Charlton fans celebrate promotion back to the Championship in May

Yes, there's an agenda and it's all about Charlton

Editor Rick Everitt responds to the personal attack on him published by club owner Roland Duchatelet on the official Charlton Athletic website on Monday afternoon. Read it here.

Get in the mood to celebrate with new VOTV152 

Read enough about the Addicks' promotion at Wembley? Bored already by the win at Blackburn? No, we thought not.


VOTV152 looks back extensively at Charltin's big day out in May – and ahead to the new season, with detailed analysis of the permanent signings, the squad and the summer departures, while Matt Wright looks at Lee Bowyer's handling of it all amd Wyn Grant examines Championship finances. 


Tasha Everitt discussses the importance of getting to Wembley for the rising generation, while Brian Cowan reports on Sunderland's terrible recent record there. John Ingram writes about the Charlton play-offs that never were and Kevin Nolan remembers the late Betty Hutchins. We also look in detail at the stalled takeover and owner Roland Duchatelet's string of bizarre media appearances over the summer.


VOTV152 is now available to order as a single souvenir copy of one of the more memorable days in Charlton history – or now is the perfect time to sign up for a season long subscription (that's the next eight issues for £20 in the UK). Pay via PayPal or email sales@votvonline for other options.

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Voice of The Valley 152 (September 2019)

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De Turck muddies the water on ex-director loans

A statement issued by Charlton in response to questions raised at the recent fans' forum aims to suggest that the repayment terms of the £7m ex-director loans and even the effect of the charges over The Valley and Sparrows Lane that secure them are potentially open to challenge. Rick Everitt looks at the club's latest claims.

Aussies blame Duchatelet price hike for loan row

Australian consortium front man Gerard Murphy

Voice of The Valley has been told that a post-Wembley change in the terms of the deal for the sale of Charlton previously agreed between owner Roland Duchatelet and the Australian-led consortium led to the public spat over outstanding loans to three former club directors.


The information emanating from the Aussie camp directly conflicts with previously minuted public statements by Duchatelet's point man Lieven De Turck.


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Ex-directors respond to recent loan speculation

Ex plc chairman Derek Chappell (left) with long-serving directors David Sumners and Bob Whitehand

Three former Charlton directors have issued a statement via Voice of The Valley in response to recent reports about their outstanding loans to the club. Derek Chappell was chair of the former Charlton Athletic PLC from 2008-09 and served as a director of the football club from 2005-2010, David Sumners was on the board from 1995-2010, and Bob Whitehand was a director from 1997-2010 and is a former PLC vice chair. The trio make clear that their position on their loans, which total £2.65m, is unambiguous but add that they have no power or desire to block a takeover of the club. Read the full statement here. 

Battle for The Valley book now £9 including P&P

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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