Great afternoon and what entertainment and that's why I pay my hard earned pounds to watch a great game of football . A big thank you to Blackpool and its supporters, who came to play open football and also supported the one minute clapping for the Charlton faithful who died last year. It was brought home to me at half time when I heard someone in the queue for a drink say to her friend " I started to cry because a work colleague's name came up on the list but laughed when someone next to me said thank goodness my names not on the list".
The match, the best I have seen this season and the most enjoyable. Pardew what a great bloke, after Charlton went 2-0 up he waved to the North Stand to acknowledge the drummer who had been beating it from the off. If we can build on this then the future is bright .
The team today looked young fast and enjoyed their football, the spirit looked the best all season. Charlton's play was fast and furious and they created several chances before Bougherra's majestic header from an Ambrose corner. The second was a great finish from Varney who ghosted into the box. Burgess scored a magnificent goal for Blackpool from a 20 yard volley to make the home fans nervous before Zi who had a fantastic game scored a third from a scramble in the box. 3-1 at half-time a fourth was needed to make us all relax and Zi dully obliged after a |Bougheera header came back off the post. After a few scares in the Charlton box we strolled it and should have scored at least another two goals . Blackpool never stopped attacking which made for a great open game of football, which could have easily ended up 7 -4 .
Footnote: It was great to see the team play so well without the influential Reid.
Optimistic for the final push- you bet I am.
Come on you Reds.
Weaver - 7 No chance with the goal and overall had a good game
Youga - 9 The crowd love him and Im not surprised what a confident and stylish performance
Bougherra 8 A good game and looked dangerous at free kicks and corners.
McCarthy 8 I like him and hopefully he can cement his place in the team.
Moutaouakil 8 Fast and great on the ball
Holland 8 Did not put a foot wrong
Zi 9 My man of the match -was everywhere and scored two good goals
Ambrose 7 This guy has class but does not use it enough
Sam 6 A bit disappointing
Varney 8 The best game for Charlton so far
Mcleod 6 Tried and tried but lack finesse on the ball
Subs all 6 Thomas Dickson(who has great pace) Iwelumo
The Ref 9 Let the game flow
The crowd 8 Responded well to Pardews supposed dig.
Come on you Reds.