It is nearly seven years since Charlton fans last spilled into the Jimmy Seed Stand at The Valley - for a Championship Football for a Fiver clash aganst Barnsley - and far longer since they did so for a full-price match.
RICK EVERITT reflects on the extraordinary response to Charlton's League One play-off semi-final against Doncaster Rovers and what it says about the club, 12 years after relegation from the Premier League. He concludes that the sell-out crowd is down to a wholesale suspension of disbelief - and that this is all about manager Lee Bowyer. READ MORE.
Voice of The Valley's final issue of the season can be ordered here for first-class posting out.
VOTV151 pays tribute to boss Lee Bowyer on a highly successful first full season in charge. Rick Everitt looks in detail at Charlton's recently published report and accounts, while Matt Wright focuses on the academy and looks at the validity of statistical claims about its success, noting that just seven Charlton first-team line-ups since 2008 have not included a homegrown talent - all under the current ownership.
With racism at football very much in the headlines recently, Mike Head turns his attention the history and experience of Charlton's black players, while John Ingram travels back in time to 1964 and Brian Cowan just to the opening day of the season. We also bid farewell to the Mercury, after 186 years, and Darryl Chamberlain reports back from Dulwich Hamlet.
Roland Duchatelet recently repeated his claims that his failure at Charlton was caused, in part, by the communications staff he inherited from the club's previous ownership. The real story of the turmoil inside the department under Duchatelet was told by former head of communications MATT WRIGHT in 2016. Now you can read it online for the first time.
In a bizarre sequel to reports of the vandalism of Roland Duchatelet's property in Belgium, the Charlton owner has suggested on talkSPORT that he is effectively willing to give the club away "for free". Read the full interview transcript.
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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