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New normal

It was all going so well. The next game then in our mini-season.

The Coronavirus lockdown has changed so many things that became a normal part of our day, week and year. It has changed habits that were second nature to us unimaginably. Question is how does this new normal impact our regular humdrum go around with our friends from SE16?

Frankly it hasn’t mattered if it was Jimmy Seed, Alan Curbishley or Lee Bowyer in charge the results for the best part of a century have been the same. Although we did beat them in 1921…. that may have been the last time, at least it feels like it.

Anyway, I’m not doing a good job of instilling confidence, but the point of this conversation is how will a game between a team in red and a team in blue who have each driven their cars to the ground in isolation play out in an empty stadium?

Despite every Charlton manager in history saying this is just another game, perhaps more than in each of the 75 previous cases, this really is. We’ll find out on Friday night.

Millwall still have an eye on the Play-Off’s, open still to probably ten teams. We have our eyes on our own prize and we need that single resolute vision to continue.

Adam Matthews may not be ready it appears, so expect Bowyer to go again with five at the back. I think he needs more creativity in the middle and can see McGeady and Morgan starting. I reckon Aneke deserves another start, but possibly alongside Bonne.

The new normal.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kings Hill Addick #

    You just know that we will beat them tomorrow, in front of an empty stadium, and that’ll be the last time we’ll beat them for another 30 years.

    I, just, might take that though.

    July 2, 2020
    • Brian Wakefield #

      Yep, that’s exactly the sort of thing we would do, as you say, I would gladly take that at the moment.

      July 2, 2020
  2. LP #

    This is manner from heaven for me. I do not have to put my headphones on to drown out the baying orcs and their hideous song. Perhaps all future games against them can be played like this – unless we go back into the wonderful period when we didn’t have to play them at all for sooooooooo many years. Never forget that, and why it happened.

    July 3, 2020

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