Saturday, February 24, 2007

A Great Day

Well it looks like the wife and I will be choosing between Jerome, Thomas and Darren as names for our little boy born earlier today. A day that had already gone fabulously well has continued in the same vein, and it's only midday local time. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket later?

I won't write much because most Charlton fans would have seen the game live or on TV, but it really couldn't have gone much better for us. The gameplan that Pards set out was executed to perfection, and for the first half they simply couldn't live with our pace. Things went a bit flat in the second half and a better team might have made us nervy, but then again we managed to hit the woodwork twice.

Everybody played well but particularly Song in the midfield, Thomas and Ambrose on the flanks and all of the three strikers that played a role. On the odd occasions when Carson was called upon (and it was invariably from long range), he dealt with any threat in the efficient way to which we are accustomed.

We should enjoy this victory for a day or two, but Pards is too professional to allow it to go to our heads. The defeat for Sheffield United brings them just about within catching distance, but all eyes will be on Wigan tomorrow where a Newcastle win would really have us all believing.

As for Curbs and West Ham, they are in a sorry state. It was perhaps ironic that only Carlos Tevez showed any bottle for the fight, and whilst Curbs has not had long to mould the team into his image, he must take some responsibility for the signings of Davenport, Quashie et al, as well as their general lack of verve. I suspect this may have been his large game in charge though then again Magnusson may accept relegation as a given, and back Curbs to bring them straight back up.

7 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a great day indeed, congrats to you andmrs newyork addick on your addition to your family hope all is well with them both

 
At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the best to your young striker!

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Wyn Grant said...

Congratulations on the Junior Red

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger worcestershireleaburn said...

Congrats on the new arrival. And what a stonking result at the Valley! Now, we just need to do the same against Watford on Weds eve!

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous Exiled_Addick said...

Many Congrats NYA and Mrs NYA - you know Ambrose is also a good name for a boy!

 
At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all, yes a great day indeed. I guess naming your your son Charlton is pushing the boat out a bit ???. Best of luck, great blog.

 
At 4:32 AM, Anonymous newyorkaddick said...

Not as much as you might think...watch this space.

 

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