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FC Halifax Town game on the box

I have to agree with Dave and I wish the weekend of November 12/13th was another league game so we could just get on with it.

The ITV live coverage means I can at least watch us over breakfast, probably with a cushion over my eyes, but its desperate for Addicks’ fans and our hosts in terms of crowd and atmosphere.

There is a blank Premier League calendar that weekend so why us and Sheffield Wednesday can’t both kick off in the afternoon is beyond me and only exiled northern Addicks, a few hardy coach travellers or those that want to make a weekend of it will be sprinkled around the covered away terrace. Halifax for what it is worth is a decent weekend venue if you are considering it.

Further cup embarrassment aside (although I try to remember Harlow and not Northwich) I have to think that Powell will look to put out a second string.

As for Halifax, they are the phoenix that rose out of the death of Halifax Town in 2008 and they have successfully navigated their way into the Conference North where they sit in mid-table.

The Shay has changed quite a bit too from the days I remember it with a speedway track around the outside of the pitch and Charlton have never played the Shaymen in all the time I have been a supporter.

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  1. CA – glad you found that aerial view because that’s just how I remember it. I am reliably informed it’s been updated courtesy of T’League club.

    PS – what’s that annoying thing telling me I am the 100,000th visitor of the day and I can claim my winnings!

    November 1, 2011
  2. Dave – by all accounts The Shay is now pretty impressive. What do you mean about the 100,000th visitor – what comes up?

    November 2, 2011
  3. As You Would Expect, Halifax is buzzing .You couldn’t really get a better draw than home to the top side in Division One.
    Yes, The Shay has changed quite a bit! Visiting fans will be pleasantly surprised.
    Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for Charlton so I am doubly pleased! (I lived in London for 3 years and,along with West Ham, Charlton were the only London side I warmed to)
    Anyone going for the weekend will find some beautiful Pennine locations nearby.It’s not all “Grim Up North”!!!

    November 2, 2011
  4. Thanks for the comment Tony.

    It is a shame that few Addicks will make the journey. I reckon it is impossible to get up there the day of the game. I have fond memories of Hebden Bridge though.

    November 2, 2011

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