I was having a drink last night with a mate who was a professional footballer in the championship. Having posted a couple of days ago a plea for us to be more direct , it was really interesting to hear him say that the quality of the championship is not very good partly because every team now from the u-18’s level upwards think they have to play like Barcelona.It makes the play too slow , too many sideways and backwards passes. The younger players , particularly from prem clubs who go out on loan don’t know how to tackle or take a tackle . They struggle with the physicality of the league .
He asked me ‘who are the 2 players in your team who ideally you would like to have the ball the least’.I answered I suppose it should be the centre halves – he then said who do you think has the ball the most at charlton – I said that I strongly suspect it is our centre halves.
Ask yourself if mick mccarthy of Ipswich who had 16 corners last night and as a result won 3-0 and will get them promoted while we dominated the middle of the park understands the pointlessness of trying to be Barcelona unless of course iniesta is on our January shopping list.
My biggest wish for 2015 is a happy peaceful and healthy new year to anyone who takes the time to read my ramblings
My 2nd wish would be for charlton to say goodbye to the ‘patient build up’ and get a couple of wingers who can beat a man plus a centre forward who can head the ball and get the ball into the box at least 3 times more often per game than they did in 2014.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and BIG LOVE to all you addicks out there !!!!!