In freezing conditions Charlton drew 0-0 with Fleetwood Town at The Valley this afternoon, leaving them five points away from the play off places. The official attendance was 9.865, but it was a few thousand below that, bearing in mind that EFL rules require that season ticket holders are counted as in attendance.
The visitors sat back in the first half and Charlton were incapable of breaking them down. Around the half hour mark, the Covered End started a chant of '4-4-2'. One fan tweeted that Robinson's tactics and formation were ****. Charlton were slow and predictable The referee was so bored he added no minutes on.
Robinson played his master stroke on 60 minutes with a double substitution. Magennis went off to ironic cheers, accompanied by Reeves. Ajose and Zyro came on.
Amos did well to keep out a one on one on 62 minutes and the rebound was just wide. The visitors were in more attacking mode in the second half.
Richard Cawley tweeted that Fosu and Forster-Caskey were the only players trying to make something happen.
Fans scanned the Charlton heights for sight of a kangaroo, but not even a wallaby could be seen.
I have to say that I am glad I am too unwell to come to matches.
Karl Robinson put the display down to the poor decision-making in the final third, so that's all right then. Admittedly, sixty per cent possession and two shots on goal does tell a story.
Chris Solly could be ruled out until the summer (at least Acworth will be pleased): Knee problem