No Welling friendly
A tradition that goes back to 1987 will end this summer as Charlton have decided not to play Welling in a friendly.
The season opener began after Welling agreed to host our reserves when we were playing at Selhurst Park, and in practically all of the seasons since the club have taken a full team to Park View Road in pre-season.
This decision either tells us that Thomas Sandgaard and Ged Roddy are not necessary worried about tradition or it is a Nigel Adkins choice wanting to structure pre-season differently.
We play Dartford on July 17th, which I assume would have been the Welling spot. There are attendance restrictions in place at Dartford, which I’d assume would have affected Welling as well.
I’m all for change and a pre-season plan with the sole purpose to give the club the best start to the season as possible, but it seems a real shame that we can’t send some kind of team down there.