Monday 18 April 2022

Not a meaningless match

Charlton face Cambridge United at the iconic Abbey Stadium tomorrow night.   Over 50 clubs have been promoted to the Football League since the introduction of automatic promotion in 1987.

Charlton were just one place behind Cambridge until their unexpected 2-1 win at league leaders Wigan on Saturday.   They are now 'full of confidence' for the Tuesday fixture.

Wigan manager Leam Richardson said: 'Credit to Cambridge, they were productive, especially first half,  As good as they were offensively in the first half, they were good defensively in the second half.'  However, Mark Bonner thought that his side got too deep in the second half.

Many Charlton fans have been saying they have given up on the season, or are giving up on the club altogether.   Supporting Charlton is not easy most of the time, but true fans stay loyal and hope for better times.

One thing that most fans would agree on is that recruitment this summer will be crucial.   Curbs has been saying on Charlton Live that the higher up the table we finish the more likely good players are likely to join us.  That is why the match against Cambridge is not meaningless, but I am not too hopeful.

The formation controversy continues, but quite a lot of teams do play successfully with 3-5-2.  The real problem is the quality of many of our players whatever formation they play in.

The last time we played Cambridge away was in 1992 when Alan Pardew scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory.

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