Friday, 4 September 2009

Myles Weston sets out to prove a point

Former Addick Myles Weston is out to make a point when Brentford play Charlton tomorrow. In an exclusive interview in the Hounslow Chronicle he blames Alan Pardew for getting Charlton in a mess: Weston

The Bee here in Toronto is looking for a sports bar that will show Charlton v. Brentford at 7.15 a.m. This strikes me as a futile quest, but Inspector Sands may have more luck in New York City where he will be tomorrow.

The Bee in question has lived all his life in the same house in Acton. I'm not quite sure what the geography is that makes you Brentford rather than a Super Hoop, but I can't stand QPR. Their fans always seem to have an exalted view of themselves and then there is Rodney Marsh who was always slagging off Charlton.

I have a DVD of a rather good 1930s film called the Arsednal Stadium Mystery. This is not about how Arsenal managed to escape relegation at the end of the First World War, but the murder of a player of an opposing team. It contains quite extensive footage of a Arsenal v. Brentford match. It all seems very kick and rush.

This reminds us that Brentford were once a top flight club. Recent encounters with the Addicks include a 3-2 win in a cup replay at The Valley when Salmon managed to concede an avoidable goal and a 3-1 victory in the cup when Michael Turner was playing. He was mot that impressive that day, but I am certainly pleased with the money he has brought us.

Optimism comes hard to Charlton fans, but I am going for a 2-1 win tomorrow with goals by Bailey and Llera.


Anonymous said...

I've seen the film as well Wyn. Don't recollect being enthralled by the plot (didn't the butler do it?)but thought it was an interesting piece of history.

Pembury Addick

sm said...

Isn't the mystery how Arsenal managed to get promoted after the end of WW1. The Woolwich franchise team are of course the only top tier firm that never earned their place at that level - a little bit like Charlton being the only side that made it to the FA Cup final after losing a game!