Last night was the Sponsors' Dinner and Mrs Peeps and I had our photo taken with Leon Cort - us proudly holding his home shirt aloft. Proof too that he is taller than me and by the build of him, I am guessing he can out-jump me by several inches. We were joined on our table by Andrew Hughes and Dorien Dervite. I was sat next to Andrew and he was very good company. My wife was next to Leon but was equally pleased to be opposite Dorien Dervite! It's a very enjoyable evening and great value through the season if you have £500 to spare.
Having been several times now, the formula is the same although even more thought and effort went into last nights event than in previous years. The player selection for the tables is also interesting and there is obviously an considered effort to pair quieter players with less-quiet ones.
Inevitably, there are plenty of other people there you know from the Charlton family and it was good to see that Chicago Addick and "west-coast" (of Scotland) Chris were there. Graham Hodgson, resident Charlton artist and tattoo genius was also there with his family as well as old face Al Chapman.
The players remain very professional and always appear happy enough to sign mountains of souvenirs.