The first home league game of a new season is always particularly exciting. I am look forward to meeting up with another of the Midlands Addicks who now lives in Oman. It will probably be the only game this season he will be able to attend. His blog about his experiences there and his separation from Charlton is well worth reading: Addick to Oman
Voice of the Valley will be available around the ground. It seems that Rick Everitt has reached a compromise with his gnomes and elves: they won't have to wear the third kit to sell the Voice, but they have accepted that their wages will be influenced by the fact that Thanet is a low wage area. Remember if you want a 'selfie' with Rick he normally sells from a pitch opposite the club shop.
We are welcoming a new member of the canine commentating team on Saturday who will be covering a match for the first time. Belgian Shepherd Ivy has been training chocolate Labrador Mustang. His day job is with our sponsors Kingdom Signs where he has working in reception since last year, although he apparently he is the real boss. His bio is here: Slightly Bonkers
Will Derek from Dymchurch get back to me about his proposal for a 'Glass Half Empty' contribution?