Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hope at Hull

Many of the Addickted will be setting out soon for the long trek to what is England's most isolated city. Those going by train have told that their return train has been cancelled and they will have to get a coach to Doncaster, not getting back to London until 10 p.m. Paul May is already there, enjoying the comforts of the Holiday Inn at Hull Marina and will be reporting from the KC Stadium this afternoon.

Reading off the table, this would seem to be a straigtforward three points for the home club, who will be augmented by new signing Gedo. However, Charlton have been undefeated in their last eight trips to Humberside, winning four and drawing four. In terms of their away record, the Addicks have a ratio of 2:1 in terms of wins and draws compared with defeats.

It was difficult to find any informed local commentary on the game, which is unusual. One report I saw seemed to think that Hollands was still playing with us.

The home game at Charlton was played out in appalling weather, ending in a frustrating 0-0 draw for both sides. However, Hull score relatively few goals, earning a very efficient 0.75 points for every goal scored.

The Addicks are without Danny Haynes who has aggravated his hamstring injury and I think that he does add something when he is available. Nevertheless, I am hopeful that we will come away with a point this afternoon.

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