Friday, 20 August 2010

Missing the Valley for now

Charlton play Oldham on Saturday and for the first time in over a decade I have to make the choice to be absent, not because I have something else on but because the recession has hit SE23 and the mortgage takes precedence over match day or season tickets - Just. I'll be following on Sky Sports News and BBC's Final Score and my mates texts, but the passion won't be there and the tension will be doubled or more. I won't be singing the Red Red Robin - a ludicrous song, but its our ludicrous song, I wont tut at the incest song and how inane it is that we sing it, almost in favour of Valley Floyd Road. No pint of Cola and beef roll in the Rose of Denmark before hand. Where will I get my passion, my fix of adrenalin, certainly not cutting the lawn or trimming the hedge, I doubt I'll get it from the Charlton Life live thread, as good as it is.

Watching football, even live on tv is like watching a different sport from being there, feeling the atmosphere, watching the poeple seeing the movement or lack of it on the pitch. I'm going to miss it but hopefully it won't be long and I'll be there for the stupendous JPT match against the Daggers.

So tomorrow I'll be living the game on the brief highlights on the championship and through my friends. Enjoy.