Saturday 1 March 2014

Champions defeat Charlton

The prospective champions of the Championship, Leicester City, beat Charlton 3-0 at the Kingpower Stadium this afternoon. I had forecast a 3-1 defeat on the boards, so we didn't get the consolation goal. We remain third from bottom, one point behind Millwall, with three games in hand. You can read the BBC report of the game here: Outfoxed

Charlton used to do well against Stockport County when were in the same division. I remember standing on the Railway End at Edgeley Park and seeing Andy Hunt score and us establishing such a commanding lead over them at home that the Bloke Behind Me walked out in disgust. This afternoon I made the short journey to the New Windmill Ground to see Leamington beat County 2-1. Disgruntled County fans are complaining that the Brakes are a 'tiny' club. Match report here: Brakes

Elsewhere, former Addicks manager Alan Pardew explains the difference between a head butt and pushing someone away with your head. Come to think of it, he did score a few times with his head as a player: Using your head

1 comment:

Mick said...

to be honest it could have easily been worse - Leicester were very good indeed, if you tried to stop them going wide they came through the centre, if you stop them in the centre they had an outlet on the wing, they worked very hard on closing players down, they knew who to pass to, without having to think about it, Charlton looked 'leggy' but I suspect would have lost no matter what against leicester in this form.