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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wigan 3 Charlton 2

Last year we were abject, this year it's just sloopy. Can't decide which is worse really but although its another game gone by with no points, a 3-2 scoreline has to be better than a 3-0. And we scored 2 goals for only the second time this year in the Premiership.

At least Monica appears to be more positive when things aren't working than Curbs was last year and the performance after the interval change back to 4-4-2 from the early 4-5-1 seemed to improve things. Even Diawara was withdrawn on 75 minutes and Faye moved back to defence with Kish coming on to try to force a draw but we then gave away another goal 3 minutes later...

Its old Auntie bbc that accuses us of sloopy defending while the independent calls it dire defending and puts the blame squarely on Diawara's head for ignoring long clearances from Kirkland as does the telegraph.

Our own Wyn was on the spot and is none too happy. Complete with the usual marks out of 10, top marks were handed out to Darren Bent with Thomas and Reid close behind.

The observer, unusally symphatic, simply explains away the defeat as an inabilty to deal with the windy conditions.

The times is more interested in babies but does refer to the Addicks first first half as "early ineptitude", to add to the previous mentioned adjectives of sloopy and dire.

Meanwhile sporty wife quotes Monica as "starting to hurt" which is understandable in the circumstances but nevertheless a bit worrying. Clearly, unlike last year when we just didn't bother, Monica expected to get something from the match. And from their stats we apparently had nearly as many shots on target as Wigan.

teamtalk gives a few more stats and is a bit more encouraging for the Addicks.

is here if you want the official line.

Match Facts are:
Charlton: Carson; Young, Hreidarsson, El Karkouri, Diawara (Kishishev 75); Ambrose (M Bent 85), Faye, Holland (Hasselbaink 46), Reid, Thomas; D Bent.
Subs (not used): Andersen, Sankofa.
Goals: De Zeeuw (og) 52, M Bent 90

Wigan: Kirkland, Boyce, Baines, Webster (Jackson 75), De Zeeuw; Cotterill (Valencia 57), Scharner, Landzaat (Wright 60), Kilbane; McCulloch, Camara.
Subs (not used): Filan, Johansson.
Goals: McCulloch 13, Camara 41, Jackson 78
Booked: Scharner 34 (foul on Reid), Cotterill 40 (foul on Reid)
Referee: D Gallagher

Attendance: 16,572

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