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Monday, February 14, 2011
ALL tickets for Charlton’s home match against Exeter City on Saturday (3pm) are priced £5 after the Addicks board announced a special promotion to help increase attendances and boost the stadium atmosphere in SE7. The club is encouraging season-ticket holders to persuade family and friends to come to watch the match against the Grecians. Tickets are now on general sale, and can be bought in person from the Valley commercial centre, via www.cafc.co.uk or by calling 0871 226 1905.
BRADLEY Wright-Phillips became only the sixth player in Charlton’s history to score in his first three games for the club when he netted in Saturday’s dramatic victory against Peterborough United. The other five players are Ralph Allen, Allan Simonsen, Darren Bent, John Evans and Jimmy Gibson.
TICKETS are currently on general sale for Charlton’s home games against Carlisle United on Tuesday, March 1 (7.45pm), Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 5 and Brentford on Saturday, March 12 (both 3pm). Tickets are priced £17.50, £22.50 and £25.50 adults, £13 and £17.50 over 60s and U21s, and £5 all U18s. Buy in person from the Valley commercial centre, see www.cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.
ALAN McCormack and Federico Bessone both recovered from hamstring injuries in time to play against Peterborough United on Saturday, but on-loan left-back Bessone looked likely to miss last night’s (Tuesday) match against Hartlepool United after being forced off during the second half. Joe Anyinsah and Paul Benson (hamstring) also missed the Peterborough game through injury and were doubtful for the trip to Victoria Park.
MANAGER Chris Powell and two members of the first-team squad will be signing merchandise and meeting supporters when they appear in the Valley Superstore on Thursday, February 24. The two players will be in store from 2pm, and will be joined by Powell at around 3pm as the Addicks offer a 20 per cent reduction on all items made by kit manufacturer Macron, including replica shirts and trainingwear, throughout February half-term week. Earlier on Thursday, Powell and goalkeeper Rob Elliot will be quizzed by Young Addicks from 2pm – tickets are free to members, and more details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org or 0871 226 1905.
TICKETS for Charlton’s away matches against Notts County on Friday, February 25 and Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday, March 8 (both 7.45pm) are currently on general sale. Buy in person from the Valley commercial centre, see www.cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.
DEFENDER Matt Fry will stay with Charlton until March 19 following the extension of his loan from West Ham United last week. The 20-year-old made his 28th appearance for the club on Saturday.
BOOKINGS are now being taken for this month’s half-term football courses run by the Charlton Community Trust across Greenwich, Bromley, Bexley and Kent from Monday, February 21 to Friday, February 25. The fun sessions under the supervision of trained coaches are open to boys and girls aged from five to 15, and include special disability and girls-only sessions. Call 0871 781 2095 or see www.cact.org.uk for more details.
A NEW big screen was installed at The Valley last week and was used for the first time against Peterborough United on Saturday. The giant LED screen, which measures 30 square metres, has been hired until the end of the season, when a permanent 40 square-metre screen will be installed. The new screen was brought in at the urging of the club’s new owners, with help from new big screen sponsors Regular Cleaning Services, Cannon Glass and Glazing and Titan Elevators.
MIDFIELDER Diego Poyet was due to represent England U16s against Slovenia in Koper last (Tuesday) night, while Jordan Cousins could line up for England U17s against Romania, Germany and tournament hosts Portugal in a competition in the Algarve from Saturday after being called up to the national squad.
SUPPORTERS can get a free £25 bet by signing up with Coral, the club’s new online betting partner. Every bet with Coral benefits the club and more details can be found at www.cafc.co.uk.
DESPITE dominating the game against bottom-of-the-table Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, the Charlton women’s team was unable to find the net in a 0-0 draw. The Addicks next travel to mighty Arsenal in the London Cup on Sunday while the U18s, without a match over the weekend due to the involvement of opponents Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup, take on Portsmouth away.
A NEW weekly podcast rounding up all the Charlton news and featuring exclusive interviews is now available to Addicks supporters. The free Charlton Live podcast is an edited version of the two-hour show broadcast on CAFC Player every Sunday night, and can be downloaded from iTunes.
A CHARLTON XI will take on Ashford United on Monday (7.30pm) as part of fundraising efforts for Maxine Alcorn-Weller, a member of staff at Ashford who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The match will be played at Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN26 1NJ, and ticket prices are £6 adults and £3 U16s and seniors.
SOME of the country’s biggest celebrities will be showing off their skills at The Valley this summer following news that this year’s Celebrity Soccer Six football tournament will take place in SE7 on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30. More than 4,000 people attended the stadium last year to see a mix of singers, actors and comedians playing football, and tickets are on sale on 0871 226 1905. Admission is £12 adults and £8 U12s, and family tickets (two adults and three U12s) are £40.
FANS can stay updated on all the latest Addicks news by using a new iPhone application and mobile website. The Charlton app is free of charge and has the latest news, fixtures, stats and player profiles, plus score updates. Video highlights and Google mapping to help fans travel to away games are also available for £4.99. Meanwhile, fans accessing www.cafc.co.uk on their mobile will find a new, quicker and easier to use version of the club’s official website.