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Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
An acquired refugee from the days of exile at Selhurst Park, my first game being a dreary 1-1 draw with Millwall. I followed the team back to The Valley, and have now been with them for over twenty years. You will find me in the Rose of Denmark or in the Lower West. Follow me on Twitter @DeepestDarkest1

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Gillingham 1 Charlton 1

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'd agree with McLeod and Mooney up front. But perhaps we can wait for the FA Cup and that other cup competition (sorry forgot who the sponsors are).