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Lucky the Charlton Cat (1968)

Was just going through google looking at old pictures of The Valley and came across this:

Cat "Lucky" with football at the Valley, home ground of Charlton Athletic football club. This puss was adopted by Charlton and christened Lucky after straying into the Valley

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Cat "Lucky" with football at the Valley, home ground of Charlton Athletic football club. This puss was adopted by Charlton and christened Lucky after straying into the Valley in August 1968. Charlton did not lose another match until the end of September and went on to finish third in the second division, the highest for 11 years. Lucky rubbed off in the FA Cup as well. Lucky's last significant act was to relieve himself on the pitch during a league match against Derby. Ronnie Moore went on to score the only goal of the game in the 84th minute. September 1968.

Source: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-cat-lucky-with-football-at-the-valley-home-ground-of-charlton-athletic-83595060.html

I didn't know that The Valley had an official cat, I'd never heard of Lucky before.

Was wondering if anyone on CL had any stories/information relating to Lucky?

Comments

  • Surely not Ronnie Moore, they mean Graham "Tank" Moore!
  • I vaguely remember a cat when I started going. Had forgotten about it until I saw this. He would be called Unlucky now
  • Also, the Derby game was in January 1969, scorers were Tees and Tracey.
  • I remember the cat but never having met him, I have no stories :wink:
  • I seem to remember he passed away in the early 80’s. There was an article in the programme about him making an appearance pitchside in the last game before he died.
  • The Football League Review, which was an insert in all programmes, had a front page picture of Lucky.
    I have vague memories that Lucky would watch games from near the old players tunnel.
  • Katrien would have got rid of him like she did the other cat
  • I remember Lucky used to go under the old west stand looking for mice
  • I remember seeing a black cat at the Valley in the 70s.
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  • I used to work at the Valley on game days and during school holidays, and Lucky was around then.
  • Think he lived at The Valley Club. Was taken in by the manager and was always seen in there at weekends
  • I do remember it but had forgotten perhaps we need another one?
  • seth plum said:

    The Football League Review, which was an insert in all programmes, had a front page picture of Lucky.
    I have vague memories that Lucky would watch games from near the old players tunnel.

    This.
  • Didn"t they find the expired Lucky in the pressbox. I think I was even told that he had been placed in one of those drop down units under the desks. That would have made someone jump.
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