Charlton Athletic v Wigan
October 27th 2013, 3pm
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
Living far away in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, it
is rare that I get to see a London based team. So
when the opportunity arose whilst visiting
Salisbury for a weekend, that Charlton were
playing on the Sunday (which meant I could
get another game in at Southampton on the
Saturday), then off to the Valley I headed.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We arrived in London in plenty of time and parked
up near the Thames Barrier which isn't to far from
ground, just followed the fans to the ground.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
We had already eaten breakfast at a Wetherspoons
in Salisbury beforehand. We did though have a look
at the Thames Barrier before heading to the game.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
On arriving at the ground I was impressed by how
good it looked. Definitely Premier League standard
in my opinion. Only one stand (the away end)
remains of the old Valley. The other three sides
have all been redeveloped with modern stands.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game itself was a bore finishing 0-0. The
pre-match was good and as they were doing tickets
for a fiver, the attendance was good. A few fans
behind us made us laugh every time a fish came up
on the screen!
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
A plenty simple affair. Out of the ground and back
to the Thames Barrier to pick up our car before
embarking on the long journey back to Bridlington.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
I would recommend the Valley if you are in the
area. Hopefully you will have a better game to
watch plus the game for a fiver day seems to be an
annual event so worth it. Now 27 ticked off my
list on my way to completing the 92 .