Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Derby County 2 v Charlton Athletic 0

Highly predictable defeat to the league leaders at their place last night. I was working late and was following the match on the train home from Cannon Street. It was two-nil and all over by the time I reached Charlton. 

I gave up when I got home and was pleasantly surprised to see that we didn't ship any more goals. It looked to me like Cousins may have been rested ahead of Huddersfield, although perhaps he has a knock because Luzon may have taken the opportunity to rest a few more had that been the reason.

The unusual selection was Lawrie Wilson in central-midfield when there were other more obvious options. Perhaps Guy thinks he's seen something no-one else has in Wilson although having been subbed at half-time I suspect it's an experiment he won't be repeating. Laura can't be high on confidence right now and neither can Christophe Lepoint who had to watch Alou Diarra make his debut in Wilson's place.

The good news was that those below us didn't fare a lot better and Blackpool and Millwall were both well-beaten. Millwall went down 3-1 at home by Sheffield Wednesday and Ian Holloway will need all of his powers of motivation to get them up for a very difficult looking trip to Rotherham on Saturday. If they lose there they will fall six points adrift of their opponents and at least five away from Fulham if they also fail to win. Pressure indeed and I can see a large lady in her dressing room preparing for the stage.

3 comments:

Pete said...

Not sorry I missed it, was much better getting Pissed here in Tenerife. Lovely 24 degrees today, sitting outside a bar in the sun, beer in hand after a pleasant 3 mile stroll. Keep working hard, enjoy Saturday. Tell me tales of 3 points well won please. See you next week.

Anonymous said...

It won't just be the corpulent dame who will be singing if "that lot" get relegated.

Dave said...

As I was saying....