Four games into the resumption of football after lockdown and the addicks have gained 7 points and moved out of the bottom 3. This has been written before the other weekend fixtures so the picture will be a bit clearer then however everyone is still hurting from last night.
Using our heads we would have taken those points if offered to us. 3 clean sheets with the impressive Phillips in goal and the defence has been solid. However the loss of Taylor has put added pressure on the goal scoring front. The 2 goals in 4 have both come from Corners and the ability of the front men to score has dried up. That is not for the want of trying. Like them all they leave everything out there.
So with 5 games to go what do we see us getting from those. An in form Brentford at Griffin Park will be tough. Anything from there will be a bonus, but the last 4 are games we should picking up points.
What do we need to stay up? Probably 6 more points and the Reading and Birmingham games are games we must looking to get maximum points. No reason why not and if we don’t then a game against a 12 point deducted Wigan side has now become more tricky. Through no fault of the players they have been hammered and will now be more determined to prove people wrong and stay up.
Then onto the final game at Leeds. If we need anything to stay up hopefully they would have been crowned Champions then and might be suffering with the after effects of too many shandies.
The players and the management have been hammered with the still on goings fiasco off the pitch. Limited funds, no money to spend on fees in January, transfer embargo etc. Injuries are part and parcel but we have received our more than share of those.
So keep the faith. It is what it is and if we do stay up it will be one hell of an achievement. If not well we go again, but what that future is, who knows.
Stay well and keep safe