Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Time for Rovers to walk the plank?

I haven't got time for a real preview of this evening's match and New York Addick (now back in the UK) has done a better job anyway.

I will be working late today but still hope to make the Royal Oak for a pre-match pint. Like Yeovil on Saturday, Bristol Rovers will arrive at the Valley on the back of a winless streak. Form then will be with us and whilst the Glovers didn't fold after our opening goal, we have to hope Rovers might.

It's hard to believe we are sitting pretty in second place and still haven't taken a two-nil lead at home this season. It must only be a matter of time before we do this and when we do I believe it will give us the confidence to settle down properly and maybe get that elusive convincing home performance.

Rovers won't be pushovers, as they proved at Brighton on Saturday,  so we will need to be bold. It's rare that a side in the lower half of the table goes away to the top two in successive matches and avoids defeat in both, so I am plumping for a Charlton victory again and I am going for the elusive winning margin and performance. We can settle for a slog against Luton on Saturday.

Wrap up warm because it'll be c-c-cold this evening as the cloud is expected to lift.

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