One of the relative weaknesses in the championship winning Leamington side last year was the defence with five matches being lost in the title campaign largely because of defensive errors. Brakes have now signed experienced full back Simon Travis who has been capped nine times for the England 'C' international (non-league) side. He also has extensive league experience with Torquay United, Stockport County and Hereford United.
The activity at the New Windmill Ground contrasts with its absence at The Valley. It is, however, encouraging that season tickets sales have now passed the 8,000 mark which suggests at least 8,500 by the beginning of the season and possibly a figure near 9,000. This means that recorded attendances will rarely fall below the 10,000 mark for League games (as distinct from the 'watching paint dry' trophy).
I took my Charlton bag to Amsterdam and received lots of commiserations.