New kit w*nker
I don’t actually mind the new kit. Traditional, low on frills, the proper colour red. The new sponsor is a bit of a talking point. Yes, a load of clubs have gambling companies sponsoring them but its not very community centric Charlton is it? That’s my only gripe, that it is just another layer of what Charlton has always been all about that the owners have peeled off and thrown away. Our history, our culture. Discarded like a Belgium chocolate wrapper.
I like the kit, it’s obviously straight out of the Nike catalogue, but I won’t be buying it as I bought one of these instead. Over 800 protest shirts the organisers have sold, and hats off to them. Terrific effort.
Interesting but obvious that Betdaq are not allowed to sponsor the kids shirts. I wonder how that will affect sales? Kids in my experience insist on the exact replica as their heroes and not one that looks different. As sad as it is us to us oldies, the sponsor is now an intrical part of the jersey. That is one of the reasons the protest shirt added one. Thanks to Data Techniques. No mention yet of an official away shirt or a third.
The traditional Welling opener tomorrow. Sure there will be a lot of Addicks at the game with an interest in not only seeing the new signings and Russell Slade of course but who actually is not there. A different team each half is expected but almost certainly no Icelandic hero JBG, and possibly no Jordan Cousins. Both players were subject to bids this week. QPR for Cousins and the now signed and sealed deal of Gudmundsson to Burnley, which is expected to be completed next week.
Burnley are also not letting up in their pursuit of Nick Pope and according go Rich Cawley are prepared to battle with QPR and Brighton for Cousins. Certainly the trail of us adding players has gone cold as Slade and us wait on which players stay into pre-season.
Tomorrow’s game comes too early for Patrick Bauer, Chris Solly is injured. On trial defender Lewis Buxton and Welsh midfielder Andrew Crofts are expected to play a part and I’m intrigued to see if Stephen Henderson, an apparently quite vocal antagonist of Katrien Meire, appears.
Enjoy tomorrow if you are going.