Date:Saturday July 14 2007
Seven goals and two clean sheets. It was an ideal start for Charlton manager Alan Pardew as the club's pre-season campaign got going on Wednesday night.
The Addicks split down to two sides for the friendlies at Welling United and Tooting & Mitcham. Pardew took charge of a side containing new faces at Park View Road and assistant boss Phil Parkinson took a more experienced squad to Imperial Fields.
Five strikers hit the target during 180 minutes on Wednesday, and it all added up to a promising start to 2007/08.
After watching Luke Varney and Chris Dickson score one each, to see off Welling 2-0, a satisfied Pardew said: 'I thought for the first game there were more positives than negatives, and overall I was pleased with the clean sheet and two goals."
Shortly after there was good news from Surrey - as Parkinson's side had won 5-0 with Chris Iwelumo (2), Marcus Bent, Andy Reid and James Walker on the score sheet.
'I suppose that makes him a better manager than me', joked Pards.
'It's been a good night for us with seven goals and two clean sheets spread across two difficult teams to play against."
'There were players finding their feet. You don't want to get a serious injury that keeps someone out for a length of time and that was our first priority.
'The second priority was that the team worked hard, and the subs as well, and I thought a few young players showed their stuff."
Pardew was also delighted with French youngster Yassin Moutaouakil, the summer signing from Chatearoux slotting in seamlessly at right-back and impressing defensively.
Alan added: 'Yassin is feeling his way in to the right-back role and I thought he did particularly well and together with Souleymane [Diawara] was probably the highlight of the team. Luke Varney also looked very sharp.
'It's always tough to play against non-League sides who are raring to go. I thought Neil's (Smith's) team acquitted themselves well and in all honesty perhaps should have scored prior to our second goal, but we got a bit of luck there."
The nest pre season match is today at Chelsea's training ground as Pard's boys take on the reserve side in a behind doors friendly.
Alan Pardew was talking to the clubs official website www.cafc.co.uk
Forest chopped down. (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Stats: Charlton v Nottm Forest (Tuesday March 3 2015)
Charlton v Nottingham Forest - Team Line-Ups (Tuesday March 3 2015)
Charlton v Nottingham Forest (Team News) (Monday March 2 2015)
Huddersfield MotM - Forest (h) Next! (Monday March 2 2015)
Emotional & Embarrassing Return For Powell (Sunday March 1 2015)
Luzon - Huddersfield Performance Was The Standard (Sunday March 1 2015)
The Terriers Run Rugged (Sunday March 1 2015)
Stats: Charlton v Huddersfield (Saturday February 28 2015)
Charlton Athletic v Huddersfield - Team Line-Ups (Saturday February 28 2015)
|10. Sheff Wed||34||11||13||10||-2||46|
|Kim Bo-kyung Voted Latics Man Of The Match
» Wigan : 04/03/2015 17:11:00
|Latics Directors To Step Down
» Wigan : 04/03/2015 16:53:01
|The Wigan Preview
» Norwich : 04/03/2015 16:37:00
|Preview: Birmingham City v Blackpool
» Birmingham : 04/03/2015 16:23:00
|Addison joins Blackpool on loan
» Bournemouth : 04/03/2015 16:16:01