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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

No more heroes

Talking of Deano, is he the only Hero we have left at the club? Where have our Robbos, Kinsellas, Rufi , Steve Browns, Bowyers, Mendoncas, P*****s gone? HH has some guile about him and seems to care and perhaps Jeffers has the making but too many of the rest seem fit to take the several-thousand-pounds-a-week and have done with it. Even the Valley faithful have had the life sucked out of them. Are we setting ourselves up for a fall here? With an 'unsackable' manager and his 'I don't need the crowd to tell me…' comments, what I'd like him to tell US is - exactly what is the Big Idea here Curbs? What's your master plan? Because from where I'm sitting things have been slowly falling apart since we lost and failed to replace Andy Hunt. Slowly we've whittled away and failed to replace the heart in our side, Robbo, Kinsella, Brown etc. Why have we now got a side that 'couldn't pass water (your words Curbs)' for 80 minutes and more than that don't seem too bothered by it. I could go on - so I will. What's the obsession with goalkeepers? What's with buying so many crocks and being unable to re-abilitate our own walking wounded within less than 9 months? Why does Jason Euell have to start every game? Why did you play JJ and Misbie up front for the closing stages of last nights game - did you think it was suddenly going to work? I don't expect us to win the league, or anything else come to that - but I would like to see my beloved team a) at least care or even look as if they care and b) pass the ball.


Blogger Inspector Sands said...

Ouch! Hope the eye's healing up.

September 14, 2004 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger se3addick said...

Things look rosier today, and the website interview with Curbs gets the mood just right, in my view. The team is stabilising and still has some way to go. Results are picking up and we've still got Holland in reserve. Deano is asserting himself again, the back four of Young, Perry, Fortune and Hreidarsson just gets better and better, El Karkouri might turn out to be the best of the summer signings, Murphy is acclimatising nicely and Rommedahl will improve once he and Curbs get to know each other better.

Charlton have always done well when the players have understood as well as Curbs just how close the club came to extinction. With the departure of Rufus we've now lost even the links with the play-off final in 1998, so a generation of new arrivals have to pick up the ethos of struggle against adversity that has given the club its backbone. I think Jeffers and Murphy should be ideal for this.

I think we'll have a good season!

September 28, 2004 at 7:22 PM  

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