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One year and one day ago provided one of the most memorable match day experiences of my entire life; today was right up there.

It started off with a tour of The Valley as my little brother was a mascot for todays game, it was fantastic. We went into the boardroom, the mascots sat in the dug-outs, and then finally seeing my little brother wearing his Charlton goalkeeper top walking out with David Button. Amazing.

I was then surprised to find out that my father was the ball sponsor for todays game, meaning having photos taken before the game on the pitch and some wonderful hospitality, hosted by Bob Bolder and John Humphreys.

We were also treated to a great game of football. Led by a magnifique Frenchman.

At the end of the game I managed, along with my brother, to get on to the pitch, taking part in the lap of honour. We met every player and also SCP. Taking a picture with all of them. It was unbeliveable. It struck me just how down to earth our players are, all of them so welcoming. I spoke to Wagstaff, he will not be here next season. He didn't know where he was going yet, but he will try to find a club.

Then we went back into the suite only to find out that the pairs of sponsors had to vote for the man of the match. There was only one winner, so Kermorgant got the champagne, which we were pictured with.

We were then given a signed football and shirt aswell and to top it all off Kermorgant was with our table talking to us for around 30 minutes. He said that he loved it here, he's just bought a new house local to The Valley. He also mentioned that he quite likes a volley on the last day of the season!

Overall a truly astounding way to spend the last day of the season ... priceless!

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  • Great post. Emotional. Sums up Charlton for most of us. Thanks.
  • That post and your experience is what football and our club are all about.
  • We know what we are. We are Charlton. Great post.
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  • Great photos...
  • Fantastic, proud to support this club!!
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  • That's brilliant mate. What memories for your brother too. Another lifelong Addick in the making!
  • Aw he looks well happy!

    What's really sad is I'm 31 years old and completely jealous of him.
  • Davo55 said:

    That's brilliant mate. What memories for your brother too. Another lifelong Addick in the making!

    If this doesn't hook him I don't know what will!
  • Great pics...although my eyes were drawn to Kermogant's torso in the pic with Harriott. But we all have man love for Yann, right?
  • Quality pictures mate. Players are so down to earth. Perfect for our club
  • Great stuff
  • Superb pics and even Fuller cracked a proper smile, your brother's got the magic touch.
  • Talal said:

    Superb pics and even Fuller cracked a proper smile, your brother's got the magic touch.

    Haha, yes he's a good kid, Charlton mad! I think that is my favourite photo though, with the whole covered end behind. Bless.

  • What a fantastic day for your brother - one he'll never forget. He looks so happy in your pictures and the players all look happy to be there too.
  • Mr. Happy said:

    Aw he looks well happy!

    What's really sad is I'm 31 years old and completely jealous of him.

    I'm 42 and jealous.
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  • 20 and jealous here! I think you must've collared the whole squad there. It would be quicker to list who your brother didn't get a picture with!
  • What I like now is that the players seem to be such characters, and (from our limited knowledge) so down to earth as footballers go. After years of faceless mercenaries, this lot are great, feels like we have a connection once more. And who is responsible for the team spirit? I'm presuming our magnificent manager - we are so, so lucky... just watching interviews with sad non-entities like Mowbray and gormless twats like Lee Clark on the Football League Show just really brings it home!!
  • The Valley looks tiny in those photos
  • Top stuff, didn't you manage to sneak into a photo?
  • Brilliant, priceless memories
  • Absolutely priceless experiences with great people. Lucky person!
  • great photos.
    Thats what has made the club this season - no primadonnas
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    Nice to see Gareth Bale's Dad there too..
  • What a wonderful day for the lad. I'm 57 and sadly quite jealous.
  • Fantastic photos, looks like a great day and lifelong memories. Will have to look into it for my son for his birthday or something.
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