Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Blood, Sweat and No Tears...

Just a quick preview as such of forthcoming matches as I'm now out of the country for a couple of weeks...

The first of Phil Parkinson's new batch of loan signings arrived today I see - whether you like the idea of bringing in loan players or not, Charlton have little option what with no (real) money available and few clubs willing to sell for a reasonable price...welcome Reading right back Graeme Murty. This move is confirmation that Yassin Moutaouakil really doesn't figure in Parky's longer term plans, and I suspect that willl irk plenty of fans, especially as Moots had a decent game in the cup at the weekend.

Other new signings will follow soon it seems, though whether any arrive in time for Saturday's game against Nottingham Forest is unclear.

The Forest game really is a massive one for the club, and can justifiably be called a six-pointer... A win for the Addicks will drag the visitors back into relegation danger while anything else looks like it could signal the end of hope in getting out of this mess, especially with tougher games to follow.

I'll miss the game (and with an 8-hour time difference and dodgy hotel internet connection probably won't get to listen in either...), but it sounds like those that couldn't play in the cup will be back for the league game; Mark Hudson, Andy Gray, Murty, and Martyn Waghorn could all get starting places. That still leaves the squad in need of filling in for the Norwich cup replay, though with Jonjo Shelvey being aimed at the FA Youth Cup game that week, I doubt he will feature at Carrow Road.

My time abroad has so far seen plenty of blood (two nosebleeds and a cut finger!) and sweat (it is hot and humid here), but no tears; I'm hoping that after the next two games the fans, players and management have no cause to cry at all.

Up the Addicks!

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I like Moo2 but the goals we let in are frequently his fault . He is great going forward but hopeless defensively . The goal that Norwich scored was 100% his fault on Saturday. If youve got Sky Plus you can slomo the move and watch him dive in at the man with the ball instaead of leaving Fortune to deal with it.
I am probably alone in thinking that Murty is a good loan move !!!!
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