Thursday 5 October 2023

Onward and upward?

Charlton have the chance to make it four home wins in a row when they face Blackpool at home.   The teams are adjacent in the form table (13th/14th) but the Seasiders have a better home than away record (won just one).   Three points might eeen get us in the top half of the table:

Streaming allowed me to watch Tuesday's game.   The result was obviously pleasing even if the dirty Devonians were in part the architects of their own misfortune.   I particularly enjoyed Leaburn's goal.  I thought that the right substitutes were brought on at the right time.

Derided as scraping the barrel when he joined us, Corey Blackett-Taylor showed once again that he is a class act.   Chuks Aneke;s physicality is a challenge for opposition defences and he has good ball control.  Alfie May should have taken the penalty and should be positioned up front.   Louie Watson is a great loan signing.   Tedic is a very technical player, not sure whether he will deliver.   Good to see Scott Fraser back on the pitch.

Without joining that nabob of negativity Steve Brown, there are clearly areas for improvement.   The space we gave Exeter for their goal was worrying, although Maynard-Brewer could have done better. Our corners rarely threaten and often give the basis for a counter attack where we are often at sixes and sevens.  One of the corners taking short was more threatening, but this is a skilled art.

So far so good for the new manager, but he has been fortunate in the players coming back from injury.

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