Charlton make their first ever visit to Highbury Stadium, Fleetwood on Saturday. This is hardly surprising as, while the Addicks were being relegated from the Premier League in May 2007, Fleetwood were finishing eighth in The Northern Premier League.
The Cod Army narrowly avoided relegation last season but have started brightly this year. They sit in third place with 11 points from 6 games and a goal difference of +5. They started with two draws (1-1 v Northampton; 2-2 v Scunthorpe) and have since recorded 2-0 wins against Oxford, Coventry and Southend (away). Their only defeat came at table topping Bolton 1-2. They are clearly no pushover.
When Stephen Pressley resigned in July Fleetwood moved quickly to appoint Uwe Rossler as his successor. He can look to his young strike force of Ashley Hunter and Chris Long (on loan from Burnley) who have both already scored 3 times this season. Those travelling up from SE7 should also have the opportunity to see Eggert Jonsson in action. It is nearly 4 years since his forgettable loan spell at The Valley but the Iceland international has now re-established himself in England and was almost ever-present in the Fleetwood line-up last year.
Charlton will welcome their international cohort back to action and there will be particular interest in whether Jordan Botaka can reproduce the sensational form he showed for DR Congo during the week. There may also be outings for new signings Adam Chicksen and Fredrik Ulvestad.
And you could be there to witness this historic occasion for the princely cost of £41 if you travel in the luxury and convivial company of the CAS Trust coach. You could be part of a unique double - first CAS Trust coach and first Charlton win at Fleetwood. We might even produce a badge. Details of coach tickets can be found here: