Thursday, February 09, 2006

New York Supporters Club Grows by 500%

New York Addick is pleased to report that the number of positive identifications of Charlton fans in the city has increased by 500% in just 12 months. If this rate of growth is maintained, then extrapolation suggests that the entire New York City metropolitan area will be Charlton fans by 2014, and the whole of mainland USA by 2016.

After myself, the first positive identification was 'Andrew', a part-time model and fishmonger. Then 'Carlos' revealed his Charlton connections, proudly unveiling a Dean Kiely-inspired Charlton goalkeeper's top during a Brooklyn kickabout. There was simply no stopping the momentum now, and 'Murray' was next, an advertising animation guru working in SoHo. Sensing a revolution may be occurring, an American couple called 'Deborah and David' confessed their secret admiration for the Addicks, and unbelievably admitted they had been at Newcastle for the postponed fixture.

New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has not failed to notice the trend, agreeing (see inset) to light up the Empire State Building in Charlton colours to popular acclaim across the city. And rumours abound that the world-famous Rockerfeller Center may soon be re-named the Markkinsella Center. Across the city, street names are already being changed to recognise Charlton's recent League finishing positions eg. 11th Street, 7th Street etc..

President George W Bush, ever the opportunist, admitted he had been aproached regarding the possibility of renaming his home, the 'Red and White House.' Speaking through an interpreter, he admitted, "The possibility is a real one.....I haven't declared war on the idea, put it that way."

Peter Varney meanwhile acknowledged that the news had justified the club's confidence in stadium expansion, and may explore the possibility of launching transatlantic Valley Express services using specially adapted Boeing 747s. "We may have to charge more than a fiver," he admitted however.


At 7:13 PM, Blogger Reet Smoot said...

keep up the good work. but you need to keep pushing have you considered street preaching?

At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

Five more recruits and you can be recognized as Charlton's third officially sanctioned international supporters'club. The first was established in Hamilton, Ontario and the second in Stockholm, Sweden. If we can find (or create) 17 Charlton fans in and about little old Hamilton, I shudder to think of the New York City potential, as you have already pointed out! Why not give it a go? Good luck!

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Chicago Addick said...

Mmmm, think it might take a couple hundred years to find 17 Addicks in Chicago.

Anyway not sure I'd really want to be sharing my early morning sausage and bloody mary with 'Andrew the part-time model and fishmonger!'

At 10:52 PM, Blogger New York Addick said...

He was Cod's gift to women

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous gary carter said...

Valley express organisers will contact you in a day or so to arrange the necessary drop off and collection points.


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