They need us now
Coming home from the Watford game
about 6 weeks ago I sat on the plane and plotted my trips home for the rest of the season. Work is crazy for me now until the end of next month, but I was determined to play a part in the fantastic backing Addicks have given Pards and the team since he took over. As my brother would say, "They need us now bruv."
I pencilled in the Blackburn game as one that potentially we could take a lot of people too, and also that the game would be significent. I was right, and as of tonight we have sold 3,750 tickets
of 7,500 tickets available, with 8 days to go. Unfortunately I have to be in New Orleans next Sunday for a conference, and despite looking into flights, with the best hopes (and plane connections) in the world it wasn't going to work out.
So, it is tonight that I take flight instead back to Blighty, landing around midday tomorrow. Beers tomorrow night and then Saturday morning I will fetch my son and we will head to The Valley for what is a match of unbelievable proportions.
I also have my eye on the Liverpool game too, I have a horrible feeling it will go to the last game, come on when have Charlton ever done anything the easy way? However getting a ticket may prove tricky although I would rather be standing in Stanley Park listening to the crowd noise than at home listening to the bloody radio!Sheffield Utd
and West Ham's
game in hand went the way we wished this week, although I had hoped that the table-toppers may have put more than two past Sheff Utd, but with their superior goal difference over Chelsea, and the Blades excercising serious damage control, a spanking was unlikely once Utd raced into a two-goal lead.
Saturday won't be for the faint hearted and they will pack 11 men behind the ball and be wasting time as soon as that first whistle goes. We need to be patient and give it our very best from the stands. The team as I see it need to play with some width and I would support a recall for Rommedahl and perhaps even JFH from the start. I would also like Holland to play, it is a day for leaders and winners and he is one.
Saturday will be a day of extreme tension and nerves, heck I'm nervous now, and remember Pards knows it, the players know it, and we know it too..... They need us now.