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PeteWolf
05-02-2012, 14:10
http://torquayfansforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=groundreviews&action=display&thread=2839

Quite an interesting thread from a Torquay forum about Charlton's ground. Bit random I know, but a good read all the same.

Always liked the Valley, and that East Terrace really was immense.

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/leighextence/valley87b1.jpg

andy-in-seat-190
05-02-2012, 14:22
Really good read that - thanks Pete.

Tettenhall Wolf
05-02-2012, 14:27
Well done pete. Lovely message about football, community and home.

andyc225
05-02-2012, 14:29
Cracking read Pete, thanks.

PumpKing
05-02-2012, 15:21
Always been a favourite away ground, might be something to do with witnessing first hand, a certain SEB wonder goal.

Dewsburywolf
05-02-2012, 15:23
Always been a favourite away ground, might be something to do with witnessing first hand, a certain SEB wonder goal.


Karl Henry's lung busting run to get the winner was almost as good

PumpKing
05-02-2012, 15:39
Karl Henry's lung busting run to get the winner was almost as good


You know Jim, I`ve still got that game recorded when your mate, big Chris was playing for Charlton.

Every time I watch it I never think we`ll have time to score before the whistle blows. Lovely cross from the left for Henry to just meet perfectly. Can`t think of the name of the winger Kevin someone??

Dewsburywolf
05-02-2012, 15:43
Can`t think of the name of the winger Kevin someone??


That's because he wasn't a winger. Kevin Kyle & that was possibly the only decent thing he did in all the games he played for us

kinyo298
05-02-2012, 16:37
I remember that day so well.I had a fiver on a 2v2 draw at 13/2.I thought i was in the money but was so chuffed to see Karl Henry puting the winner away.

crocos
05-02-2012, 16:43
Excellent read that.

That was a regular away game for me as one of my sisters used to live just up the road from there.

Keith Maniac
05-02-2012, 18:33
I think i read somewhere thay the "Old" Valley was the only ground in England never to be filled to capacity.
I also remember being at the Valley in the early eighties thinking, Billy Kellock better than Pele.

Mister Rabbit
05-02-2012, 18:51
The Who played a couple of gigs there in the 70s - I think one of them set a record for the loudest concern recorded.

SmokeyGB
05-02-2012, 18:52
Love reading about 'Old' grounds being brought back to life.

Enjoyed that, thanks for bring it forward Pete

PeteWolf
05-02-2012, 21:09
Always been a favourite away ground, might be something to do with witnessing first hand, a certain SEB wonder goal.
The Antigallican next to the station has to be one of the best away pubs in the country as well.