One league game down and what a great result that was, 15 new players appears to have made a difference that it was supposed to make. The team immediately looked assured and unlike the Den Bosch game we found our place in the game rather quickly.
Talking to many fans about the Bournemouth game we looked tidy partculary in the middle and Stephens stood out for me and many other fans. Let’s not forget that there are 11 players out there and many who made there league debut at the game, Hollands, Wiggins, Hayes, Hughes, Morrison. All who looked good for the time that they played. In the second half Pritchard got the chance to make his home league debut but was place out on the wing, I had only seen him play in the center previously.
A reat finish from Dale Stephens to get the addicks one up on Bournemouth, Waggy then hit Bournemouth with the best goal he has ever scored. He will find it hard to top that one! Then Wright-Phillips fights hard to get into the box after being clipped to earn us a penalty, which was cooly tucked away by our new captain Johnnie Jackson. 3-0 to Charlton which is a great result.
Whilst a solid performance from the team one player stood out as a possible weak link for and that was Chris Solly. He looked a tad vunerable and got caught out a couple of times, luckily for him and the team it did not matter but he surely needs to work on his positioning otherwise it could land us in trouble. Though once Taylor is fully fit I would expect him to take up the right back position.
Before our next league game we should have played Reading in the Carling Cup, as you are all fully aware the riots that took place recently in the South and North of England meant that the policing resources were being used to control the situation. Due to this the game had to be cancelled and has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 23rd August. Looking forward to it!
So Notts County tomorrow which also means the first Saturday show of the new season, with a twist! It’s now an afternoon show so we can provide the build up to the BBC commentary that is available on the CAFC Player, it will contain high class banter and interviews as before. I’m really looking forward to it and so should you! So make sure you tune in from 1pm tomorrow to hear what Olly, Steve, Matt and myself have to say! There will also be an appearance from Peter Finch. (Sorry)
Notts County away I expect will not be a easy away fixture, both teams won their opening games 3-0 so will expect to win this one with confidence naturally high. Due to the cancellation of the Reading game Chris Powell will be serving the second of a two game game so will be sitting in the stands.
I’m hoping that come to the final whistle tomorrow we will have pushed Notts County to one side and give the other clubs in the league a message that we will not be messed with and therefore expect to lose when you play us.
As some of you may already be aware being a part of Charlton Live has given me the oppurtunity to play the music in The Valley pre-game and during half-time, many fans othered suggestions to me for song choices for the Bournemouth game. Unfortunately some of the tracks would not play (royal pain the backside) Please do bare with me as all suggestions will get an airing! Afterall there are many home games remaining.
Be preapred for a bit of Spandeu Ballet and the Scunthorpe game which is the next league home fixture.
Until next time folks, come on you addicks!