Sunday, April 22, 2007
Another Obscure Football Reference on The Street
When Royston and Hayley come by to see the new baby, part of their conversation involves the name of the baby, which is yet (if ever) to be determined. Roy suggests Charlton might be a fine choice. Ashley asks if he means Athletic, and Roy responds no, he meant Heston the actor. In case anyone missed the reference, Ashley is referring to a south London fooball club known as Charlton Athletic. They have been in the FA since 1905, in the Premier League since 1998, but are in danger of being relegated to a lower division at the end of the season as they are third from the bottom of the table at present. They play their games at a lovely little ground known as The Valley, which is quite near the Millenium Dome. The fans are known as the Addicks, a derivative of haddock, which apparently has something to do with the club's proximity to the Thames River and that many of their supporters were fisherman in the early days of the club.
Not that I am a fan of English football or anything.