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A long shot... any photos from when we went up in 1975?

I was at the 3-1 win over Preston in 1975 but does anyone have any photos of that evening?

Oddly we played a friendly at home to Coventry three days after that promotion-winning match.

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    I wish, I was with a gorgeous northern bird, I'd met on a school field trip, we were in Waterloo ... oh you mean pics of the match
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    Not many people took cameras to games in those days, especially for evening games but you might be lucky. Bound to be some in Tom Morris's collection, try a google search. I did have some press cuttings/photos of it but these were binned (without my knowledge!) when we moved houser recently. I remember pictures of a smiling 'Arry Cripps with his bandaged head and a happy Killer drinking champagne in one of the papers.
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    edited May 2012
    In the absence of anything else I am attaching some pretty poor quality news cuttings from the next day's papers. These are 1975 photocopies of the newspaper stories, which have faded badly over the years. I've had to do quite a bit of work on them to make them even this good! They look better if you print them. As a bonus I am also attaching an article from the Eagle from 1969, which I came across while digging out these old cuttings. It might bring back happy memories of that great 68/69 team. Although you might smile at the reference to the 'Haddicks', the writer did well to get the club's nickname nearly right because at that time Charlton were more commonly known as the Valiants or the Robins.
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    Wow thanks Bill. That Eagle page is a bonus... the Charlton team when I first started supporting them.
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    After all these years, I never realised that Mark Lawrenson was in the Preston team that evening. No wonder he has never liked us since!
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    Great stuff Bill. Never realised that Lawro was in that team either. I do remember that Preston fought like tigers. The other interesting fact is that Killer scored less goals that season than BWP has done this season...I hope - and believe - BWP will step up to the plate in the higher division as Killer did.
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    Great stuff. I was with my mate on Saturday who was with my Dad and I at that game.

    Great night - but like many special Addick occasions it was not a straightforward victory.

    Very tense to start with, going a goal down, missing a penalty, then the "was it over the line equaliser". Finally Killer finished them off and the celebrations started. Magic night.
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    Great night that was -took home a massive lump of the pitch too! Wasn't the Coventry friendly to raise money for the Woolwich Bomb victims ? And (years may have made me get this wrong) if we had lost wouldn't P**lace have gone up instead as they won 3 or 4 nil ?
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    Brilliant reports, was 9 years old and had only started going to Charlton a few games from the end of that season. Remember the pitch invasion well and of course the clinical finishing of a certain Mr Killer Hales!
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    Great to read those newspaper reports again ...what a night that was ...covered end was magic
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    Great memories - that was (until Saturday) my favourite ever Charlton match. And the 68-69 team really should have got promoted. Alan Campbell, at his best, remains one of my all time sporting heroes.
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    Alan Campbell was my favourite player when I was a kid
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    Over 24,000 there. Impressive back then because I remember we were lucky to get 10,000 at a normal home game at that time.
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    Player-manager of Preston was none other than ...... Bobby Charlton.

    Only time I ever saw him 'live', was with his team on The Valley pitch that night.
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    edited May 2012
    I'm sure we've covered this match in detail on LoOkie's 'Home and Away' thread.

    Is it still available?


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    Brilliant reports, was 9 years old and had only started going to Charlton a few games from the end of that season. Remember the pitch invasion well and of course the clinical finishing of a certain Mr Killer Hales!
    Me too; uncannily similar.

    Thanks very much Bill; great to relive that special night with the perspective 37 more seasons give you! There are some interesting similarities there...

    Great crowd in the mid-twenty thousands watching us go a goal down before rattling in three (not that there was much at stake this time).

    New manager in his first full season with Charlton guiding us up after three seasons in div.3.

    One report (& Andy Nelson) suggesting that Charlton were just starting the climb back to much bigger things.

    I think enough lessons have been learned recently for those next few years to repeat themselves - a few very entertaining seasons leading only to more third division football 5 years later. We also appear to have people in charge at Board and of course management level who really understand Charlton. If it doesn't quite happen next year, let's stay on board and watch it grow. Before too long we might be beating another of Lawro's former teams again.

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    How things change in 37 years, eh??
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