And so, just to prove that Plan B really does exist, Parkinson had Charlton set out in a 4-4-2 formation for the second week running. As I wrote previously, that is ok, if you have the quality of personnel to achieve a positive result from it, but yesterday confirmed for me that Charlton does not have the personnel to play that particular formation consistently well. Both sides cancelled each other out, and the draw was a fair result.
We did, however, fail to take the chance to go top, and are now very much in the sights of both Franchise FC, and more especially my second team, Colchester. It seems an eternity ago, that I was cheering on Colchester on a Friday night, as they slid inexorably towards the Conference, but here they are, thirty years later, breathing down our neck. Times change, and for Charlton, so does the formation occasionally. It may be time to bring Shelvey back in, rest Burton, and give Mooney a try from the off, either with, or without McLeod.