One of the most exciting weekends of the football season is almost upon us as we look forward to three of the biggest games of the calendar.
It’s time for the EFL Play-off finals to take centre stage at Wembley Stadium and over the coming days hundreds of thousands are going to descend on north-west London to see their sides in action.
Indeed, on Sunday it is set to be a packed house as Charlton and Sunderland take one another on and the atmosphere will be rocking from first whistle to last.
The Addicks’ fans certainly warmed their voices up earlier this month in the play-off game with Doncaster at the Valley and, though they lost the game, they won the tie on penalties.
It was raucous in south-east London and, as per Lee Bowyer in today’s press conference, it actually took some of the players a bit of time to settle amid it all:
????LB: “The occasion got to us a bit in the second leg so that’s put our younger players in better stead for Sunday. The atmosphere and the noise affected a few of them, but now they’ve had that experience and they will be ready for Sunday, for sure.” #cafc
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) May 24, 2019
However, what’s most promising is that now the players are used to it that bit more and will be ready for the wall of noise at the national stadium.
It’s going to be a cracking game between two great clubs with two top fan-bases.
It has all the makings of a classic final, with memories of 1998 and what went on at the old Wembley being stirred up once again.