Thursday, 23 August 2007

Wednesday Preview

Injury list: Yassin, Varney, Holland, Todorov.
Other unavailable players: Dickson (loan), Racon (Pards won't play him yet).

So it could be that our squad will be stretched for Saturday, but I remain unusually optimistic. I didn't see the the Stoke game, so the last time I saw Charlton was against Scunthorpe, which wasn't a bad performance. I am anticipating a similar game: smooth build-up play, slick passing and silky skills creating chance after chance, versus uncompromising hoofs for Big Bent to chase. ;)

Seriously though, the difference in technical ability between Scunthorpe and us was huge, and Wednesday may not be much better. They will probably battle in midfield, defend deep and ride their luck while we attack relentlessly. 0-1 then... with Jeffers getting the only goal... please God no.

Hopefully the ref won't be so bad this week, anyway.

I would line-up:

Semedo McCarthy Bougherra Thatcher
Ambrose Zheng Zhi Reid Thomas
Bent Mcleod

Subs: Randolph, Powell (for the post-match jig), Fortune, Sam, Iwelumo.


StoneMuse said...

Would agree with the lineup, hope we don't miss Moo2 too much.


Valleyfloydfloyd said...

If Semedo is at right back then I would bet that Pardew may play Faye as holding midfield. Think you would need a holding midfield if you have McCarthy in the back line.
The problem with Ambrose, I think is that he is being asked to play as left wing / attacking left midfielder. Don't think he is doing either role particularly well.
I think Reid needs to play alongside an energetic midfielder- maybe ZZ when fit could play that role.

charlton north-downs said...

Hard to believe we are stretched already-agree with your line-up.
Hope the forwards start scoring soon.