Come in number 4
Sod the pre-season friendlies it is at this stage of the season when I start to get excited. The squad numbers
were announced today and if you're like me, then you'll read a lot into them.
The first XI actually reads like this:
1 Nicky Weaver
2 Yassin Moutaouakil
3 Kelly Youga
5 Zheng Zhi
6 Mark Hudson
7 Jonjo Shelvey
8 Matt Holland
9 Andy Gray
10 Svetoslav Todorov
11 Darren Ambrose
But in fact that is only 10 with only one centre half, probable captain Mark Hudson, named. 16 year-old Jonjo Shelvey is straight in wearing the famed number 7 shirt, one I will co-sponsor with fellow members at Charlton Life
. Andy Gray will also be honoured in the same way. 25 goals should ensure god-like status!
ZZ will occupy the 5 shirt, but may never get to wear it. One assumes that Varney (12), Thomas (14) and Semedo (23) will all take to the field Saturday and I think Josh Wright (15) could feature frequently too. But what about the vacant number 4? Martin Cranie? Sam Sodje?