Watford - Opposing View: Charlton Athletic
UK time is: 17:01:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Opposing View: Charlton Athletic



Vital Charlton ed. 'Red God' gives us the inside track on the Addicks

What were your hopes, fears & expectations for the season?

The hope was doing a Norwich/Southampton, the fear was an instant return to League One, the expectation was to be somewhere in mid-table.

How have the Addicks adjusted to Championship life?

A bit mixed really.

A good performance at Birmingham on the opening day of the season deserved more than a point. Three days later we were fortunate to get all three ponts agaonst Leicester.

Forest ran us ragged so as you can see, things haven't really settled down yet.

What has Chris Powell done to get you moving in the right direction?

He brought in over 20 new players last season, swept away the losing mentality & developed a fantastic team spirit.

Powell has given last year's team the chance to prove themselves in the Championship.

Key man on Tuesday?

Dale Stephens. If he plays well, the team plays well.

One player you'd drive to his next club & why?

It would have been Leon Clarke but he scored his fifth goal in five appearances for Scunthorpe on Saturday!

One Watford player you'd like at the Valley & why?

This will probably get derision from both sets of fans but in his season at The Valley, Chris Iwelumo was an absolute warrior.

I remember him scoring at the Hawthorns when he was barely able to walk. We had to cut costs the following season & sold him to Wolves in the summer. We never replaced Big Chris and were relegated. Under rated at every club he plays for.

How will you line up Tuesday?

Powell is a big 4-4-2 fan but was forced to play 4-5-1 against Blackburn due to injury problems. We signed Abdul Razak on laon from Manchester City on Saturday and there will be another new face or two arriving before Tuesday's game.

Match prediction?

It will be tight, we can't keep clean sheets. You guys also seem pretty leaky at the back but score plenty as well. I think it could go either way but I'm fairly certain it will not be a 0-0 draw!

Cheers Red God - a bit of Heskey figure is big Chris; underrated and largely derided becuase of his goal ouput. Reality is that those playing off him thrive.
The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 1 2012

Time: 9:52AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Watford 1 - 1 Sheff Wed
Brighton 0 - 2 Watford
Watford 1 - 0 Birmingham
Forest 1 - 3 Watford
Millwall 0 - 2 Watford
Watford 2 - 0 Middlesbrough

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bournemouth 46 26 12 8 +53 90
2. Watford 46 27 8 11 +41 89
3. Norwich 46 25 11 10 +40 86
4. Middlesbrough 46 25 10 11 +31 85
5. Brentford 46 23 9 14 +19 78
6. Ipswich 46 22 12 12 +18 78
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 +14 78

Breaking League News

Fulham Linked with Former Ipswich Player
Fulham : 22/05/2015 16:28:00
Wenger rules out interest in Wilson
Bournemouth : 22/05/2015 15:20:00
Football League Attendances Increase
Sheff Wed : 22/05/2015 14:47:00
Travel back on track
Middlesbrough : 22/05/2015 14:33:01
Boro underdogs says defender
Middlesbrough : 22/05/2015 14:28:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will you be buying the new Watford FC kit?
Suggested By:  Vital Watford
Yes 80%
No 20%