My first ever game watching the Addicks was in the 1989/90 relegation season, and the opponents were Millwall. It ended 1-1 that day, and it was a very dull game. The same certainly could not be said of yesterdays efforts, but as I was being the 2nd permanent under secretary at the Ministry of Schools, surrounded by girls in stockings and suspenders (more of that story another time), my ticket fittingly went to the guy who I shared a crush barrier with on the Holmesdale end all of twenty years ago now.
He was not very happy with what he saw yesterday. With numerical advantage, his view was that we should have closed this game out. Not only did that not happen, but he is convinced that Millwall will consider themselves unlucky not to have won. Personally, I thought the game was always going to be a draw, although I doubt if anybody could have predicted the scoreline. A frustrating day for him, was not helped by both Leeds and Norwich overcoming better opposition than we faced yesterday.
Still, we will enjoy Christmas Day second in the table, which is better than I dared hope for, and I shall return to my seat for the visit of Swindon on Boxing Day. I trust the defence will put in a better performance than they did yesterday