Chris Powell will be named League One Manager of the Month for November. There is no way the powers that be can avoid handing him the award. Having been unfortunate to miss out three times already this season, Chris has overseen eight straight victories which has increased our lead at the top of the table, brought Huddersfield's unbeaten run to an end and battled our way through to the Third Round proper of the F.A.Cup.
The big question is, can our record breaking season include a defiant two fingers at the curse that accompanies the MOTM award? Walsall can be hard to beat at home and they are generally hard to shake-off-the-shoe but I am confident we can become the sixth team to beat them at the Bescot this season. They don't score many and we don't concede many so this should be a reasonable opportunity for another clean sheet, in which case a couple more Addick goals will do the job.
Another win would leave us the tantalising opportunity of making it ten-in-a-row in front of a bumper pre-Christmas Valley crowd swelled by the discounted offer on admission prices. After that only Yeovil and Leyton Orient stand between us and New Year. The O's game on New Years Eve could really see us cement a phenomenal first half to a season (max of 58 points!) which promises so much for 2012.
The funeral for Mark Pitts will take place at Eltham Crematorium (Falconwood) on Friday 30th December at 12.30.