Well, almost time once more, for the Saturday ritual to begin. It will be good to see old friends in the Rose of Denmark again, and I do get a buzz from seeing The Valley turf in pristine condition, ready for another season of toil. Eldest son will, as ever be in attendance, no glory boy tags attached to him, no sir. Was it really a year ago that we "humbled" the mighty Swans 2-0?
So, it is on with the Woolwich shirt again, take a deep breath, and hope that the Addicks don't squeeze my enjoyment out of the season too quickly. Good luck to the boys, and all of us. Enjoy the game today. Why do I get the feeling it will be a draw!