The 2016/17 season may be over and few players are left out of contract, but Karl Robinson has far from a clean slate as he plans for the new campaign.
RICK EVERITT examines how the heavy cost of past mistakes by other people is likely to constrain the Charlton manager as he looks ahead to 2017/18.
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With the 2016/17 campaign now at an end, we'd like to thank all our readers in print and online for their support, as well as our contributors and sellers. Despite a 29 per cent fall in official attendances at The Valley (and probably a bigger drop in real numbers), sales held up amazingly well during what was largely a dismal League One campaign - in part because we currently have an all-time record number of subscribers. We'll be back in print in August to begin what will be Voice of The Valley's 30th anniversary year. Gulp!
By bringing together information from Charlton's published accounts over the last three years, RICK EVERITT identifies where the money has gone on transfer fees and what the benefits have been for the club. The conclusions are alarming. Read it here.
As the season draws to a close following a club meeting with CAST members at The Valley on Sunday morning, editor RICK EVERITT has one more enquiry to make of the Charlton chief executive.
The eighth and final Voice of The Valley of the 2016/17 season features ex-Charlton manager CHRIS POWELL as guest of honour in its pages, five years after he led the Addicks out of League One. He's been talking to Matt Wright.
In fact, it's a double celebration issue, as John Ingram also looks back at the 1974/75 promotion campaign. Meanwhile, Rick Everitt reports from the Unity Protest in Belgium and Kyle Andrews gives his verdict on Karl Robinson. Plus all the usual features and more in the last VOTV until August.
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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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