A keen Charlton supporter is calling on other fans to help feed struggling local families this Christmas by donating non-perishable food items at the next two home games on December 15th and 22nd versus AFC Wimbledon and Gillingham.
Sam Spong, who played for the club’s academy as a schoolboy and has followed the team since 1998, is the driving force behind the Fans for Foodbanks plan to park a van in the west stand car park on consecutive Saturdays to receive contributions.
He has received backing from the club and is now hoping his fellow Addicks will enter into the festive spirit by helping out. Read the full story here.
He was Charlton’s captain, the club’s best player and biggest asset as the Addicks had fallen just short of reaching the League One play-off final.
So it was no surprise when goalscoring midfielder Nicky Bailey was the subject of interest from rival clubs in the summer of 2010 – even though it was his wild missed penalty that was a key reason Charlton hadn’t reached Wembley.
What might shock Addicks supporters, though, is that Bailey’s decisive missed play-off semi-final spot-kick was virtually his last interaction with the club before his £1.4m move to Middlesbrough.
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You won't be surprised to learn that Addicks owner Roland Duchatelet's recent talkSPORT radio interview with Jim White features prominently.
There's a lot more to the fourth issue of the 2018/19 season, however, incuding coverage of the Addicks' biggest FA Cup win since 1972 and special tribute to Valley favourite Chris Solly.
Wyn Grant kicks off a new series of articles about football’s “barking owners” , while Matt Wright explains why he might not have been welcome at Mansfield Town. Simon Crook explains why he’s currently following Berwick Rangers.
Plus there’s the return of Mike Head, whose previous pieces on Stuart Leary amd Jimmy Gauld were so well received by readers, this time looking at some high-profile signings of the past, and John Ingram remembers the 1976/77 season.
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