VALLEY REVIEW | Krystian Bielik stars in festive Gillingham issue

Krystian Bielik stars in Saturday’s official matchday programme for the visit of Gillingham. 

The Midfielder, on loan from Arsenal, reflects on the season so far and what life is like for him in England after moving abroad at a young age. The Polish born midfielder also compares the football in Poland, the plans for the rest of the season with the Addicks and what the future lies for him regarding football.

Throughout the programme, we build up to Saturday’s game against Gillingham with past encounters between the two clubs. Going all the way back to 1974, a Keith Peacock goal proved to be decisive and then fast forwarding all the way to last season, where Charlton cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Gills.

It’s also Chris Powell’s turn to pick his favourite players in “My Addicks XI”. The former player and manager reckons the team he has assembled “might even get more than 101 points in League One”.

Meanwhile, the Charlton Museum explore the history of the club’s association with the UK’s favourite festive bird – the robin. 

As well as the first team, there is a chance to delve into the academy and read Steve Avory’s half term report. The academy is a huge part of the club and one of the most productive within the country, with five first team players currently involved under Lee Bowyer at the moment that were once part of the academy. 

Lastly, football is nothing without the fans and the focus is on them once more. The #PrideOfTheValley returns, with passionate Australia-based fan Guy Chalkley answering questions about his favourite times as a Charlton fan.

All this and more can be found in Valley Review which is available to purchase from in and around ground, as well as in the Valley Superstore for £3.

Supporters are now able to purchase back issues of Valley Review via the club’s online ticketing website.

Every edition of the club’s official matchday programme from the 2018/19 season so far are currently available to purchase for any fans who may have missed out, or were unable to attend a game, but want to keep their collections going.

Included amongst the home programmes available is the latest version of the club’s handbook, which was produced as part of the 146-page Shrewsbury Town edition of Valley Review in August, priced at £5.

(Article by Luke Henry)

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