Sunday, December 30, 2007

Out Foxed

Leicester City 1 Charlton Athletic 1

A point won through a last minute Paddy McCarthy equaliser, but another sub-standard performance from the Addicks.

I couldn't make the trip up to the Walker Stadium, and the reception from Radio Kent was abysmal. What I did hear wasn't helped by the awful woman commentator who we occasionally get, when all the others get to go to bigger and better games. I felt sorry for Steve Brown having to constantly fill in for her...

In fact, I couldn't be sure from the radio commentary and reception who scored either goal until confirmed by the Sky Sports Foxes fan reporting on the game - Clemence for the home team 12 minutes from the end, and the call that Luke Varney was apparently celebrating the Addicks late goal.

Points to note were Jon Fortune going off injured, and being replaced by fit-again Yassin Moutaouakil; Varney being preferred to Lloyd Sam on the right wing; and the goal for McCarthy against his former club, where he hooked the ball over his head from eight yards after a poor clearance fell to him.

It's nice to have gone through the Xmas period unbeaten, but three one-all draws following the defeat at West Brom do mean we haven't won since trouncing Ipswich way back on 8th December. Worryingly, the chances made in those last three games have been few and far between, which suggests that the side are missing Andy Reid much more than some thought.

It is now crucial that the team beat bottom of the table Colchester on Tuesday in order to stay with the chasing pack at the top of the league.

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