Back at The Valley
Good morning Addicks. How are we doing?
What a great feeling it is for Addicks’ fans to be back at The Valley, which other than for the odd Covid trial event, has sat ghost like for the past 17 months. It is been a weird time for everyone but routines will return this afternoon as friends and family gather to wake up this historic football stadium.
I will have to wait a while for my Valley return, but have signed up again for the excellent Charlton TV service. Bermuda is even in what the EFL call the ‘dark market’ so I will get to see today’s Sky Sports televised game, although I do have the challenge of a flight to catch just after.
August is full of anticipation, excitement, hopes and dreams, but it looks as if it will be anything other than a fine summer’s day in SE7. Plenty of singing in the rain ☔️ I hope.
I can’t sugarcoat it, but I have been exceptionally disappointed with what was touted quite loudly as a summer rebuild. Get deals done early, show real intent and crack on to take this league by the horns under Nigel Adkins and Thomas Sandgaard’s stewardship.
That has not happened, and I don’t think I have ever known a fortnight before the opening game so deathly quiet. I find it strange, and despite the PR fluff, I would have liked to have heard a bit more honest communication with fans about the club’s plans and goals.
The transfer window does have time to run, but in the meantime it is the start of a new day (at least it is here), and a new season with expectations, hopes and dreams waiting to be celebrated.
Enjoy your journey back to The Valley later Addicks, and make some noise. COYR.