I'm still immensely heartened by last night's result at Chesterfield, our defending at set-pieces aside. I was also cheered by the 750 Addicks who made the trip to game as well. It seems to me that since the Fulham game
, our away support has picked up. We still haven't won a league game on the road for over a year but unlike some insipid travelling performances last season, our play has been far more enjoyable to watch under Dowie and I am hugely envious of my brother and best mate who will be heading to Wigan on Saturday.
I have been to Chesterfield and seen it's crooked spire but have never stepped inside Saltergate. Going to last night's game, the first between the two sides since 1981 must have been a great laugh, standing behind the goal, chewing fingernails and celebrating at the end. I even heard there was a slight pitch invasion caused by a over-celebration! I have always said that us Addicks would celebrate a goal at an away fixture like we might never score again!
I have also been to Wigan, but not the ground. My brother and I found ourselves there once, whilst on route to a game at Bolton. Last year's performance at the JJB was truly abysmal and anyone going back again on Saturday after attending last year is either completely mad or only doing so because of what they have seen from Dowie's side so far. I would presume the latter.
Just a quick thank-you whilst I'm on to Russell, a regular commenter on what was the score?
, who I met for a beer or 7 on Monday night. I'm sure we looked a bit out of place as all around us in the bar were television screens showing American Football, Basketball and Ice Hockey, yet there we sat talking about football and Charlton completely oblivious to it all. I hope you had a safe journey back home Russell.