Charlton - The Misery Continues?
That's what ESPN said at the end of an enthralling encounter with Arsenal. I type this expecting their pundits to pour praise on the sublime football played by Arsenal and, hey, they would be 100% correct.
But 1-2 is not a massacre and the second Arsenal goal by Robin van Persie is going to be shown for seasons to come.
That the ESPN 'team' focussed on the Arsenal misses rather than Charlton's sterling efforts is, I suppose, to be expected.
We were NOT disgraced and Arsenal, for all their world (cup) class players, know they were in a game. Our England players were superb: Darren Bent scored, Luke Young never put a foot wrong and everyone else, including Kevin Misbie, gave their all. That some of them were not in the Arsenal class is not their fault. Besides, they were in the team because Monica picked them.
So, believe me, Charlton will not
be relegated on this form. I won the office sweepstake based on this result, so I know what I'm talking about.