There have been many crucial games in Charlton's history, but one of the most vital was the play off final replay against Leeds in the 1986-7 season. If Charlton had lost, and been relegated from what was then the first division, the club could have gone into receivership and might not have survived.
Today the Football League Paper celebrates the match with an interview with John Humphrey and traces the current whereabouts of the players:
- George Shipley was a youth team manager at Gillingham and Boro, but now runs a gardening business.
- Billy Beggs died in 2012 in his native Northern Ireland at the age of 44.
- John Humphrey is head of football at Highgate School in London.
- Micky Bennett lives in Forest Hill and is head of player welfare and counselling coordinator at the Professional Footballers' Association.
- Ralph Milne lives in his home town of Broughty Ferry, Dundee and works as a lorry driver.
- Andy Peake lives near Market Harborough and is in the Leicestershire police force.
- John Pender lives in Telford and is a sales manager.
- Nicky Johns lives in Orpington and has worked for Crystal Palace.
- Bob Bolder is East Kent community officer for the Addicks community scheme.
- Steve Thompson managed five clubs including Sheffield United and Lincoln and now runs the Hunters Leap pub in Washingborough, Lincolnshire.
- Paul Miller became a financial consultant in the City of London and has also developed a property portfolio.
- Rob Lee has two sons who are professional footballers and has worked as a media pundit.
- Colin Walsh has worked in the building trade and is still a match day host at The Valley.
- Steve Gritt is assistant manager at Ebbsfleet.
- Peter Shirtliff is now based in Swindon and is scouting for Ipswich Town.
- Alan Curbishley had a brief spell recently as Fulham's technical director.
- Mark Reid is a driving instructor in his native Glasgow.
- Jim Melrose became Leicester's chief scout and then went into business in Manchester.