30 years ago: Charlton wound up

The Mercury reports the news of Charlton's apparent demise The Mercury reports the news of Charlton's apparent demise

Three decades ago, at the end of February 1984, Charlton Athletic faced oblivion, when a winding-up order was issued against the company in the High Court and the gates of The Valley were padlocked on the instructions of the Official Receiver.

 

For more than a week the club teetered on the brink of disaster, before a deal was struck with the club's creditors and a new company formed to allow the team to continue its Second Division fixtures.

 

In this adapted extract from his soon-to-be-republished book, Battle for The Valley, Rick Everitt remembers one of the most dramatic episodes in the club's history.

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