I'm really looking forward to the visit of the Pirates from Bristol.
Bristol Rovers is a classic football name. Despite their, (and our), lowly position in English football, the Rovers have a name that's known all around the world.
Last season we had the 'pleasure' of Bristol City at the Valley, and what a fine example of 'up themselves' supporters they proved to be.
I didn't warm to them at all.
As every schoolboy knows, when it comes to football teams in the South West, there's always a pair of Bristols to look at. ...(sorry)
I always enjoyed Charlton playing against Aston Villa but really disliked Birmingham City. I hope the Bristol Rovers supporters are a similar friendly bunch to Villa and unlike both Bristol and Birmingham City.
Rovers are in 7th place, just a point away from a play off position, (not that it means anything at this point in the season).
Our own Chris Dickson won't be allowed to play for Rovers due to the usual restrictions on loan players. He will be sitting out, along with Sam Sodje who pays the price for his red card on Saturday.
I'm hoping for a bit of a goal fest tomorrow evening.
I know we had a six goal thriller at our most recent home game against Franchise but a free scoring game, under floodlights, is always something special.
Rovers seem to have the knack of usually conceding at least 2 goals per game, so let's hope our forwards still fancy it.
I'm sure David Mooney will be up for a run out after only playing for half an hour on Saturday.
"Let's Get Behind The Addicks!"