After a 3-0 defeat at home, you'd expect a little pessimism maybe, but you won't get any from Pardew, "We're in decent shape for Saturday's game and the league table might be looking prettier on Saturday night than in midweek.”
Fighting talk and that's exactly what will be needed today against a team on a high after winning at Watford last weekend.
There's been a bit of talk about the 7-1 away defeat against Burnley back in 1983, even Killer recalls being sent off in the game. And as quoted by Alan Simonsen that its only one defeat, the Addicks confirmed that and bounced straight back and won the next game, at home to Chelsea, by 5-2! That was the season of Simonsen's 9 goals in 16 games, the second half fight-back against Wolves to earn a 3-3 draw after being 3-0 down and of course, another come-back in the last home game against Bolton when we had to won to avoid relegation. We won 4-1 after going behind in the 61st minute.
So there was lots of singing going on that year and it also saw the arrival of legend Lennie Lawrence. So anyway, I just wanted to remember fight-backs really and that year there were many but can we do it today, that's the question?
Burnley arrive with a new manager Owen Coyle and an impressive away record of 4 wins in the fizzies. There's a top goalscorer, Andy Gray, with 11 goals altogether this season and golden oldies like David Unsworth, ex-Everton, in defence and Gabor Kiraly, ex-Palarse in goal. There's Robbie Blake also up front and the iceman famous for his spectaclar goals including the winner over Watford, Joey Gudjonsson in midfield.
So what's going to happen? Our Wyn confidently sees a 2-1 win, while newyorkaddick thinks 21,019 people will witness a clean sheet and another 2-0 victory and both stonemuse and Pedro45 are a 3-1 Addicks win men. Even Killer despite the 7-1 mauling back in 1983 thinks it'll be a 2-1 win and so it seems that everyone's full of confidence. Me, I just hope for a 1-0 win from a 90th minute penalty to get us up to 34 points, the same as we managed all last season..