Almost 6,500 fans create war chest
Credit to those 6,000 Charlton fans blinded by love that have already paid for next season's season tickets
without knowing our fate. As many have said on various forums they, their friends and families pay to watch Charlton and not our opponents. Hurrah for that and 6,000 is an impressive number particularly as I actually don't personally know anyone that has renewed but I am sure the majority will.
These early signs suggest that crowds should still be in the 14-15,000 mark next season, even if that is in Division 3. The current total, which includes half-season tickets is 10,434. This season's average Valley crowd has been 16,973 so far, the 4th highest in the league but with three potential bumper crowds to come - Colchester, Norwich and Leeds.
Even more striking perhaps was the number of fans who have bought 5-year tickets. The 405 Addicks plus the 6,000 season ticket sales creating roughly around £2.5m of funds, a valuable war chest to help the board get through the summer period and avoid administration.