Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tide comes in for Blackpool

After five months without a home win, Blackpool beat Charlton 1-0 this evening with a goal in time added on. It was a grim night for the 264 Addicks who have made the journey in a crowd of 3,216. After the game social media had many demands for Karl Robinson to go.

Although they had some chances, Charlton never looked like scoring. It was 71 minutes before they won a corner by which time the Tangerines had had fourteen.

It was a dreary first half with a twelve minute delay after Blackpool's Delfouneso was stretchered off. Page had to be withdrawn after the clash of heads. Brian Cole commented, 'So far the game that was called off was better than the first half.'

In the time added on Forster-Caskey was just over the bar with a half volley from 25 yards. Solly supplied a pinpoint cross to the head of Zyro, but the ball went over the bar.

After the break Magennis nodded wide from a Zyro cross. Sarr had to clear off the line on 80 minutes.

One minute into stoppage time Amos, who had made a couple of good saves, came off his line and only half cleared, allowing the home side to put the ball in the net. Fosu was narrowly wide with a last chance.

Karl Robinson has admitted that it was no use blaming the referee for Charlton's poor performance. Instead he has turned to the last page in his book of excuses: blame yourself. He has admitted that the buck stops with him and he has to take responsibility. He also apologised for failing to acknowledge the travelling Addicks after the game: Buck stops with me

Meanwhile former Charlton coach and interim manager Les Reed is being blamed for the problems encountered by Southampton: Saints

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