THE 30 Million Pound Match Report: Charlton 1 - 1 Sheffield Utd
Published Sunday, April 22, 2007 by JamesBB2 | E-mail this post
Well, not literally the £30 Million match, but dubbed by the media and press, Charlton entered this huge 6pointer knowing it was a must win affair.
Most fans knew that we had to win, although it wouldn't be too bad with a loss/draw, a win would ease the pressure of the three tough upcoming fixtures.
The Club had gone a long way to lift the atmosphere by giving out free clappers and also arranging Bjorn Again as pre match entertainment. Add that with the usual drumming and flag, the atmosphere should be immense.
Charlton started the first half well and seemed to be egged on by the 'Up-For-It' crowd. Unfortunately the first half ended up being a bit dull, so half time was welcome relief.
Once again Charlton started well in the second, at at '59, The Elk hit a shot towards the United goal, it deflected against one of their defenders and the net bulged. I havent seen the crowd go so crazy in such a long time. It was amazing! Then the whole stadium stood while singing "Stand Up, If You're Staying Up". Immense
But United pissed on our fire 10 minutes later when Jonothan Stead gave the visitors a way back into the match and a point. Which it stayed.
Absolutely gutted, like many fans in the ground after the final whistle. But it aint over til the fat lady sings!
So next week at Blackburn bring your singing voices and cheer the lads to victory and Premiership survival!James - Staff Writer