Going to St Mary's
After being 'away' from the Charlton action for 3 games, each plainly defeats, I am starting to feel even more remote from what is going on down at The Valley. Blogs, forums and friends are a constant source of enlightenment but it just ain't the same. In the greedy fat bastard Premier League I watched at least every other game on the box and listened to commentaries on others and although I have loved the community spirit of Charlton Life's
home-made narrations and the excitement of getting texts from the ground or excited phone calls it has been truly difficult to follow our fortunes since I was at the opening game of the season in mid-August.
Of course last week whilst in Japan with no mobile coverage I had nada just a desperate flick onto cafc.co.uk
in a hotel business centre or tourist office. $5 for 10 minutes for all the depression one can get!
However I hope to remedy the desperation that has started to set in by being at St Mary's on Saturday
- a true 'must be there' game if there ever was one and I am absolutely heartened to see that over 2,200 tickets have been sold. It's a crucial game to get our, what is still puerile season back on track.
One thing is being sat out here on what seems like the moon sometimes but following a winning team with positive fans from 4,000 miles away can be fun but the opposite which has been the case over the last 14 days is something else entirely and I intend to do my bit for Addicks in my position on Saturday.
See you at St Mary's. Come on you reds.