Friday, January 05, 2007

Cup Final Road starts again for Pardew

Alan Pardew led his team out on cup final day last May, and we Charlton fans are all hoping that history repeats itself for Pards this year.

Charlton's FA Cup campaign kicks of away at Nottingham Forest tomorrow, in a tough game against the League one leaders.

The bad news is Charlton have not performed well against lower league opposition recently, and that Osei Sankofa is banned, plus Young, Hreidersson, Bent (D), and Reid are still all injured.

The good news is that Forest have two players banned after being sent off during a thrashing in their last match. Charlton meanwhile do have new signing Zheng Zhi available, plus returned loanees Walton and John are back at the club.

This is the team I expect Pardew to put out -

Scott Carson
Talal El Karkouri
Jonathan Fortune
Souleymane Diawara
Djimi Traore
Matt Holland
Bryan Hughes
Dennis Rommedahl
Darren Ambrose
Marcus Bent
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Subs should be from Myrhe, Ashton, Kishishev, Faye, Zhi, Walton, Thomas, and Simmons.

This is a game that Charlton should win, but without an away victory in 90 minutes since this stage of the tournament last year, it will be a tough ask. With a raucous crowd - both ends singing their versions of Mull of Kintyre! - the pressure is on the Premiership club to hold sway and fight out the victory that Pardew will demand.

Pedro45's score prediction is a 1-1 draw, and a happier home leg in ten days time.

My one-to-watch is Bryan Hughes - I don't remember having him as my OTW before, but he does like the odd goal against the lesser teams, and he should get enough of a run out to improve his record once more.

Up the Addicks!

No Carson i'm afraid, so Myre will step in.
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