Sales of Charlton's tickets for Sunday's Wembley final have now topped 30,000 and there is every prospect that all the tickets will be sold. Last year's League One play off final between Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town attracted a total attendance of 27,000.
I am in a block of 37 friends, members of the so-called 'Rodsters', after the Rose of Denmark pub, otherwise known as the 'Zimmer boys'. We now drink at the River Ale House in East Greenwich established by Charlton fan Trevor in his former lingerie shop.
No doubt some of the 37 could be accused of being 'plastics' as they have drifted away from The Valley, not necessary as boycotters but because of changing life circumstances. Our number also includes a number of representatives of the next generation.
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