering two successive 2-0 away defeats and falling to 18th in the table, the usual suspects are coming out of the woodwork and renewing their criticism of Chris Powell's stewardship as manager.
One well-known critic complained, 'Powell may be a nice bloke , but I am concerned because he does not seem to learn from game to game he still picks same players and formations even when it is clear its not working, not sure new owners will stick with Powell too long if we don't at least look like we are moving the right way, but I would like to see an old head brought in to help Powell like Curbishley.'
However, one of Chris Powell's defenders responded, 'We're 18th as it happens, but as many points from the playoffs as we are from the relegation places - closer to the playoffs on goal difference. If we were to get 2 wins from our home games we might find ourselves a lot higher placed.'
'The Championship is an odd league - anyone can beat anyone and clubs tend to go on mini runs. If you get carried away with a couple of bad results then you deserve to look silly when a couple of wins come in. Yes it's one win in 6, or it's 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in our last 9, both losses coming away from home.'
'Powell is doing just fine, especially considering the constraints on strengthening the side in the summer. We're a mid-table side with mid-table form. What's to complain about?'