In the intense heat of the Late Cypriot afternoon, I tuned in to the game yesterday and it sounded a cracking Testimonial. We made a real game of it against a side who haven't conceded in five pre-season friendlies prior to yesterday.
Three goals was the obvious plus but the four conceded a tad worrying. We shouldn't get over-focused on this but Robbie Elliott has come in for a lot of stick, especially for the line-up of the wall at two free kicks and his own positioning for them. Hopefully it will be a timely reminder for him although, personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Sullivan start next week.
I'd rather comment on the positives and those sounded like the midfield and Bradley Wright-Phillips in particular. It was good to hear Johnnie Jackson back in the thick of it and scoring again. Kenny Jackett was "very pleased with the opposition...Charlton are a massive club...who pushed us all the way." Always liked Jackett.
Bring on the Cherries!