Thursday 7 September 2017

Upbeat mood in Ramsgate

There's an 'unusually upbeat' tone to the second Voice of the Valley of the season which comes out tomorrow: New issue. One reason is Charlton's good start to the season. Another is suspected to be the opening of the Wetherspoons mega pub in Ramsgate where VOTV staff have been refreshing themselves.

It's not just regime apologists, hangers on and the usual suspects who have been buoyant in the last week or two. There is no doubt that the atmosphere in the dressing room has improved and this has contributed to better performances and results.

However, it's not quite a case of 'Roland and Katrien, all is forgiven.' As one fan who styles himself a modest critic of the regime, 'They are learning from their mistakes, but we are still burdened by them.'

Often Charlton seem to be playing teams that are at the top of the table when we meet them or are just coming into form. Playing some of the weaker teams in the division has helped us to get off to a good start. Long may it continue.

Remember that if you order your VOTV online by 3 pm, it will be posted out today by first class mail using the super efficient Isle of Thanet postal service. Alternatively, you can buy it from around The Valley tomorrow. As usual, if you want a selfie with editor Rick Everitt take your selfie stick along to his pitch opposite the club shop.

Who let the dogs in?

Photo by Charlton author Paul Breen

The club is considering taking a leaf out of the practice at non-league clubs of admitting dogs to the ground. It is felt that this would boost attendances as soon fans would be more willing to come if they could be accompanied by their canine companion. The decision has not gone down well with Charlton supporting cats.

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