About Me

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

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Kyel Be Back

This morning I have got up to be confronted with yet more snow. Fortunately it is light, but it has settled. If the white stuff were to put in an appearance every year in the way that it has both this year and last year, I know one thing for certain; I would never buy a heavy rear wheel drive car ever again. My car is beyond rubbish when there is snow on the roads.

All the weather forecasts I can find are telling me that Charlton did not get snow last night, so at least I can attend a game on a Saturday again. I am also hoping that the team will be smarting from their experience against Leyton Orient, and want to make amends for it, so hopefully a much improved performance is on the cards.

New boy Kyel Reid should at least make the bench for this one, although I am not sure if he will be used as anything other than an impact substitution, given that he only trained with the squad for the first time yesterday. I am curious as to the fitness of McKenzie though. A fully fit McKenzie would have been a shoo in for me in the troublesome left sided midfield role, but along with his questionable fitness, I suspect his attacking instincts compromise his ability to cover back for a vulnerable Basey. With Youga out for at least another week or three, a balanced left sided specialist was always a shortcoming in the team, so well done to Parkinson and the board for sorting it out.

I am just happy that I will be back to see the team in action again, as I have not been able to attend a home game since Swindon on Boxing Day. Work gets in the way of midweek games for me, so I am not going to let snow stop me today.......hopefully.

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