Saturday, 22 May 2010

Brakes kick off against Cheltenham

It's been all action at the New Windmill Ground this week. Brakes will kick off the new season with a friendly against League 2 Cheltenham Town who have promised to bring a full professional side.

Manager Paul Holleran has moved to fill the gap left by the departure of striker Mark Bellingham by signing Craig Wilding from Conference South team Worcester City. Wilding has a Football League pedigree including Chesterfield.

Midfielder Lee Downes has also been brought in from the second tier of the conference, in this case Solihull Moors.

Brakes fans have been relieved to hear that the club will not be transferred to the Evo Stik (formerly Unibond) league. Rather than facing cloggers in small northern towns on away trips, they will be up against other 'southern softies' in the Zamaretto Premiership. This is the Southern League in which Charlton once played.

New destinations this season will include the seaside at Weymouth and Weston and the royal location of Windsor and Eton. Cirencester is another up market location to visit.

Charlton fans have had to cheer themselves up with the permanent signing of Akpo Sodje. It means we will have two Sodjes.

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