Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Posh Boys

Off for a meeting in Peterborough and coincidentally Charlton are playing there, not sure how that happened.  This is Charltons last match before we enter the dreaded last 10, anyone with a memory will realise that with a couple of exceptions Powell, Parkie, Pardew and Curbs were never great at getting points during the run in.  Dowie and Reed have to be excluded as they failed to get to the last 10.

Posh are currently in good form so this is not going to be a walk through the grass .. well actually it is, certainly more so than playing at the Valley.

With Stephens and Solly on the bus we should see a better balanced team on the park, that is if Stephens brings his football boots unlike against Forest when his football boot attire were performing like a legless duck.

Its a big game for Powell, the general consensus remains "We trust in Powell"   & "100% Support", but the murmurings are growing.  A defeat tonight could spell more panic and this time not just on the terraces a win gives us the breathing space and the knowledge of only three draws in 10 will probably lead to safety.

I see no real point in losing CP now, but I do think that the remainder of the season is a re application for his job.  A superb job last season with good purchases and a fantastic promotion are now a fading memory and in this harsher environment question marks have been raised.  He is a young and inexperienced manager but he has had 2 plus years of learning and that must account for something.  He is not the first manager to work without money, but he did reassure us that last seasons squad is good enough to stay in this league, now he has to prove it ... which he is doing a little by the skin of our teeth, but also we are ahead of a number of clubs ... not just the bottom three.

I would probably say tonight will be a draw, but its just a battle and in the end the war is likely to be won and we will retain Championship status. Then we will see what the owners are made of  - current or future, but until then its going to be, as Sir AF says, Squeaky bum time!

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