Charlton fan Sujan Katuwal is closing in on his target of providing 100,000 free meals to the local community during the pandemic from his Nepalese Panas Gurkha restaurant in Lewisham.
MATT WRIGHT told the story of this incredible mission in new VOTV165 and now you can read an updated version here online, including messages of support from musician and Charlton fan Steve White - older brother of former Oasis drummer Alan - and actor Joanna Lumley.
Sujan and Bandana Kauwal
Pressure is growing on Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard to make a decison about manager Lee Bowyer's future, following an eighth successive home game without a win, against Blackpool. RICK EVERITT reports on the dilemma facing the Addicks after their play-off hopes appeared to disappear entirely with a run of four losses on the bounce at The Valley. Read his report here.
Voice of The Valley returned on Saturday, February 20th, with its sixth issue of the 2020/21 campaign and a new initiative, triggered by former chief executive Peter Varney, writing in its pages. We're calling for Alan Curbishley to finally be recognised with the naming of a stand at The Valley. You can read more about this here and sign the petition to show owner Thomas Sandgaard your support here.
Varney's comments come off the back of the former manager's return to prominence on Valley Pass Live, the club's online matchday coverage package, which also forms the basis of a piece by Matt Wright looking at the real Alan Curbishley who was often hidden behind the manager's mask during his 15 years in charge of Charlton.
We've got a treat in store for readers with a major new interview with popular former Charlton striker Garry Nelson, who also talks about Curbishley over an eight-page feature, among many other things. That's Nelson (above) in 1994 at the FA Cup fifth-round game with Bristol City (picture Steve Bridge). As recent Valley Pass viewers will know, he doesn't look much different now (well, minus the wig!).
As well as Rick Everitt giving his verdict on the January transfer window and Charlton's recent stuttering displays, Paul Breen takes a look at Thomas Sandgaard's takeover of the Charlton Athletic women's team as this strangest of seasons starts to wind towards its conclusion. Wyn Grant writes about his "other" favourite goalkeeper, Doug Chapman remembers rediscovering Charlton in the 1980s and John Ingram looks back at the Addicks' visits to Oxford United's old Manor Ground. Plus Airman Brown seems to have gone down the pub - or would have if any were open!
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RICK EVERITT spoke to new Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard at length in December for VOTV163. The in-depth interview - including background to the takeover and detail of Sandgaard's plans and ambitions for the club - is now available to read online for the first time here.
Long-serving Charlton club photographer and Voice of The Valley contributor Tom Morris (left) is the subject of a major tribute in the first issue of 2021.The 76-year-old died suddenly after Christmas. His pictures had featured extensively in VOTV going back to 1988.
VOTV164 also takes a close look at the Addicks' recent indifferent spell, including extensive coverage of the extraordinary 4-4 draw with Rochdale on January 12th and a special focus on Lee Bowyer's future, as well as examining the travails of striker Omar Bogle by Martin Cowan.
There is high praise for the new matchday Valley Pass Live service from editor Rick Everitt, as well as reflections on players taking the knee from regular contributor Paul Breen. Plus Andy Lopata discusses the issue of mental health in football, including what happened to former Charlton striker Leon McKenzie when he needed support back in 2010.
Matt Wright has followed up his VOTV163 piece about Charlton's record signings down the years with an equally enlightening narrative about the club's record sales, while Wyn Grant reflects on Sam Bartram and stalwart John Ingram names his ten favourite Charlton matches - and best-ever XI.
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Addicks owner Thomas Sandgaard is the headline act in VOTV163. We pulled out all the stops to bring you the most in-depth interview with the main man since his takeover took place in September, running to 3,000 words.
The Addicks' progress on the pitch had begun to stutter in recent weeks, but the temporary return of fans to matches gave us plenty more to reflect on. We also pay tribute to former striker Matt Tees, who has died aged 81.
VOTV163 includes all your favourite features, with coverage of the recent action, Airman Brown’s ever-popular diary, Matt Wright on Charlton’s record signings and much more.
We're aware that with no ability to purchase VOTV at the ground many of our regular readers who usually buy before a game have missed out on recent issues. To make it easier and cheaper to catch up, we're offering a range of bundles covering up to five issues: VOTV159 (April/May), VOTV160 (September), VOTV161 (October), VOTV162 (November) and VOTV163 (December).
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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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