Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Spanners Doomed to Failure
As my basket was nearly empty, I lined up in the queue for self scanning behind a couple of bullet headed likely lads.
I listened in as they discussed the possibility of getting their box of Carling lager, (yuck), out of the store without scanning it but I really became interested when they started discussing the imminent 'away' at Charlton.
It would seem that both of my fellow shoppers were friendly Millwall supporters who knew they are unlikely to get any of the 'legitimate' tickets in the Jimmy Seed stand on December 19th.
Apparently, a cunning plan had been hatched over the Summer, when many Millwall supporters realised they would be in the same division as us for the first time since 1996.
The plan was simple beyond measure.
Charlton Red Cards were applied for, in the hope of being eligible to purchase tickets in home sections of the ground.
The happy shoppers may have been pushing it but one of them said that 'at least 100' Millwall fans had planned ahead and used this technique.
The lager drinkers were clearly unimpressed due to hearing earlier in the day that their plan had been a complete waste of time.
They had heard that unless they could show a purchase history, from our time in the Championship, they weren't going to be allowed a ticket for the Millwall game.
This plan by Charlton Athletic is I quote, "Well out of order".