Pardew Takes The Blame

Last updated : 02 January 2008 By Paul Crisp
Two goals from former Addick Kevin Lisbie sent Charlton to a fifth home defeat of the season, and despite sub Luke Varney's first half injury-time goal, Pardew said that changes need to be made in the transfer window.

"I was disappointed with the whole day," said Alan. "I was really, really disappointed with how we started the game. Really disappointed. It wasn't what we were looking for.

"I thought we started slowly, we never really secured their forward line, and we ended up doing exactly what we did at Colchester. We gave them a two-goal lead and we were always in trouble.

"I'm not exactly sure why that was, was it nervousness due to our recent home form, or the pressure of playing the team at the bottom of the league, maybe it was number of factors. We wanted to start with a high tempo, but we didn't do that.

"We had a nervous ground that wasn't happy - and quite rightly so - and I thought we started to look really nervous at that point. We were lacking positivity on the pitch."

"We've been talking and we're looking to make some moves because the first 23 games have shown that we're not good enough," said Alan.

"The halfway point of the season has shown we aren't good enough, so we're going to have to make a change."