Time to get behind them
It's times like now that I have pangs of homesickness because I know if I was at home I would be going to bed about now with that little feeling of apprehension mixed with excitement that only a planned away journey can bring. Because tomorrow see, is the kind of game I would have rounded up some mates for and got our arses up to St Andrews for no other reason than they need our support and backing.
I remember in the 95/96 season a few of us going to St Andrews on a Sunday in the freezing cold of January to watch us play in front of the TV Camera's when the easy option was to role out of bed late and watch the midday kick off in the cosy sanctuary of our own homes. It was never an option, we were coming off the back of some mixed results despite being 2nd in the table and Birmingham were unbeaten at home and 3 places behind us. Charlton needed the hardy 600 or so fans that day and they rewarded us handsomely.
We went 3 up in the first half and were taking the piss quite frankly - Grant and Leaburn added to an early own goal, although City scored just before half time and then again early in the 2nd half. John Robinson then got a 4th but then City scored again and we were left to hang on in the dying minutes (wouldn't be Charlton otherwise of course). I remember it being a bit naughty outside after the game as well.
So if like Inspector Sands
you are going tomorrow, support and encourage every player in a red shirt like your life depended on it. Come on you Reds.