Friday, 25 April 2014

A draw could be a very good result tomorrow

A win tomorrow and we are probably home and dry. However, a draw looks like it would be a good enough result if Blackpool go down again at Wigan. That scenario would put us three points clear of the Seasiders and mean a draw with Watford on Tuesday would put us out of Blackpool's reach in the last match. 

Being greedy, it would be good to see Wigan score a few goals tomorrow and increase the goal deficit between us and Blackpool. Currently four, a 3-0 Wigan win would give us a decent lead assuming we were to lose by the odd goal to Watford and would enable us to stay up by losing the last game by a goal or two. It's not too much to hope for. Blackpool's have yielded a meagre 12 points from the last 81 possible. That's just two meagre home wins and six draws from 27 (twenty-seven) matches. Almost impossible in my opinion to arrest that with two games left.

Planning on scraping home is the typical Charlton view of things. With a glass half-full and still drunk on the comeback at Hillsborough, there's no reason why Jose Riga shouldn't go for the jugular tomorrow and three points. Even if it back-fired, we have another go on Tuesday.

Team selection may be the secret tomorrow, even if it didn't stop us at Sheffield  Wednesday. Hamer has to play in goal. I'd go with Fox, Dervite or Wood, Morrison and Solly in the back-line. It has to be Poyet and Cousins in centre-mid with Jackson out left and Wilson our right. On the evidence of his hat-trick alone, I would let Sordell start again looking to continue where he left off and I would probably play Obika alongside him for his aerial threat on the end of a Wilson cross.

I will take my trusty radio tomorrow so I get the news from the other matches. For once it might make watching Charlton slightly more comfortable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave, let's hope we are out of this today - but somehow I think that is not the Charlton way! PJ