Bloggers at The Valley
Tomorrow night will be a remarkable one in terms of the relationship between Addick Bloggers and the club. People often talk about the association between fans and the clubs they support and although Charlton don't always get it right
, they at the very least are normally at the vanguard of initiating ideas or accepting proposals designed to bring fans and board closer together.
I don't believe that any other football team, big or small, has as much intelligent, erudite, humorous and insightful comment written about them by supporters flung around the globe. It's unbelievable the amount of blogs, websites, fans radio
, podcasts and forums that we have dedicated to a small team from south-east London. Go on give yourselves a couple of hours and click on the links on the right hand side.
Well then, with lots of credit to Peter Varney, with I am sure no small help from Ben Hayes and Dave Roberts tomorrow night a number of us - I believe there were 25 from around the world in all - were invited to The Valley boardroom to be hosted by the chief executive for an informal get together and some nice sandwiches, with the crusts cut off I hope, to "discuss all aspects of Charlton life."
What a wonderful opportunity to talk, listen, meet other bloggers and the chief executive to discuss one of the most rollercoaster rides in the clubs history. Unfortunately its an opportunity I won't be able to take up as I will be in Chicago. There were plans to 'Skype
' the event but the club were unable to, but I'm sure to plan a trip home around a future date if this event becomes regular.
I fortunately have had an opportunity to meet Peter Varney in the past, when I was invited to attend a presentation in an effort to raise funds for the new North Stand, and although Varney has suffered criticism, including on What was the score
, there is absolute no doubt that he is a 110% die-hard Addick, and everything he tries to do, he does with the very best Charlton intentions.
There will, I am sure be plenty written about tomorrow night, although the club has asked that Peter Varney's opinions and comments be regarded as off the record, which is only right. So to those fellow Addick Bloggers that are able to attend, have fun, save me a sandwich and I look forward to reading all of your opinions.