New Year hangover!

Last updated : 05 January 2006 By Editor

Alan Curbishley focused on Everton’s nervousness, which Charlton did not exploit, reported The Times.

He said, "I think if we’d scored a goal in the closing stages, we’d have found a very nervy Goodison and the last 15 minutes might have been different."

"No disrespect to Everton but if we had turned up and played I think we would have got something from the game. But we didn't react quickly enough and their second goal turned the game," he added.

"We haven't defended three set-pieces. I'm still wondering how Kevin Kilbane managed to get behind us - I'm going to have to look at it again."

"We needed to get to half-time all square and were a little disappointed because he (Tim Cahill) may well have been offside."

Curbs added in The Sun, "Now he has scored a couple he was going in full of confidence, full blooded, and he killed us off.

"We had chances afterwards. We hit the post but we can’t keep on raising ourselves to hit back game after game.

"All we are asking for is a decent start. We can't keep conceding twos and threes. We always seem to be coming from behind away from home."