Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Charlton Athletic 1 v FC Den Bosch 0 by Cyprus Addick

I received a handful of texts last night as I tucked into a lamb fillet in a restaurant near Coral Bay. Nil-nil at half-time and "uninspiring." The mood obviously picked up during the second period as the comments improved. A competitive fixture against a decent passing side and the only question was could we break the deadlock? I responded saying I expected BWP to snatch a winner, so was pleasantly surprised when he did just that.

Millwall will be a bigger test on Saturday and I hope we play it as a competitively friendly and not a traditional Testimonial. I don't expect to hear that Alan Dunne has scored the winner in a 5-4 result. I hope we contribute by getting 500+ fans there. Dunne is a one club man who has stuck at his game in spite of some lean periods and has battled to win over the boo-boys. Often played out of position (Mark McGhee thought he could play left-midfield), Kenny Jackett restored him to right-back and he has been performing solidly there for a couple of years. He will be far better off than most of us as a 30 year old but he has never been on silly money and whatever he earns from this season will need to be invested wisely. We are obviously the big draw for Dunne but I hope he has a good number of Addicks to applaud at the final whistle.


Go on, you know you want to....