Swindon away in the Carling
The League Cup first-round draw included the Addicks for the first time since 1997 following their relegation to the Championship. The Addicks will face the League One outfit on either Tuesday, August 14th or Wednesday, August 15th - just days after having played their first Championship match on August 11th.
I have a number of memories of going to Swindon away: driving across the Cotswolds, navigating the magic roundabout and then getting soaked on their open end while the Addickted sung 'Singing in the Rain'.
I'm not sure that I'll be going this time. The Carling Cup is a sideshow to our core objective of winning promotion. So I wouldn't blame Pards if he put out a largely reserve side.