Saturday, 24 October 2015

Charlton Nil v Brentford 3

Back to close to a first choice eleven today but still nowhere near good enough to get a result. After the initial ten minutes of inertia when Gudmundson, Watt and Moussa all missed chances, the visitors settled into the game and took control in midfield. Old boy Alan McCormack and his sidekick Alan Judge ran the show although Cousins and Jackson gave them the floor.

Brentford's passing and movement was simple and embarrassed us. They were strong down our left and played triangle after triangle as they worked their way into our box. Possibly guilty of being too elaborate, they finally found the scoring formula with a fast break and delicious deep cross which was so good, Swift was able to time his run and shape his leap to perfection. Henderson had no chance as the header powered past him.

After that it was largely one-way traffic and McCormack deserved a goal when he finished a fine break with a shot from distance which beat Henderson but bounced down off bar and post. One down at half-time and I wondered if a second Bees goal would finish it after the break. Sure enough ten minutes in and with a Charlton attack stopped, McCormack broke out and with Judge supporting alongside they played a one-two, one-two before Judge looked up and curled a belter beyond the despairing dive of Henderson and inside the far post in front of the jubilant Bees. Two-nil, game over.

That's two points from the last 15 at home and we have conceded first in all five of those. The football we have been playing is fractured and largely hopeful. You can't expect to win games like this and Brentford showed us how it should be done. Sorry to say it again but our side aren't playing for the manager. I am not in favour of repeatedly changing but you can't keep one for whom the players aren't playing. Like his predecessors, he's not been given a good hand by Roland Duchatelet but he's not played it well either and must go.

As I concentrate on the rugby, I see we have conceded a third. Nail in coffin for Luzon.


7 comments:

Dave said...

5.50pm update; Malky Mackay at the match today (I hope not) but Nigel's Clough and Pearson on the Rumour Mill. Whoever it is, I hope Katrien carries out her usual thorough due diligence and that she scours the market for the best possibly replacement (Just like last time).

Anonymous said...

Brendan Rogers would be worth a punt for me.

Dave said...

7.10pm Luzon sacked according to the BBC.

Anonymous said...

The next manager will be appointed by the same idiots who appointed the last two so don't hold your breath

Pete said...

Damian Matthew and David Martane gone too according to Sky. I might start going again!!

Anonymous said...

Time to pass on the poisoned chalice!

Dave said...

Brendan Rogers? No chance.