Saturday, 21 November 2015

Birmingham 0 v Charlton Athletic 1

After surviving an opening-half barrage, Captain Johnnie Jackson rose to meet a Holmes-Dennis cross to plant a header in the Blues net and give Charlton a lead they held onto. This was another unexpected win and it lifts us out of the bottom three. Birmingham couldn't capitalise on a stream of crosses from the right in the first-half as we failed to protect Morgan Fox but Henderson played his part and the Blues fluffed everything else. Katrien Meire and Karel Fraye will both sleep easier tonight and we can all look up the table tonight.

The atmosphere should lift for next Saturday's visit of the Tractor Boys when we should get to see Vaz Te make his first appearance at the Valley in a red shirt. He came on in the second-half for Ademola Lookman who had another decent hour. A good mate is telling me that Tony Watt won't play for us again and that we are lining up his sale. I hope that's not the case but his recent absences have been a little unexplained and the arrival of Vaz Te begged a question in terms of affordability given the fact that Madame Meire has been told to balance the books. If there is any truth in this then it will be another step towards confirming the direction that the protesting Addicks believe we are being taken in.

For now,  I am just happy that we are out of the bottom three and have halted the slide towards League One.

8 comments:

David Walker said...

I'd hate to see Watt go, he could be a key part in any climb up the table. A real talent that needs the right managing.

Anonymous said...

There's a great player in there. Needs a sport psychologist and the right manager. Charlton Supporter

Martin Cowan said...

Maybe he really is just injured.

Dave said...

Let's hope so Martin.

Anonymous said...

Cardiff ? Charlton Supporter

Ian said...

According to SLP off to Cardiff on loan , looks like the last we'll see of him , I know he's been off form this season but on his day still a good player and I'd be sorry to see him go !

ChicagoAddick said...

Nope. Been studying Welsh....

Dave said...

Doesn't look like he's injured if he's going on loan to the Bluebirds. I suspect this about balancing the books but also about distancing the 'fraud' claims following his 'sale' to us from SL before Roly sold them. If we sold Watt now to Cardiff it might put the 'sale' to us into sharp focus. My guess is he is going on a try-before-you-buy basis with an undisclosed fee having been agreed. Established Championship side with ambition, my arse.