The R.N.L.I are better off by $20 this morning, the result of a bet with a "Terrya" friend based in Montreal, and it was Huddersfield who were all at sea in need of rescuing last night. (I am sorry, I promise I will not do cheesy openings like that ever again). I won't repeat the plaudits, as you will have seen the performance, or certainly read about it, but I will say this; for me, there have been two season defining games this year.
The first was at Sheffield United, and the second was last night. Both were immense performances, and the message they have sent to the rest of the division is that Charlton are in the driving seat, and intend staying there. Not a weak link to be seen in the Charlton team last night, and I hope Powell wraps most of them up in cotton wool, and gives them this weekend off. I know it is the FA Cup, but I still don't care whether we are in it or not.
Powell is of course correct to damp down all those indulging in premature celebration, as there are after all twenty seven games to go. Had Charlton lost last night, the R.S.P.C.A would have been $20 better off, but as it turned out we were the dogs. (I am sorry, I promise I will not do cheesy endings like that ever again). I am just a bit happy today, that's all.