Put opinions behind us and cheer them on
I'm sitting at home on the eve of the Palace game tomorrow now wishing that I was going. In Sky's wisdom they are not showing our game therefore it won't be carried here, so I will be left with a choice of the internet, watching the other games and hoping for updates or taking some sleeping tablets and staying comatosed through the whole thing!
I think Bartlett will start tomorrow, even though he has only had 45 minutes of reserve football after being out for 5 weeks and I would like us to revert back to playing our previous lucky charm Dennis Rommedahl along with Jerome Thomas in place of Hughes and JJ.
Curbs was quoted as saying today that he "always thought Palace did us a favour by taking us in,"
and maybe that was the view of the players at the time but others will know that Ron Noades did not do it for the love.
Lennie Lawrence clearly has less happy memories of our rental: "It was supposed to be a pioneering, ground-sharing scheme initially but Palace were the landlords and we were the tenants. A lot of the fans would not accept it and that stirred up the rivalry. There has never been any love lost between the clubs, but you could say there is an added edge to the derby now."
The one certain fact is that Charlton fans need to unite tomorrow and put opinions of Curbs, our tactics and our form to one side and get behind the players from the off as if this game is a cup final. Remember we all have that one special bond. We are all Addicks, they are in our hearts and we would have it no other way.
Come on you Reds.