I couldn't believe the way we played in the first 30 minutes - top 3 stuff. Everyone was surprised especially Charlton. And then Charlton woke up. It wasn't hard to see why they have 22 points on the board so far.We beat a good championship side last night but after half time I was expecting Charlton to score at least once. But we held out and although it's great to have 5 wins out of 8 I think that now Kit's team is settling down it's time to get back to the training ground. Trying to be constructive, we were fortunate as Bettinelli was far too hesitant in coming out. That has to stop. Styfilidis took too many chances close to our lines but he was left without support at times. Please tell him - if in doubt, boot it out.In fact that message should go to most of our defenders. We were under tremendous pressure at one stage. I'm not suggesting these 2 guys should be dropped - they are both trying hard but I would like to see some improvements in their game. Another great defensive game from Dan. Not 100% yet but he reads the game very well.
Good constructive criticism. We can't rest yet and I think we are short of a good holding midfielder. Its looking good but lets get better and be the best for 90 mins.
posted by steve (Guest) - Saturday 25th October 2014, 10:20 AM
I thought our first half performance after the two goals was worse than our second half. We scored twice and then sat back playing pit-a-pat instead of going for the jugular to sew up the game. Fortunately, Charlton didn't up their game until the second half. Our second half was tactical, we played a counter-attacking style when Charlton pressed, as evidenced by our 3rd goal. I thought our defensive performance throughout was good, but clearly we've still got a long way to go. Nevertheless, another great win for Kit, and he deserves to get the job.
posted by stephen terry (Guest) - Saturday 25th October 2014, 12:28 PM
You are quite extraordinary. When will you guys be happy? We won 3-0 for God's sake! We are out of the bottom 3. Kit has performed a miracle and you are still complaining. Only a few weeks ago we were dead and buried, with 1 point on the board and wondering exactly where the next point was going to come from. Nothing is perfect, and yes, we are work in progress, but please stop!
posted by Rr (Guest) - Saturday 25th October 2014, 2:35 PM
I thought we were decent throughout the match. Almost, the best I've seen us play since Dembele/Dempsey and co left. We're not out of the craphole yet, but we're getting there. I remember last season at this time, we were fighting in the premier league pits alongside west ham. These guys are now in the top 4, with one of the best defensive midfielders in the world alex song, owning kompany, mangala, toure and fernandinho for 90 mins. (Consistently world class over the seasons, should teach gerrard how to play football). From september 2013 to sept 14 we were literally in freefall. And now that seems to have stopped which is pretty much the main thing for me.
posted by ffc fan (Guest) - Saturday 25th October 2014, 2:50 PM
Rr IF you give me your personal e mail I'll put all my messages through you first to make sure they are okay. No one is complaining and Kit has done fantastic. That said I'm a season ticket holder and have been so for many years. I have a right to an opinion and always look for us to be better. No one has moaned, people have put their own thoughts on here and want the best for the club. If we all kept just praising everything wouldn't it be pathetic.
posted by Steve (Guest) - Saturday 25th October 2014, 6:31 PM