Playoff Final Preview – Sunderland v Charlton

Sunderland will be finishing the season in the playoff final sunshine at the 3rd best ground in North London (has it ever rained at a playoff final?). Having started the season in the sunshine vs Charlton on 4th August 2018 ~ 295 sleeps later, working on the assumption of people having jobs and not sleeping during the day, we meet again to decide who gets promoted.

To be fair, Charlton have done great this season. They started the season in disarray ~ but have finished really well. Fitness seems to be the key ~ Lee Bowyer has them fit enough to hypothetically throw chairs around a burger joint and run around in a jovial manner after some Asian men in the Mill Hill area of LS1 if they needed to.

Lee Bowyer seems to have done a decent job; although unsure as to why he always seems to wear a school jumper?

“Double maths next ~ no wonder he’s not smiling?”

Bowyer took over from Alan Curbishley in 2016. Curbishley was famous for having a brother who was the promoter for the electro pop band ‘The Who’ ~ Roger Daltry seems decent ~ not sure about Pete Townsend?

Anyway~ let’s not digress, Charlton is in SE London ~ from a northern perspective… London is good, seaside is good, unless you live south of the river ~ it offers zero attraction?

Charlton Academicals moved from Selhurst Park to a purpose built stadium, (Valley Parade), in 1992. Their last visit to Wembley was a 4~4 draw vs Sunderland in a playoff final, after 13 successful penalties watch here…. Mickey Gray missed…

M. Gray ~ left foot like a Vileda Super Mop

Charlton Academicals have strong links to the North East. Stockbroker Belt Hendon is host to their official supporters club

“Whatever you want mate ~ just give me 5 minutes”

Charlton Academicals are nicknamed “The Addicts” ~ no idea why

Famous fans of Charlton are…..

Serial shagger and pant maker Bjorn Borg

“Bjorn Borg ~ Swedish shagger”

The dad of “Rodney Charlton Trotter” in BBC sit comedy, ‘Only Fools and Horses” was a Charlton fan. The programme made fame through tax evasion, casual racism and making light of living in a council tower block.

So…. 1 more game.

As I’ve often said ….. IN JACK WE TRUST

Jack took on an absolute shit storm of a club

For the first time in years we’ve not been embarrassed off the pitch by highly paid players

After years of poorly dressed managers, he looks the part

I’ve been lucky enough to watch the majority of the games sat next to his family ~ who are mega passionate


In Jack We Trust 100%

Portsmouth semi final review read here