Villa home. What was the score? Zzzzzzzz
Another performance to not warm the cockles of Addicks' fans and more importantly another performance that questions whether a season ticket will appear in the neccesity column of one's financial planning summer budget.
With five home games already switched this season after the fixture list came out, the end of the 10-year season tickets and people arguing which was the worst home game for years, West Brom or Villa and both coming in a space of less than a month, the signs are not good.
Of course we don't always pay to get entertained at football matches, you would walk out of a play if it was crap at the half-time break but not a football match, you definitely wouldn't go back the week after to see the play again, to see if some mid-week practising had improved the offering!
Trouble is, we and the majority of other Premiership clubs have too many fickle followers these days, a look at the Cup attendences proves that fact. They are not like me or others who can just have a pint with a pal and remember the shit days at Selhurst and shrug our shoulders, clink glasses and tell ourselves how lucky we are. These people are football supporters not Charlton supporters and they will not feel any heartache about going to Palarse if they get promoted, paying more to see Arsenal at their new stadium or just sitting at home with a mug of tea and Jeff Stelling.
In conversations, on blogs and on message boards a scary number of fans are seriously considering not renewing their season tickets but cherry picking their games instead. Add to them the fans who may just plan
to go to every game but will buy tickets accordingly but will not allow the club the investment income, and people like me, who rely on other fans telling me what I'm missing, thus making me want to get the next flight out of here, not just shake my head in disappointment and be glad I couldn't get the internet commentary because my laptop's fcuked. Don't start me on my laptop please.
We honestly are not Charlton fans because we expect to win every week, or score, or not to lose to better teams, or get hammered once in awhile. We are Charlton fans because it should mean something special. A little bit of entertainment surely wouldn't go amiss would it?
We have a FA Cup run and five home games left. I admit it, I have a very, very short memory when it comes to football. Charlton, please take advantage of one of your most committed customers.
Reports from those that were there: Frankie Valley
; Addicks Diary
; Cynic Athletic
; SE7 Dreams
; All Quiet
; Aston Villa Blog