Charlton boss Karl Robinson has made the club's first public comment on this website's takeover story following Saturday's fine 1-0 win at Bradford City.


Asked about the prospect of a sale by reporter Louis Mendez after the game, the Addicks boss said: “As far as we know, no. If it happens, it’ll be happening behind my back as I’ve been told no. I got a phone call yesterday from somebody from the board, just to say there’s rumours going around.


"I’ve been told categorically that won’t be the case right now. I’ve been told, as you were. Hopefully people will respect my honesty and be as straight as they can with people.”


While we have no reason to doubt that Robinson is being straightforward, this website stands by its previous report that a potential deal, brokered by Everton director Keith Harris, is in the works. While its timing and completion cannot be guaranteed, by the nature of the process, the variety and position of our sources mean we remain confident of the report's reliability. It is much more than a rumour.


Read our story here.

Clive Mendonca goes up front in VOTV138

Wembley play-off final hero Clive Mendonca has a special place in the hearts of Charlton fans - and it's fitting that our tribute to him goes up top in VOTV138.


The third issue of the season was published on Saturday, October 14th, with plenty of coverage of the recent Legends United reunion match at the Valley. With a more contemporary focus, Kyle Andrews writes on Tariqe Fosu's hat-trick at Fleetwood and what it tells us about Charlton's promotion chances.


Elsewhere, Nigel Pamment takes a look at the development of Charlton's young players and Matt Wright goes behind the scenes with the Charlton Live internet radio show, while John Ingram recalls the famous - or infamous 4-4 draw at Burnley in 1976. There's a tribute to former chairman Richard Collins, who sadly died recently, and Paul Breen muses on the unlikely friendships that football fosters and Jonathan Miller gives his view of what it will take to shift owner Roland Duchatelet. Plus all the usual features.


VOTV138 will go back on sale outside The Valley before the League One clash with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, October 28th, but you can order it now for dispatch by first-class mail below. New subscriptions ordered now (see below) will begin with VOTV139 (out November 18th) unless specifically otherwise specified by email to sales@votvonline.comIt is possible to pay for subscriptions by BACS or by cheque if you prefer not to use PayPal. For more details, please email.


Voice of The Valley 138 (November 2017)

The third issue of the 2017/18 season is now available for first-class posting. Please do not use this widget to order more than one copy of VOTV138, as postage will not be calculated correctly - multiple copies can be ordered for UK addresses using the widget in the left-hand column.

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Fosu on fire as Addicks rise to fifth in the table

Tariqe Fosu stole the show from much delayed league debutants Mark Marshall and Ben Reeves as Charlton won 3-1 at Fleetwood Town to end a sequence of four matches without a victory on the last day of September. Read RICK EVERITT's match report here.

The day the earth moved at Sparrows Lane

RICK EVERITT took a close look at what's been happening over the summer at Charlton's training ground - or more accurately next door to it - in VOTV136. Is a big chunk of the money from Ademola Lookman's sale last January really being spent on a neighbouring rugby ground – and if so why? Read more here.

Leak shows owner had Valley valued for housing

Leaked report shows owner valuing The Valley for redevelopment
Read the Pedder report into residential redevelopment of The Valley
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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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VOTV138 was published on Saturday, October 14th, 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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