I dreamt last night that I was at the game tomorrow, and in the excitement I got lost confusing the Covered End with the Jimmy Seed Stand. Strange, but I was excited, I was, it’s a London derby after all.
Dagenham & Redbridge are surely the most merged football club in the country with the Daggers roots being in Ilford, Leytonstone, Walthamstow, Redbridge and Dagenham. Quite different from next Tuesday’s opponents who had their identity stolen and not combined.
As others have more eloquently said our season so far sits on a precipice. If we look down then it has been a season lacking in creativity, goals and continuity. If you look upwards then the season smells of a promising work in progress with no serious barricades in our way.
For sure these next two home games over a four-day period will paint a much clear picture with a 20% of the season completed. After what we have been through though Addicks are always looking for some solid signs of hope and revival, although it is important to note that unlike the two higher divisions, a cracking start is not essential to gain promotion from the two lowest ones.
But it helps and it definitely helps mental attitude and togetherness.
Talking of which, Phil Parkinson and Tim Breacker were at Bromley Addicks last night and attendees once again walked away encouraged by the management team’s honesty and obvious dedication. You can read some viewpoints here.
I will be in my regular seat tomorrow on the couch with t’internet within hearing range. Come on you Reds.
Sadly I’m spending the night at Heathrow and leaving for the US in the morning and will miss the match. Blew the first chance this season but that probably guarantees a win.
I’ve been back twice to the UK already this season and not got my timing right. Oh well safe journey back SLC.