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1987 Play-Off (29/5/87) quiz

edited June 2012 in General Charlton
1. Which member of the Leeds team that night would later go on to have Charlton connections?

2. Which TWO members of the Leeds team that night were ex-Addicks then playing in that play-off fnal replay against their former club?

3. Which TWO members of the Leeds team that night were the opposing managers to Chris Powell during the course of the season just finished 2011/12?

4. And which member of the Leeds team that night is a Football League manager but was NOT the opposing manager to Powelly during the 2011/12 season?

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    Mervyn Day
    Shovel (Mark Aizelwood) & John Pearson
    John Sheridan & Neil Aspin (only know this one because of the televised cup match v Halifax)
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    Is Andy Ritchie still managing anywhere?
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    Is Andy Ritchie still managing anywhere?
    Andy Ritchie wasn't playing that night
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    4. Micky Adams (Port Vale)
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    TelMc32 correct with the first 3

    Red God correct with question 4
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    1. Which member of the Leeds team that night would later go on to have Charlton connections?

    Mervyn Day

    2. Which TWO members of the Leeds team that night were ex-Addicks then playing in that play-off fnal replay against their former club?

    Aizelwood
    Pearson

    3. Which TWO members of the Leeds team that night were the opposing managers to Chris Powell during the course of the season just finished 2011/12?

    Sheridan

    4. And which member of the Leeds team that night is a Football League manager but was NOT the opposing manager to Powelly during the 2011/12 season?

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    25 years and a few days. Wow
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    I had to work late and can remember driving home on a wet, windy night and trying desperately to avoid doing a Rod Hull as I adjusted my aerial to pick up Thames rather than Southern for the highlights.

    I remember a grainy Steve Gritt in a blue shirt and the wonderful Peter Shirtliff really hacking off a commentator who made Claridge look like a fanatical Charlton supporter!

    John Helm I think it was. That match was arguably one of the most important in our hitory as I dread to think what would have happened to us had we been relegated whilst exiled at Selhurst. It was bad enough as it was.

    One home. The Valley.
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    I was there.
    IMHO, the most important game in the history of our club.
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    The drama of the three Leeds games and the final twist in extra time shaped the sort of spirit that carried the club to much better things in years to come. Other days have been good but this was the real deal. Good players and a good manager, who all refused to be beaten....nothing beats that night at St Andrews.
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    Mervyn Day
    Shovel (Mark Aizelwood) & John Pearson
    John Sheridan & Neil Aspin (only know this one because of the televised cup match v Halifax)
    ?
    "Aspins face says it all" - John Helm.

    Swiftly followed by .....ooh It's a good one...and thats the goal that could mean first division football for Charlton Athletic

    That was followed by John Helm sobbing in his beer. OK, I made that up, but not far from the truth.

    Watched all this on a video (remember them?) at four in the morning at my mate's house after travelling back from Brum. I didn't expect to make it to the M6 TBH, and I didn't expect to make it to sunday after having the last kebab in the shop (scraped together from what they could find) on the way home. But, the spirit that night made me invincible.

    As others have said, If we had lost that game, it could have been the end.
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    I only remember the game at Sa god I feel old
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    Couldn't go. Spent the evening trying to avoid hearing the score.

    My dad turned up just beforw full time saying that it was 0-0 and why wasn't I listening?

    We turned on the 9 O'Clock News which was in full pre General Election swing. They said the score at full time, that Leeds had just taken the lead. They said they would hopefully get a final score before the end of their extended programme.

    I sat waiting, bit all my finger nails down to nothing. Finally got the result. Incredible feeling of relief.

    Waited up to watch the Yorkshire TV biased highlights.

    As has been said, arguably the most important game in our history.
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    I was there. Got wet as the Brummy plods made me abandon my umbrella as "it is an offensive weapon". Came to hate the Leeds fans when they started doing the Mexican wave after they opened the scoring and was on cloud nine all the way down the M1 after Shirtliff scored two. Had to dodge loads of London based Leeds fans at the service stations who were out for trouble.
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    I was there too and remember seeing all the leeds fans behind fencing and thought best place for them. they did look like they wanted trouble.

    it was a dire game that exploded into life in the last 7 minutes. I couldn't believe when sheridan scored, I thought was it for us but shirtliff was fantastic and what a dream ending?

    and it was a nice drive home!
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    edited June 2012
    I was there too and remember seeing all the leeds fans behind fencing and thought best place for them. they did look like they wanted trouble.

    it was a dire game that exploded into life in the last 7 minutes. I couldn't believe it when sheridan scored, I thought that was it for us but shirtliff was fantastic and what a dream ending?

    and it was such a nice drive home!
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    The (understandable) bias of the Yorkshire tv coverage makes it all the more enjoyable. You don't get such partisan football coverage now with the demise of the regional ITV companies, though local radio does its best. It also shows how much Charlton were ignored by Thames and LWT in those days.

    A similar feeling was the non SKY TV coverage of the 2010/11 Ashes, hearing those 100% Aussie cricket commentators having to talk about their team being stuffed by the Poms was the icing on the cake!
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