Sunday, 26 July 2009

Barnet 2 v Charlton Athletic 0

Much as predicted, the youthful and unfamiliar side put out at Barnet yesterday were beaten. Randolph, Youga, Clark, Mambo, Solly, Small, Semedo, Stavrinou, Wagstaff, Fleetwood and McLeod started the game with Spring, Davisson, and Tuna evntually coming on for Solly Semedo and Fleetwood respectively.

Hard to know what to make of this but we didn't play particularly well from the couple of reports posted and Phil Parkinson was elsewhere on the day "scouting." The facts though are that we have wasted another opportunity to get a near-to first eleven playing together and a second successive Saturday defeat to lower league opposition will not help confidence or morale. Surely we will see our first team run-out on Tuesday? With only two senior matches left before the visit of Wycombe Wanderers the signs are not good. Any late signings, let alone the five Parky thinks he needs, won't have time to settle and it's hard not to conclude that our preparation for League One has been


Kappacino Kid said...

A shambles?

Anonymous said...

with our dire form from last season, we really needed to get wins under our belt in pre-season to improve confidence. My concern is that a) the early wins will be ruined by losses now, b) we will not have a settled side going into the new season and c) if the takeover does not proceed and we are forced to sell Bailey, Racon, Jonjo then our starting 11 yesterday may not be far off our best team anyway!

Ken Jennings said...

Tough to say what is going on at all, let alone effective preparation for the Season start.

A(mostly)bunch of kids, perhaps because players on offer - like most of the first team - won't be risked?

And the motely crew were lead by a Manager VOLUNTEERING his time. Mark Kinsella is out of contract and receives no income.

Sounds really rinky dink to me.

Just got to hope this is, as suggested, the week it finally gets sorted.

And I sure hope Mark Kinsella is still a part of it.