Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Pitch announcer goes

Perth, WA: More good Charlton related news reaches me here in Australia as the club announces that the pitch announcer has departed with immediate effect and has been replaced by Big Dave Lockwood.

All sorts of reasons are given for the pitch announcer's departure such as the now classic wanting to spend more time with his family, other commitments and the club's 'difficult' circumstances. The essence of the matter was that he never sounded like the authentic voice of Charlton with his synthetic attempts to lift the stands. Perhaps the script was to blame for informing us that we were at The Valley rather than Park View Road but it always rang hollow.

Whereas Big Dave is Charlton through and through and has suffered with the rest of us. And he has the right voice for the job - authoritative and passionate.

The loan of Tom Soares expires soon. From all I hear, we must hold on to him.

5 comments:

noel said...

please please please can they now get shot of that interminable horror film music that kills all atmosphere/chanting/will to live before the teams walk out. It drives me nuts. 'come on, make some noise' yells the pitch announcer...well we would if you hadn't drowned us out for the previous 5 minutes...

Daggs said...

How i agree with that! I hate that interminable row.

Pedro45 said...

Personally I like Carmina Burana (by Carl Orff)...it's just shame that the X Factor stole it for their theme... The thing with the announcer is they seemed to pay him!!! Surely others would do it for free, and it wouldn't surprise me if Big Dave was on ex's only.

Kappacino Kid said...

He had plenty of nails in his coffin from me but the final one was when he announced against QPR that it was East London v West London

Terry Thomas said...

I agrere that we should get rid of the embarrassing din that is played before and whilst the players come out. If we need deafening music to inspire us to play and support then we really are in trouble.