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Was a pretty dire game really. They were solid but never threatened us. We were slightly the better side throughout but really lacked a cutting edge.
Hislop-5 Nothing to do but slow off his line and lack of communication with defenders on a worrying number of occasions
Konchesky-6 Not bad but still very error-prone
Gabbidon-8 Very solid with lots of crucial interceptions, though with one or two mistakes
Collins-9 MOTM Won every header, a rock in defense
Ferdinand-6 Not bad but RB is not his position
Etherington-7 Dangerous and inventive, but no killer crosses/passes
Reo-Coker-5 Not in the game
Mullins-5 Failed to control the midfield, constantly outmuscled and outplayed by Holland
Benayoun-6 Got into it in the second half but wasted a couple of very good chances
Harewood-7 Never really got going but worked hard and always a threat
Ashton-5 Not in it at all, rightly subbed.
Sheringham-7 Played well, added what we'd been lacking in the first half
Zamora-6 Didn't look too bad, unlucky not to score
Katan-5 Not enough time
Dissapointed as it ends any lingering dreams we had of europe via the league but am by no means disheartened by this result. Charlton were resolute, and we just weren't quite at our best.
Think you are unfair in your assesment of Mullins here mate no_no
Thought he had quite a good game myself, spread the play nicely on several of occassions
Didnt he get man of the match ? (serious question, I was upstairs for all the post match stuff and thought i heard his name for 'Man of the match' - but i could be imagining things)
If Yossi had worn his shooting boots we would have won. He put at least two wide and gifted two soft ones straight at the keeper.
Had we scored it would have kicked off. We would have gone for a second and Charlton would have had to push up leaving more space.
As it was the lack of goals killed it as a spectacle.
I really felt we controlled it and did not look under pressure at the back.
Dropping 5 of last 6 home points looks expensive to me. Shame, I'd hate to see the League performance drift away and we have some tough games coming up.
Went to the game today - Was pretty poor to be honest, but on chances created, we deserved to nick it. There were some glimpses of our good play, but overall we were held be a defensive Charlton - If we had been anywhere near our best, we would have stuffed them.
Was a bit disappointed with the crowd today, was very quiet!
Really? I thought Deano showed some good touches and linked up the midfield and attack well...
I can't see how Ashton was 'jaded' - how many games did he play for Norwich this season? He's not exactly had the workload of Marlon.
Thought there was promise in the Collins/Anton blend - some nice overlaps from Anton first half, and seemed to get further forward there.
In terms of effort and mileage, I had Yossi as MOTM, although in results, Collins..
Am aware I'm in the minority in this opinion but really thought Holland bullied him out of the game today. Mullins and Reo-Coker really did lose the midfield battle IMO.
Agree, I thought he showed some good touches also but wasn't putting himself about the way that Marlon was.
Spot on - and not for the first time this season. Every game he does exactly this - and it reminds me of why we got rid of him in the first place.
From what I saw we lacked a cutting edge and there was no subtlety to our play, moves were telegraphed and there was no running off the ball. It was pretty putrid stuff to be honest - One of those games that had 0-0 written all over it after about 5 minutes.
There was a difference in circumstances as to why those players left though... we do treat more than one of our ex players a lot worse than they treated Konch.
I thought Konch left because he wasnt being played in the right position for him and consequently wasnt doing too well at LM?
I didnt think that he was in the same class a Judas for them as certain ex players are for us?
I think that was one of the reasons behind his public falling out with Curbishly and the fact that he's had nothing good to say about them since, point I was trying to make was that Konch didn't leave Charlton on good terms whereas Powell left us a happy bunny.
I doubt he's in the same class as Ince but Charlton don't really have a lot to make a noise about do they
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