Well the agony is over and summer is upon us. My garden is looking splendid and my tennis is up and down a bit like Charlton's season.
As I have watched the majority of home games this season I thought I would put in order of merit the teams we have played at the Valley.
On my previous post re : Len Glover I received an e:mail some time a go from Steve Glover who had read on one or two of my previous posts how I admired Len Glover as a player and he told me about his autobiography. I volunteered to put a link on my Blog which he appreciated
Teams that came to play football and succeeded
No 1 Bristol City 1-1 -Played some great football in the second half and really should have won
No 2 Sheffield United 0-3 Tactically they did a job on us and as a lot of the press were saying at the time they should be a lot higher in the league. After sacking Robson they finished on a high.
No 3 West Brom 1-1 The only consistent team in the league and deserved Champions
No 4 Plymouth 1-2 Played very well at the Valley
No 5 Ipswich Town 3-1 Great match and if we had not had a magic spell of 20 minutes where I feel we played our best football of the season at home Ipswich could well have snatched a point.
No 6 Burnley 1-3 Played some very good football
Teams that were above average and tried to play some decent football
No 7 Wolves 2-3 They played some good football to start with but faded and Charlton should have at least got a point
No 8 Blackpool 4-1 Great game which could have been the reverse of the disastrous game at Bloomfield Road
No 9 Stoke 1-0 Played better than I thought they would but we played one of our best games
No 10 QPR 0-1 Typically they were just starting to come good
No 11 Scunthorpe 1-1 We could have won but they fought well for their point
No 12 Barnsley 1-1 Worked very hard
No 13 Preston 0-2 They were not great but solid we played absolute crap
No 14 Cardiff 3-0 For once we took all our chances-Cardiff at times played well
No 15 Sheff Wed 3- 2 Great match and Wednesday played their part
Simply teams that were not very good
No17 Colchester 1-2 They didn't have to play that well to win
No 16 Southampton 1-1 Dreadful Match
No 17 Watford 2-2 We should have won
No 18 Norwich 2-0 Easy win
No 19 Palace 2-0 How they have made the playoffs is a mystery
No 20 Leicester 2-0 Terrible performance from Leicester
No 21 Hull City 1-1 One of the most boring teams I have seen
No 22 Coventry 4-1 Missed the match but reports were not favourable
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Monday, 5 May 2008
Len Glover what a great favourite player of mine in my early days of supporting Charlton and I remember the great outcry of disapproval including my own when he was transferred to Leicester. Just ordered mine via this link firstname.lastname@example.org
If Lenny had been playing today he would be gracing the big stage as one of the top Premiership players.