Saturday, 2 April 2011

41 years and Counting

This weekend sees the anniversary of my first match at the Valley way back in 1969. Unfortunately I was unable to make the match at The Valley today, but the Reds are back to being mighty with a cracking 3-1 win over Leyton Orient. From what I gathered from fellow fans on Twitter the first half wasn't much to write home about. However the second half was a different matter with goals from Paul Benson, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Jose Semedo. I'm looking forward to seeing Bradley's goal as it sounds like a real comedy effort. 

Now while the Leyton Orient match was on I was happily walking along the bank of the Mersey as part of my new fitness routine. As I'm walking along I suddenly starting sing "Benno! Benno!" to myself. No reason for it, but it was there.
 A little while later the song in my head changes to "He's better than Shaun, he's better than Shaauuun....." Again, no reason for it. And that was it. I had this thought that we'd won and they had scored. So I finish my walk, get home, checked Twitter and lo and behold, not only had we won BUT Benson and Wright-Phillips had scored! Unfortunately I had not thought of Semedo scoring - probably given his previous history of scoring for the Addicks.

I'm happy with the 3 points and hope we can repeat the result next weekend at Oldham. Talking of Oldham, it's close enough for me to get to the game with ease. So next Saturday I will be in with the Charlton fans singing and shouting. I'll also be taking my husband, so anyone who hears a scouser in the away end don't worry -he's with me!

1 comment:

  1. Cool, hope you're bringing him to The Valley in May.