Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Carlisle Away

I am reasonably well acquainted with the journey to Carlisle. I have made it on three previous occasions to watch three Addick victories and many more times en route to Scotland.  

I am excited about Saturday's trip as we have our first chance at securing automatic promotion, even if it may require another result or two to go for us. The fact that Sheffield Wednesday's win yesterday means it's not entirely in our own hands on Saturday, has dented demand and the Club's enforced decision not to gamble on laying on a Special train (the train companies need a minimum of seven days notice - why?) will mean Addick numbers will probably be restricted to c 800. 

Nonetheless, we know that a victory could be the spark for historic and familiar celebrations. That means that I will be headed north with an elite team and a large quantity of diesel early on Saturday morning. The decision to go the whole hog and stay overnight to celebrate may be premature but it's a chance we are prepared to take. If promotion is not achieved on Saturday, we will have to make do with beer and save the sparkling fizz of Chateau Kermorgant  for another day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the trip up to Carlisle, remember going there in the early 80s, a nice train journey, though wouldn't fancy the drive up. I reckon we need 7 more points for the title and maybe 4 or 5 for promotion....hope we arn't relying on goal difference against Sheff Utd...all was going well at Spotland after 3 mins, but Sheff Utd have absolutly hammered Rochdale from the 5th min on.