Powell fumes at Charlton form

Charlton manager Chris Powell is demanding a big response from his players after they slipped to a third successive defeat against Ipswich.

Last Updated: 27/12/12 at 12:03 Post Comment

Chris Powell rues third successive defeat for Charlton

Chris Powell rues third successive defeat for Charlton

A lacklustre first-half display from Charlton allowed Ipswich to build a 2-0 lead with goals from DJ Campbell Daryl Murphy.

Powell's team fought back in the second period but could only pull back one goal and the Charlton boss hopes they can turn their form around quickly.

"I'm not enamoured with what happened, especially first period," said Powell after his 100th game in charge at the Valley.

"We were duly punished. It doesn't matter if it is against a team in the lower reaches, or any team. If you are not at your full capability you will get punished and that is what happened in the first 45.

"It shows how quickly things can change in the Championship.

"We went on a superb run but now we have lost three in a row. We have been here before and have responded and we have to do that again."

Powell added: "No excuses. We were beaten by a better team, especially in the first half.

"We were very loose and sluggish in our marking. Ipswich didn't have chance in the second period but the damage was already done

"We were huffing and puffing and put players on, but you need a platform to perform and we were very up and down."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Nathaniel Clyne 'happy at Southampton' and waiting on deal

Nathaniel Clyne says he is happy to stay at Southampton, despite reports linking him with a move away this summer.

Jack Wilshere: Second would signal Arsenal's title intent

Jack Wilshere says finishing second would serve notice that Arsenal are ready to challenge for next season's Premier League.

Arsene Wenger only wants to bring 'world-class' players to Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is only looking to add “top, world-class players” to his Arsenal squad this summer.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company