But if you want to read something that makes you feel a bit better, then its top marks this week to the guardian-cum-observer which does at least give the first half to the Addicks and thankfully takes our mind off football for a few minutes by relating the racy behind-the scenes goings-on at Lotus Road. As for the Addicks, we're apparently, to put it simply, on "a veritable slide", whatever that is, and Pards oddly enough "was troubled by his side's defending." And seems we had 15 goal attempts with 10 on target. Perhaps in hindsight we should be pointing the finger more at the strikers rather than the defenders and as someone mentioned last week, where the hell are Mendonca and Hunt?
But speaking of pointing the finger, perhaps its our own Pards' that should be keeping his mouth shut, as it would appear pretty obvious that it was his own "ineptness" that lead to Semedo being taken off, thus leaving inviting, gaping holes in front of the defence.
And to cap it all Reid is booked, late-on, for dissent. Do memories of Murphy appear as two years ago he struggled to cope with the responsibility of being midfield general and was eventually dismissed against the Arse never to appear again...? Lets hope not. Perhaps Pardew's first real error of the campaign was in playing Reid against Wolves last weekend when a break was what he obviously needed after ankle knocks and the disappointment of international defeat for the Irish.
The Addicks: Weaver; Mills, Sodje, Fortune, Basey; Sam (Racon 85), Semedo (J Thomas 46), Zheng, Reid; Varney, Iwelumo (McLeod 69).
Subs (not used): Randolph, Bougherra.
Booked: Sam 81 (foul on Ephraim), Reid 87 (dissent)