Back home for the curtain call
I’m flying back to Gatwick overnight and all being well I’ll grab a quick pint in the Oak before we take our seats for the early kick off against promoted Bournemouth before the curtain draws on the season.
After the midweek games somewhat ruined Sky TV’s excitement their cameras will be at Blackburn v Ipswich and Derby v Reading as the Tractor Boys and Rams attempt to hold on to their top 6 places. Personally more excitement might have been found at Brentford and Wolves as they have to win and score goals to force themselves into play-off contention.
The cameras I am assuming will also be at Vicarage Road and The Valley to see who takes the Championship title. The Valley podium has been cleaned we understand.
A crowd of over 20,000 is expected and it will be a party atmosphere, and I just hope that Luzon’s men show up attempting to be party poopers and not party planners.
I’m looking forward to seeing a few mates, sup a couple of ales and hopefully see a committed performance that will last in the memory over the summer.
Also tomorrow we get to see next season’s kit, three new kits in fact, and Nike’s last of their contract. The in the know crowd seem to think it will be an all red kit (urgh), and a white away shirt with a red diagonal slash (very Peru 1978 World Cup) and a purple third kit. Blimey Mum’s don’t put all three of those in the wash together!
Last night was the Sponsors’ Dinner, which with too much going on at work prevented me from attending, but two mates took my place and sat with Rhoys Wiggins and Johnnie Jackson.
They had a great time and said once again that the players were genuine and very chatty, Jacko in particular who said he is looking forward to seeing out his final year of his contract.
I saw on Charlton Life that Lawrie Wilson, who was unable to attend, called each sponsor individually to apologies for not being able to make it. Class.