Match reports, analysis and news for Charlton Athletic Football Club
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Valley hero is back
Chris Powell is back at Sparrows Lane in a coaching role. He does not have a specific role, but there is no doubt that his experience and inspirational qualities will make a major contribution, not least with younger players. Alan Pardew has not ruled out playing him at left back should Ben Thatcher be injured.
Former England international Powell has undoubtedly been one of the most popular players at The Valley in recent years and it is great to see him back.
I started supporting Charlton in 1953 when my father took me to a game (my mother came sometimes as well). My father was born in North Woolwich in 1908 and
had been a Charlton supporter since the 1920s when an older cousin took him. He raised the admission fee by looking after horses while deliveries were made. I now live in Leamington in Warwickshire, but remain a season ticket holder, as is my wife. Visitors to my CAP blog may be confused by this but, as well as being a Charlton supporter, I am expert on the CAP and the political economy of the food chain. I am also a frequent commentator for UK and international print and broadcast media and wire services on British politics, hence my new blog on the subject.