Voice of The Valley published its eighth and final issue of the 2020/21 season on Saturday, May 1st, with Charlton's League One play-off fate still in the balance.
VOTV167 includes full coverage of the 2-2 midweek draw with Crewe Alexandra and other recent matches, but as always there is much more. On a weekend when the club joined football's social media boycott, Matt Wright looks at new manager Nigel Adkins' Twitter habit, as well as the fall-out from the abandoned European Super League.
Rick Everitt reviews ex-goalkeeper Graham Tutt's revealing new autobiography, co-written with Charlton fan Matt Eastley, and remembers former skipper and director Derek Ufton, who has died aged 92. Plus he shares some personal memories of the 1980/81 promotion campaign, which concluded 40 years ago. And, of course, we report on the success of our petition to get a Valley stand renamed after former boss Alan Curbishley, while Airman Brown opens his diary for the final time in 2020/21.
Wyn Grant looks at the signficance of managers to a team's success, while Martin Cowan reflects on the departed Lee Bowyer's contribution and Paul Breen has been down to the Royal Oak in Charlton Lane to report on its recent transformation. Plus we find out what happened when one Charlton fan got married on FA Cup final day in 1947. Bringing up the rear, as ever, is regular writer John Ingram, who reflects with typical panache on some of the Addicks' past encounters with Manchester City.
VOTV167 is available to order below for first-class posting out. It's still just £2 for 40 packed pages. The next issue will be published in August.
Former Charlton captain, Kent wicket-keeper and long-serving Addicks director Derek Ufton (left) has sadly died in his sleep at the age of 92.
Voice of The Valley editor Rick Everitt pays an initial tribute to a club legend - who became a friend and was a keen reader of the magazine in the final years of his life - including excerpts from the major interview with Ufton which was published in VOTV116 and 117.
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.
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VOTV167, the final issue of the 2020/21 season, was published on May 1st (see front of website). There are three pricing options - for UK (first class), European and worldwide delivery.
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