John Robinson is still giving it all, 15 years on

John Robinson in January 2018

Ex-Charlton winger John Robinson spoke exclusively to Voice of The Valley's US correspondent DOUG CHAPMAN in Florida in January 2018 for VOTV141. 


Robinson updated our readers on his activities in the States - and revealed that he is still feels so passionately about his 11 years at Charlton that he shed a tear when fans chose him for the club's hall of fame. Now you can read the main part of Doug's interview here.


What did Murray say again? We help the club out

The penultimate Voice of The Valley of the 2017/18 season was just in time to take in manager Karl Robinson's explosive takeover comments following Charlton's midweek away game at Blackpool - and unlike the Valley Review we're also covering what director Richard Murray said about the situation in his club statement on February 28th, as well as why the sale of Charlton had looked to be a done deal earlier that month.


Matt Wright takes on the boo boys who targeted Josh Magennis at Peterborough and, in a not entirely unrelated piece, tackles the use and abuse of the #cafc tag on Twitter. Matt set up @CAFCofficial and sent the club’s first tweet in 2009.


Kyle Andrews reports on the remarkable progress of recent Charlton goalkeepers - including Nick Pope’s World Cup prospects; Wyn Grant writes on football and politics; and Mike Head tells the story of scandalous 1950s Valley striker Jimmy Gauld.


Elsewhere, John Ingram remembers the 1967/68 season, Paul Breen writes on the matchday “customer experience”, Keith Ferris recalls oddities down the years and Rick Everitt discusses contracts, as well as player and ex-player misconduct. Plus all the regular features and news .


VOTV142 will be on sale again outside The Valley from 1pm on Saturday, March 24th, prior to the home match with Plymouth Argyle,or you can order it for first-class posting out here.


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Voice of The Valley 142 (March/April 2018)

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Duchatelet will have to pay for any further delay

Time is running out for Roland Duchatelet to announce the sale of Charlton before the end of February – leaving the club leaderless, rudderless and unable to put in place plans for next season.



Varney "not involved" in Charlton takeover bid

Varney pictured earlier this season at Ebbsfleet

Former Charlton chief executive Peter Varney has confirmed that he is not involved in any current bid to buy Charlton - but scotched any suggestion his shock departure from National League Ebbsfleet United was due to health reasons or retirement plans.


Varney, who leaves after Saturday's FA Trophy clash with Warrington Town, says he intends to carry on working - and that the decision to quit the north Kent club was entirely his.


Read the full story here

December 5th, 1992 - the pre-match celebrations

To mark the 25th anniversary of Charlton's return to The Valley, on December 5th, 1992, VOTV brings you this previously unseen amateur video of the preamble to the first match back. It was shot by Keith, who worked in the ticket office, from the Jimmy Seed Stand, and has been converted from an old VHS recording. 

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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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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