Last year , I made a big song & dance to my mates at Charlton about who on earth would want to wear a shirt with the name of a bloody air conditioning company on it .
Don’t get me wrong , I’m not a luddite when it comes to shirt sponsorship , I mean Nike, Coca cola or Vodafone or Google or Barclays , they are all fine , but Andrews Air conditioning . its just a bit well, how do I put it, ‘ downmarket’ for my team. It feels like we were a bit short handed in the commercial department and in desperation, we went through the A-Z of local businesses and never got past A.
If they had said No , I fancy Berts Boilers would be our sponsors instead or Charlies Caravans.
Over the years , what have we had , The Woolwich ( well at least local, rescued by Barclays) , FADS ( neat but not very descriptive when it comes to Charlton, they went bust at least once ), Viglen ( weird and sadly for them they ended up being bought by that world renowned businessman and mangler of the spoken word , Alan Sugar) Rebus ( very smart but went bust) ,LLanera ( even swisher and they went bust too ) – I hope the kind Mr Andrews isn’t reading this.
Anyway, having told everyone I wouldn’t be seen dead in one – what did my Darling wife decide to buy me for my birthday last year ……….oh look how thoughtful that’s lovely dear , the new Charlton shirt sponsored by those very nice Mr Andrews chiller units . – just what I wanted ……………gggggrrrrrrrrrr……….