Saturday, 1 March 2014

Cup fever grips the faithful

Our quarter-final F A Cup tie at Bramall Lane has really caught the imagination. The midday kick-off next Sunday hasn't deterred VIP, Valley Gold and Season Ticket holders who have been queueing for the last two days for tickets. I bought five yesterday and we closed the day just short of 4000 sold. I would expect the full 5298 allocation to be taken early next week when the remaining tickets go on general sale.

It's also been heartening to see a thread on Charlton Life helping fans get to the match by sharing spare seats in cars, vans and buses. This works particularly well for those travelling from outside south-east London. Quite impressive to see where people are travelling from and how keen they are to help fellow fans to be at the match. I am sure this is something we can build on and I am sure it may be the start of some longer friendships as well as encouraging supporters to get to more away matches. I am hoping to make use of this service myself next week.

I don't have high hopes for Filbert Street this afternoon but we often raise our game against better sides and we have a few new players in the squad who are due to do something. Diego Poyet looks a revelation in central midfield and if he can develop a partnership with Jordan Cousins, the teenage pairing could yet be the catalyst for saving our season and for putting a cherry on the icing.

Finally, good to see so many old Charlton faces in the Liberal last night celebrating Fordy's Fiftieth to some stomping sounds from Toot 'N Skamen

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