The Eagle has fallen: New Charlton barbershop changes name after football gaffe

The new Charlton barbershop - Monday and Saturday
A new barbers’ has appeared in the old Brew & Choo unit close to Charlton station. We thought they were possibly being brave in taking on the titans of SE7 men’s hairdressing at Andrew’s, a little further up Charlton Church Lane.

Then we saw the name. Eagle?

Thankfully, common sense appears to have prevailed – and the owners have realised that calling your new business after Crystal Palace’s nickname isn’t going to go down well a stone’s throw from The Valley. The name Eagle Barbers has disappeared ahead of today’s match with Blackburn Rovers.

Floyd Road

Speaking of The Valley, fans are preparing to protest against absentee owner Roland Duchâtelet after today’s match. Anti-Duchâtelet graffiti has appeared in Floyd Road today, and it’s likely other visible signs of discontent will be seen in the area in the weeks to come. If you’re unfamiliar with what’s going on, The Guardian’s Owen Gibson has written possibly the most comprehensive assessment of the situation.

A petition has been launched to force the Belgian electronics tycoon out of the club – it can be found at