Vokes had a decent game I thought, his hold up play was good, as it usually is. We put in plenty of crosses, but they were a mixed bag quality wise. We seemed to lose a bit if momentum when Vokes went off and Hanlan was moved up front. Looked more dangerous again when Taylor came on, but that was very late.
I've not really been won over by Phillips yet, but I thought he did OK during his brief appearance. A clear penalty on him at the end. He lifted his leg to shoot and was clipped by the defender. Astonished the ref booked him for diving. Yes his reaction wasn't great (I thought he was going to get himself sent off), but can well understand his frustration.
The Charlton TV Panel at half time showed plenty of examples of us crossing in the first half, so maybe it’s the delivery from these that is not good enough for Vokes
We offered Nick Freeman a contract and he turned it down.
Curtis Thompson is in and out of a team that's bottom of L1 without a goal.
Dom Gape doesn't have a club.
They were all tremendous servants for us in their day, but it's too far to describe it as 'poor judgment'.
If Uche can get fit and is motivated he'd be an asset for sure.
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We wernt great 1st half today,but 2nd half I thought we played pretty well until the goals. McCleary and Leahy were the standouts. Can't believe the grief Vokes is getting ! Again, he gets absolutely no service whatsoever, instead is expected to flick on for others, which is great if the said others know what they are doing, unfortunately the others up front with him don't quite have the same brains. It's no coincidence to me that we lost it after he was taken off today.
Anyhow I think we were quite unlucky today and 2nd half deserved a better result, we are what we are atm, a mid table team.
Still not sure about Phillips, every time he comes on all I see is him moaning at other players for not passing it to him.
Is it just me that thinks Leahy is a bit wasted in defence ? He should be In the midfield, a midfield of him, Josh and Potts for me.
Quite enjoyed today's game despite the defeat. Below par first half, but we really responded well in the 2nd half.
There's been a couple of games we've won that could have gone the other way, today we lost when we could easily have won.
He was back to his best today wasn’t he. Amazing athlete.
We were way better than we were at Bristol Rovers or Northampton, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.
Always check the Elizabeth Line is actually working! Ever since they connected the whole line it has been atrocious...
Onto the game, I thought it could have ended quite differently. Vokes, McCleary and Wheeler all came close. In a relatively tight game getting the lead would have been huge.
Charlton's wingers were a handful and they did us several times with a sort of double overlap. Both the full back getting beyond the winger, and the another central midfielder shuffling round on the overlap, gave us some real problems. They were able to use it to get to the byline and found goals from those positions. In previous games we've largely prevented that and forced teams to cross from deeper positions, which we look more comfortable with.
I thought Potts was good in general but got it all wrong for the second goal. He has to react and go with the overlapping player rather than sit with the man on the edge of the box. Poor defending.
McCleary was absolutely superb and seems to really be fired up at the moment. He consistently looks like he's going to make something happen.