No I have not got it wrong, in 1947 the first ever live club TV match was televised and it was between Charlton and Blackburn as a trial run prior to the FA Cup final being televised, which Charlton went on to win 1-0.
Sam Bartram said it was a poor game and was lucky that a slip towards the end did not result in a Blackburn equaliser.
That cup final was the second cup final to feature Charlton and was the 2nd cup final in a row where the ball burst.
So those were happy days - on TV and we won (Now this is against the law), we won the FA Cup (Eee Aye adee o) and the ball burst.
It was a different era from the money fueled, network inducing world that football is played in today.
Charlton Athletic trailblazers
- Live TV coverage
- Ground sharing
- A supporters political party
- And a Belgian led network ownership