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Post-match thread: Charlton Athletic vs Wycombe Wanderers | Saturday 1st Jan 2022

A typical League 1 affair to kick off the new year and the first home game of Jackson’s management era (as permanent manager). Unfortunately, the match itself didn’t live up to the occasion. The football wasn’t bad per sé, but thoroughly frustrating nonetheless. Charlton looked like a side that hadn’t played for a couple of weeks (they hadn’t), whereas Wycombe looked a little more composed, if unimaginative and uninspiring. Jackson made a couple of changes from the previous outing, most notably we were without Stockley due to a knock of sorts in midweek.

Overall, I thought we played the better football on balance, but ultimately it came down to one moment of brilliance from Wycombe’s danger man, McCleary that made the difference. When Leko came on at halftime, we looked more like scoring. His effort off the post could have brought us level, but we were unlucky it spun the wrong way. Wycombe took the opportunity late in the second half to slow the game to a crawl and work to frustrate us further. Our best opportunities came in the second half during a period of higher intensity where we forced the issue more through Washington, Leko, and DJ. Once that intensity fizzled, we were chasing more in hope than anything else.

Innis was brought on in the final ten minutes to play as an attacker, presumably to make up for the lack of height and aerial presence that Stockley typically provides. Creative thinking that unfortunately didn’t pay off, though it seemed to shake Wycombe up a little. We had two set pieces late in the second half that were tailored-made for Innis, but we failed to capitalise and neither threatened the goal in any meaningful way.

Back to back defeats and Jacko’s first home defeat makes for a disappointing afternoon.

Charlton 0 Wycombe 1

Over to you.
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    We needed Stockley against those shithouse CBs. 

    Josh turning in the most woeful performance seen. Leko was electric and showed worth as a forward. 
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    Happy New year from all at Charlton Athletic. 
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    Back to back 1-0 defeat against play offs side. Don’t have enough quality up front after Stockley or Washington are out. 
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    After seeing us play against Plymouth / Wycombe I feel there is more too it than just missing Stockley, Washington or not having a decent enough Striker to bring on the pitch if plan A isnt working.

    For too long now, we go a goal down and the whole squad just appear lost, its not limited to the Strikers or Midfield, yet the whole team - Dont know if its a confidence issue or what, but we cant get out of this tier by relying on us to score first every game.
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    Now 14 points off the top 6 and 9 points above the bottom 4. Only danger is us getting dragged towards the bottom. No chance of the play-offs now.
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    Goes to show again that if we don't have our two first team strikers we're completely unable to show anything. Desperately need another quality striker as soon as possible this transfer window
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    We have  players not strong enough physically and mentally…..Wycombe won all their one on one battles…
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    Boring turgid game.
    we’re way too sloppy to get anything out of games, and way too wasteful too! 

    Silly mistakes and silly fouls cost us the second ball often - and just nothing upfront when stockley isn’t around.

    really don’t get the constant use of Leko - who drifts in and out of games- roll on CBT bring for again! 

    January a huge time for us, but think it is way too late unfortunately 
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    Frustrating. Scrappy game that the one bit of quality decided. Probably didn't deserve to lose but we are woefully short up top any time one of our first choice strikers is out, was always going to be unsustainable and shows that more should have been done with Schwartz and finding a replacement.

    Last 2 games ended any outside chance of playoffs imo, not expecting too much in transfer window now. Expecting more moves to position the squad for next season.
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    edited January 2022
    That was horrible. Even the coverage was crap. Why keep a feckin camera on a player off the  ball for so long when the game is being played on?? So slow, Were they from Wycombe to?

    As for us we palyed right into WW hands. Sod all urgency. No real movement, sluggish all game. 
     Davidson had an absolute mare. Was leko returning from covid or injury, as he should of started. Putting Innis up top at the end highlights how much we miss Jayden. 

    Utter bollocks.

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    edited January 2022
    Thought Leko was controlling the game when he was up front, we were growing into it and then JJ switched it and pushed Leko out wide to bring on Burstow. It was a terrible decision! Leko barely saw the ball again and Wycombe coasted the rest of the game. Who knows we might have nicked one because they couldn't deal with him. 

    Davison had an absolute stinker. It's a long way back from a performance like that. I'm not sure what kind of striker he's supposed to be. He's not a target man, he doesn't run the channels, he's not a finisher, be doesn't play on the half-turn, he's not technical... What is he? 

    Two losses (and abject performances) on the trot since JJ signed his new contract. Think the lads need to find a new way of motivating themselves because they've been poor. 

    Another shite season. When will this pain end
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    Didn't think there was too much between either side just we didn't show any quality in the final third. It's going to be mid table season which is exactly what this side is.

    The time wasting and theatrics really annoyed me today. I know everyone does it. 
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    Really depressing. Thought we had turned a corner but we just haven't. Absolutely need players but I'm not even sure we'll get them.
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    The honeymoon is well and truly over. Thought we deserved something for the second half performance but in truth, we have no cutting edge. Gallen needs to work miracles in the transfer window. Happy New Year, fellow Addicks 
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    DDOUBLEE said:
    Really depressing. Thought we had turned a corner but we just haven't. Absolutely need players but I'm not even sure we'll get them.
    For every great performance under Jackson we've had an absolute stinker as well. This squad of players is just nowhere near good enough to get promoted. 
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    Players reverting to type. Wet wipes.
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    edited January 2022
    Can’t argue with This. Feel like Lee has really dropped off  
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    One word summary for that game. Nasty,  
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