I picked this up from The Verdict section of The Observer yesterday:
It was dreadful - two teams just battling to stay in
The Premiership. Why? Just for the money not for any entertainment value.
Charlton were woeful and we were worse. A lot of us are wondering what the point
of watching football at this level is if staying fourth from bottom is
In general we played well across the back, but one
mistake finished it. Pearce must think of Dickov as either a fan on the pitch or
a reflection of how he'd play himself, but in The Premiership there's no room to
play someone for sentimental reasons. He's been awful.
There's no reason for turning up, except maybe as a
badge of honour. But who needs it?
An over reaction to an unlucky defeat or an accurate reflection of how things stand?