Thursday, 30 December 2010
A cruel December
We thought after a strong November that the gelling of the squad was complete and the platform for promotion had ben built, but the curse of the Manager of the Month award, the winter weather and poor form has seen us drop out of the JPT Trophy and fail to match a result from the previous season.
So we finish the year one point down on where we were agaisnt the similar opposition last season in a league that is distinctly ordinary compared to last season with a better balanced side but reduced quality.
January is going to be a critical month, the next two games generated just one point last season, so there is a chance to catch up. Swindon was the notorious game where we had two players sent off but Llerra came in with a last minute equaliser, one of those games that can be pointed to as points lost that would have put us into the automatics, we were so dominant before the second sending off.
As I talk rumours are that the takeover will be complete today and that will herald a new era for the club, whether it will herald new players time will only tell. I would like to see a strong central midfielder to come in, someone with Championship experience if not Premiership, a midfield Christian Dailly, a striker. I'd be happy to see Llerra or Fortune to be released or even both of them and a new player brought in.
For those of you old enough to remember, we need someone to come in who will galvanise our promotion campaign as did Jim Melrose all thsoe years ago in the mid '80's.
Happy New Year
readers and may 2011 be a return to championship fortunes for the Addicks