Send for the consultant: Addicks make PR splash



PR Week has now confirmed the news that Voice of The Valley's Matt Wright broke in the December issue of Voice of The Valley - that PR firm Pitch's Tom Rubashow would be Charlton's next head of communications. The post has been vacant since Wright himself quit the club in August 2013, save for a 45-day period earlier this year.


Read online how Wright disclosed the news in his full article about the club's cavalier spending on consultants, published in VOTV131 back on November 19th, and the story now being reported by PR Week.

Robinson v Duchatelet is the match that matters

Robinson will not take full charge until after Saturday's meeting with second-placed Sheffield United, say Charlton

Former MK Dons boss Karl Robinson was finally confirmed as the latest Addicks boss on Thursday, November 24th, ten days after the sacking of Russell Slade. RICK EVERITT looks at the new boss and assesses the immediate prospects for success. Read it here.

Russell Slade sacking steals VOTV131 headlines

VOYV131 is now on sale and available to order below

The dismissal of manager Charlton manager Russell Slade forms the main focus of the December issue, which will be on sale at The Valley again before Saturday's FA Cup clash with MK Dons. 


Rick Everitt and Kyle Andrews look in detail at the background to the latest boss's departure after just 16 league games. We also report on CARD's successful #TaxiForRoland visit to Belgium and the appearance of Duchatelet's former Sint-Truiden coach Chris O'Loughlin at The Valley. And we look at the extraordinary ways some individual Charlton fans have been treated by the club this season.


Elsewhere in another packed issue, Matt Wright pays tribute to former Charlton midfielder Andy Reid, who has recently retired; Paul Breen looks at Duchatelet's motives from a  political perspective; and John Ingram reflects on the phenomenon of groundhopping. Plus much more from Zak Dogliani, Roger Carter, Clive Harris and John Power. Harris updates readers on the story of Charlton's WW1 fallen as the club marks Armed Forces Day.


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Voice of The Valley 131 (December 2016)

The December issue is now available to order for delivery to UK addresses. Copies will be mailed first class. For more than one copy of VOTV131, please use the widget in the left-hand column as postage will not be calculated correctly here.

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Battle for The Valley for £9 (£6 to subscribers)

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.


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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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