History

If you know your ‘istory: Colin Powell, a Testimonial 27.7.13

July 24, 2013

There are few places as serene as a 27,000-seat stadium in the off-season.. (Jim Barg interviewed Colin Powell back in 2010, and we have great pleasure in publishing his piece below as a tribute to the club’s forever present groundsman) The noise and thunder of the crowd has been replaced by the wisecracking of the grounds…

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If You Know Your ‘istory: The Valley Party

July 24, 2013

The Valley Party (By Rick Everitt – this article was first published in the club programme in 2010, and is being kindly reproduced in conjunction with our “If You Know Your ‘istory” History section, and Roll of Honour) On May 3rd, 1990, 14,838 votes were cast in Greenwich for a party with no political ideology,…

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If You Know Your ‘istory: The Origins of Charlton Athletic’s Badge

June 28, 2013

Part 1 – Bobbin’ Along Whenever a Charlton team take to the pitch they are commemorating, albeit indirectly, a violent event reputed to have taken place nearly 2,000 years ago in a city over a 1,000 miles away.  It’s quite possible that the event didn’t even happen. But the symbolism is there for everyone to…

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