To be honest it's been completely different to any of the recent build ups under this regime. Some good additions to the squad, rebuffing bids for Ricky Holmes and giving him the reward of a new contract. All of this combined with Kashis return to fitness and the squad leave me feeling confident ahead of tomorrow's big kick off.
Even Robinson is growing on me. He may have a motor mouth but he does seem to be the man in charge and looks like he actually understands what Charlton is all about.
Bowyer and Jackson as his bench buddies could be inspired and present us with a young and dynamic management team.
It all reminds me of both the 85 86 promotion Preseason and that of Sir Chris Powell's League One championship campaign.
There are however some very strong sides competing for in League One this season. I don't think we're quite up to speed for an automatic place but believe the top six and a triumphant trip to Wembley is well within our sites.
Match Prediction: Charlton 3 Bristol Rovers 1