THE Big Mistake: Charlton 0 - 1 Wycombe
Published Wednesday, December 20, 2006 by JamesBB2 | E-mail this post
Carling Cup Quarter Final
When this match was first drawn, many Addicks fans thought that we had a strong chance to progress to the Semi's and maybe further. I was the same, but deep down I knew it wouldn't be this way. But we needed a catalyst to really try and get some motivation within the squad and this seemed to be a perfect chance to gain that.
Wycombe Wanderers, an average League 2 side, made the trip South of the Thames with 4,250 fans and they were enjoying every minute. But a rendition of Valley Floyd Road by bagpipes before the match seemed to drown them out a bit.
We seemed to start ok, but let that go to pot. From about 15 minutes onwards, Wycombe looked like they would score at every chance and on the 35th minute, Jermaine Easter did just that, putting the Chairboys 1-0 up.
It was the sounds of "You're Not Fit To Wear The Shirt" and heartfelt BOO's that would have brought shivers to the players when they left the pitch at half time, and they deserved it.
Passes were not being strung together, players were just hitting the ball and hoping, and to be honest, Woking FC look better than this in the conference!
The second half was just as dismal, we had attempts, but didn't seem to take them and Wycombe managed to keep the lead to take them into the next round of the competition.
More Boos and Chants were deservedly targeted at the players, and around 50 fans protested outside the entrance to the ground after the match.
I am really worried about the future now.James - Staff Writer