December 5th, 1992 - the pre-match celebrations

To mark the 25th anniversary of Charlton's return to The Valley, on December 5th, 1992, VOTV brings you this previously unseen amateur video of the preamble to the first match back. It was shot by Keith, who worked in the ticket office, from the Jimmy Seed Stand, and has been converted from an old VHS recording. 

Celebrate a special moment with VOTV139 

The December issue of Voice of The Valley will be on sale again outside the ground on December 9th as we celebrate 25 years since Charlton's return home with a raft of special features.


Valley veterans John Ingram, Kevin Nolan and Rick Everitt share their thoughts to mark the occasion, while former Mercury sports editor Peter Cordwell joins the party too.


Paul Breen looks at the celebrations through the eyes of Addicks who weren't around in 1992 and Matt Wright remembers his unexpectedly large involvement in the tenth anniversary.


Plus we've got all the usual features, focusing on more current events around the club. Kyle Andrews looks at Charlton's defensive solidity after a spell when the Addicks conceded just once in four League One fixtures. Wyn Grant explores the changing nature of the Championship and we look at the Addicks' progress in the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.


VOTV139 goes back on sale in Floyd Road on Saturday, but if you're not going to make it down to SE7 you can order it here for first-class mail-out. You can also sign up for a subscription starting with VOTV140, due out December 23rd, using the widget in the left-hand column (which may not be visible on mobile devices).

Voice of The Valley 139 (December 2017)
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The special Back to The Valley anniversary issue of Voice of The Valley is now available to order for first-class posting. Please DO NOT use this widget to order more than one copy, as postage will not be calculated correctly - multiple copies can be ordered using the widget in the left-hand column.

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Ex-Charlton director: 'Why Roland still has to go'

Celebration time: Jake Forster-Caskey mobbed after scoring at Bradford

Craig Norris is a former Valley Party candidate who subsequently served on the board of Charlton Athletic as an elected director for two years from 1995-1997, including working closely with current director Richard Murray. He was also chair of Charlton Athletic Supporters' Club.


In VOTV137, Norris argued that despite improvements on the pitch the present ownership still needs to be removed. 


Read the full article here.

You can now order a copy of Rick Everitt's Battle for The Valley for the bargain price of £9 (including P&P to a UK address) below - or £6 if you are one of our new or existing subscribers. 


First published in 1991, the 320-page book (32 completely new) was reissued in 2014 with extra chapters covering the build-up to return to The Valley in December 1992, as well as the great day itself, whch now features in full colour.


This £6 offer is exclusive to current VOTV subscribers and we will verify your details against our database before dispatch. If your're not a current subscriber, you still can order a copy here.


Battle for The Valley - special offer

Battle for The Valley is now available for the reduced price of £9 including postage and packing (UK addresses only) – or if you are a current Voice of The Valley subscriber, you pay just £6 (overseas postage rates on application).

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VOTV139 was published on Saturday, November 18th, and is available to order now. There are three pricing options - for UK (first class), European and worldwide delivery. All of them then add UK postage and packing to the price shown, making the total amount correct for your delivery address.

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Alternatively, you can subscribe. Payment is annual and covers the next eight issues. Subscriptions currently start with VOTV140, which is due out on December 23rd


To order issues published between April 2013 and September 2017, please see the back issues page. VOTV124 and VOTV127 are sold out.

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