Charlton's season may have got off to a slow start – and that's being generous – but the mood lifted considerably with a flurry of late signings (including Elliot Lee, pictured) and a first win, over Crewe Alexandra at the end of August.
VOTV169 reflects both aspects of the opening month and went on sale for the home game with Cheltenham Town on September 11th. The September issue has a major focus on the new signings, including the late additions, plus extensive coverage and reflections on the matches so far. But as usual, it's packed with other features too.
Simon Matthews returns with his annual Where They Are Now feature, looking at the current location of former Charlton players, as well as reviewing owner Thomas Sandgaard's Addicks To Victory track.
Matt Wright writes on the importance of traditions at The Valley (and no, that piece is not all about the Red, Red Robin!), Steve Dixon on the day he came face to face with his personal heroes, Martin Cowan on the first away day in 17 months and Brian Cowan about his Charlton memories.
Plus we've got Brian Stater on Sam Bartram, Richard Hunt on football governance reform and John Ingram on the Addicks' 1979/80 dance with death. Wright also looks at the prospects for the women's team in the context of growing media and public interest in female spectator sport. There's quite a tasty diary column from Airman Brown, too, if we say so ourselves.
Voice of The Valley returned to Floyd Road on Saturday, August 7th – after an absence of 17 months when we had only been able to sell copies online.
The first issue of 2021/22 included a full season preview and a detailed look at developments at the club over the summer. Plus we've got Wyn Grant on Charlton's election to the Football League 100 years ago, Brian Cowan on the Addicks on The Big Match Revisited and Martin Cowan on new season optimism, while Matt Wright remembers the Bulletin and John Ingram provides a timely review of Charlton songs.
We also welcome former Mercury and SLP sports reporter Brian Stater to the Voice with reflections on a moment in time at The Valley, while Wright and Steve Dixon bring different perspectives on England's Euro 2020 experience.
VOTV170, the third issue of the 2021/22 season, was published on October 16th (see front of website). There are three pricing options - for UK (first class), European and worldwide delivery.
You can subscribe here (desktops and laptops). Payment is annual and covers eight issues. Subscriptions ordered now will start with VOTV170, published on October 16th, unless otherwise requested.
To order issues published between April 2013 and April 2021, please see the back issues pages. VOTV124 and VOTV127 are sold out.