Great Uncle Bulgaria - my favourite Womble
On Saturday we welcome a club that has in just over 10 years overcome adversity to re-establish itself in league football. It's an inspirational tale of success against all the odds and gives us some hope should The Belgians continue on their path of destruction.
I expect that all Wombles can expect a warm welcome at The Valley as their is much solidarity and admiration for what they have achieved.
Amongst their ranks are two ex-Addicks in Barry Fuller and Dean Parrett ( remarkably Dean is only 24 ! ).
AFC have struggled a bit in League One this season but we ought to expect a tough game from a club that is all about grit and determination and fighting all the way.
Skip should be fit and available again for us and with no one exactly seizing the opportunity in his absence then he may well come straight back into the team.
One wonders if Bauer is set to start a game or will Mr Slade keep faith with Konsa ? I do expect the BFG to cement his place at some stage.
What news of Tex then ? Well nothing as far as I know. I guess the official line is that he's injured but that seems unlikely and we ought to be told.
Novak's late strike might have been enough to see him replace Ajose up front as Nicky hasn't had the best of starts. I trust that we have something better than Josh starting on the right again, that remains a mystery to me.
AS ever it will probably fall to Holmes to provide the ammo although I feel that Lookman should now really be imposing himself on games. Mr Slade has to find the best way to use him. Personally I'd be tempted to give him something of a free role such is the ability he has to create something.
Following a few draws we need to start winning again especially at home and that needs to start on Saturday.