The eight issues from 2021/22 are available to order below.
The eighth and final issue of Voice of The Valley for the 2021/22 campaign contained news that VOTV will cease publication in September, more than 34 years after it first began, with a bumper double issue which will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the return to The Valley in 1992.
VOTV175 reported a much better sequence of results for the Addicks, culminating in the 1-0 win at promotion-chasing Rotherham United, while looking ahead to next season. Paul Breen writes on what's needed in terms of recruitment and the contract situation, which will include a decision about the future of Jake Forster-Caskey (pictured), who has recently returned from long-term injury. Wyn Grant asks how far it is reasonable to hold Johnnie Jackson - or any manager - responsible for what happens on the field.
We've got Rick Everitt's analysis of and reaction to the club's season-ticket prices and recently published annual accounts, Matt Wright on classic Charlton partnerships down the years and much more from Airman Brown, Brian Cowan, Martin Cowan and Natasha Everitt, while John Ingram closes the innings with a trip to the cricket.
As well as reflecting on a miserable sequence of matches, VOTV174 looks in detail at the fall-out from owner Thomas Sandgaard’s recent interview on BBC London and Q&A with the Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust, in which he made controversial – and inaccurate – claims about operating losses under owners prior to Roland Duchâtelet’s 2014 takeover of club.
Of course, there’s much more to read in the March issue, including Natasha Everitt’s interview with academy manager Steve Avory – a genuine Charlton success story – Matt Wright on the post-lockdown decline in standards of behaviour around football, and Wyn Grant on the Addicks’ claim to be a “big club”. John Ingram looks back fondly at early 70s striker Ray Treacy, Steve Dixon recalls his troubled trip to Maine Road in 1985 and David Hammond ask what happens to loyalty and identity when clubs increasingly rely on loaned-out players.
Martin Cowan questions whether Charlton fans should feel cheated by the way this season has panned out, Airman Brown reports from Derek Ufton’s memorial service and Paul Breen argues for the club to sign up to the Her Game Too campaign.
It was a dramatic transfer deadline day at Charlton, and it all fell sweetly for the deadline of the sixth Voice of The Valley of 2021/22. The February issue looks in detail at the sale of 18-year-old Mason Burstow to Chelsea, the signing of Scott Fraser from Ipswich Town and the televised win at Portsmouth, which all happened within a matter of hours.
It’s not just Burstow in VOTV173, we’ve also got Steve Dixon on the rediscovery of early 1980s matches and more on the Charlton museum YouTube, Matt Wright on the importance of journeymen footballers, with a focus on Sean Clare, and player analysis in the 90s & now, Brian Cowan on the Hartlepool monkey and John Ingram on 1975, plus much more.
There's a distinct holiday feel to VOTV172, which covers all the games up to and including the December 18th trip to Plymouth, but most importantly Johnnie Jackson's appointment as manager the previous day and other changes to the football management set-up.
Kevin Nolan returns with a typically original tale of a Charlton Christmas past, Matt Wright clambers aboard one his favourite hobby horses following the Gateshead game and we also take a close look at the Addicks in the FA Cup past, present and future. Plus John Ingram on his favourite Charlton gifts down the years and more, as well as all the usual features.
There are no prizes for guessing who's the main story in VOTV171, the fourth issue of the 2021/22 season. The Addicks' strong revival under caretaker boss Johnnie Jackson made him odds-on favourite to land the permanent job.
VOTV171 reports on the transition and Matt Wright considers what a Jackson-led coaching team might look like.
We've got all the action up to and including the win at Burton Albion, with Jayden Stockley's controversial sending-off, and look ahead to Charlton's televised second round FA Cup clash with Gateshead and what fans can reasonably expect over the remainder of the seaason.
Plus there's much more from our regular band of contributors, including what happened years ago when an Addicks matchday mascot went on strike.
Axed Nigel Adkins' future as Charlton boss was already in doubt when new VOTV170 went on sale at The Valley for the first time before the 3-2 home defeat by Accrington Stanley on October 19th. The October issue debates the rights and wrongs of sacking Adkins and also asks whether Thomas Sandgaard needs to look deeper for the cause of the club's alarming start to the season.
With Charlton drawn at home to Torquay United or Havant & Waterlooville in the first round of the FA Cup, Steve Dixon takes a look back at some of the Addicks' more memorable days in the competition during his lifetime, while Matt Wright sizes up the club's runners in the London Marathon as well as the risk to football – and The Valley - from the climate emergency.
MIke Head pays tribute to Sailor Brown, John Ingram wonders about player nicknames past and present and David Hammond reveals the basis for his long-standing grudge against West Ham United. Plus we remember former player Paul Linger and stalwart supporter Jean Tindell, who passed away recently.
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.