It’s Charlton

Who else felt their stomach sinking when Franchise got drawn out then the split-second thinking it was us…

Anyway, as the subject says – it’s Charlton. Not the best tie, though equally not the worst either.

Whenever people mention cup ties, it’s usually either one of playing a big team higher up, or playing some bottom feeders where they play in a hovel that barely has flushing toilets.

And that’s just KM.

Playing a side in your division in the FAC is always a strange one though. You should treat it like a league fixture, although it isn’t, and especially in the second round the prize is a massive one.

It’s obviously hard to predict how these sort of ties go, though ironically we may stand a better chance of progressing against this sort of side than another shite L1 outfit (or indeed one that a division or two lower).

Us playing, say, Boreham Wood would have been a Curzon-esque banana skin, but as it stands, we’re not automatic favourites for this one.

It’s also one of the more interesting FAC ties, in a round that doesn’t really produce that many at the best of times. Apparently, our first ever game against Franchise holds the record for most-watched live second round tie ever.

Interesting enough to be a televised fixture? Probably not, although it might end up being a Sunday 2pm kickoff instead. Plus, it’s bound to have many more people through the gate than Lincoln.

(As a quick aside, there’s been a bit of a debate about attendances for the first round – the point here is that many of the stayaways were regular matchday goers, which does suggest a sizable if not large amount of vote-with-your-feet. Again, though, pricing didn’t help…)

Just one final point about their attention seeking manager – he’s the 2017 equivalent of Steve Evans. He knows what buttons to press, and he’s always guaranteed to get a response.

So here’s a radical idea – just ignore him. If nothing else, that will piss him off more than any banner or chant against him…

16 thoughts to “It’s Charlton”

  1. Agree with the last sentence completely, just ignore him. His trolling only works if you rise to the bait! Surely people have better things to do than moan about KR? Like moaning about NA….

    1. True, both he and you end up happy if you shout abuse, he loves it.

      So it depends if you want to annoy him or not, being ignored would upset him more as Rob suggests.

  2. I think the abuse did upset him, otherwise he wouldn’t have said anything. All that bull about being able to be a pint, and happy franchise fans. Give him hell.

  3. He slagged off the fans, said how pleased franchise fans would be after we lost to Charlton, and said he’ll be enjoying a pint with them. He could have kept quiet, so it’s not surprising he pisses people off

  4. Just ignore him. Not only that, listening to foul abuse is unpleasant for the rest of us, especially the young families that attend our games. It demeans our great club. He is not worth it.

  5. I’m just looking forward to hopefully the return of the pitchfork one on the day !! 😂😂

  6. I’d shag his Mrs though, she looks a proper goer, bit more than that fat fucker can handle I’d say.

    What was that song about Posh spice? Was probably true (and certainly irked “becks”). Would we have to ask the DT if the dity was acceptable?

    Fark me this club is sterile.

    Apologies to any female readers that Mr Repd may have…

    1. I was intrigued by your comment… ex-Brookside actress now moving into the rag trade. Agree she must see something in him (PR exposure?)

      Actually reading all these posts it shows really we’re not that enamoured with the tie itself or have any feeling as to what might or might not happen. In fact it is almost like the football has become irrelevant!

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