Nolan, Nuttall & BDL
Courtesy of this thread
started by ex-scribe Rick Everitt on Charlton Life
news reaches me that the Mercury
have made long time Addick reporter Kevin Nolan redundant. The Mercury part of the Millwall biased South London Press
long became a free sheet but ex-boxer Kevin still managed to be inspired to write some memorable match reports. Him and fellow Addick commentator Rob Kelly have both left with immediate effect.
My Mum knew Kevin well from her job at Hither Green Hospital and she always had a funny story about him as do many other Addicks who have had the pleasure of his company, particularly at away games or on one of his Valley tours.
I long gave up reading the Mercury for obvious reasons but it used to be the highlight of a Sunday lunch around at my parents in Catford to catch up with Addick news (pre-internet of course) and Nolan's passionate and piquant game reports, particularly those away from home that were written like a man that truly bled Addick red.
Apparently Kevin will take his pen to Greenwich Time
, a freebie council ran free sheet.
Viewed it seems more favourably is the departure of pitchside announcer Peter Nuttall
. His rah, rah ranting's did not especially rock my boat and I know some regulars allowed themselves to get wound up by his plastic delivery, but many I suspect didn't care. However I am very pleased to see big Dave Lockwood take on the role, and by all accounts Saturday was far more, shall we say 'old Charlton.' Come on Dave, you've got something to write on your blog now!