Carl Caskey (Stephen Rahman-Hughes) 2005
First Regular Appearance: 8.23 (#347) The Sting Sunday 27th
Last Regular Appearance: 8.32 (#356) Play Off
Duration: EP: 347 - 356 ½ SE: 8.23 – 8.32
Squad Number/Position: #15 (Midfielder) (2005)
Last Seen: Boarding the team coach at the Millennium Stadium following the Play Off win. Killed in the subsequent explosion.
Caskey began his career in Harchester United's youth team at
In the 2002-03 season, Caskey suffers a serious injury which threatens his career and keeps him off the pitch for the next two years. Now 34 years old, Charlton tell Caskey they do not plan to give him a new contract, which is the last thing his family needs as they currently face deep financial woes. The answer to their problems seems to come when Fletch visits unexpectedly, saying he might be able to get Caskey a trial at Harchester. Caskey thinks his old mate is doing him a great favour, but the real plan, between Fletch, Dean Boyle and agent Joel Brookes, is to entrap manager Don Barker for bribery.
Fletch doesn’t want Caskey to get hurt in any of this, but that may be out of his hands when the Caskey’s meet Barker, and he is immediately taken with Nicole. Barker arranges a meeting with Nicole in which she lets slip how grateful she is Fletch came to them, which Barker has no knowledge about. Barker says he will be able to help Carl, providing Nicole does “a little something” for him - which Nicole is appalled at. Don gives Caskey a place in the reserve team match against
Carl’s drinking gets out of control following his separation from Nicole, and jeopardises his still-new position at the club. When Viv Wright’s plan to sort Caskey’s head out results in a disastrous matchmaking debacle, Carl’s daughter
Fletch is released the day before the game, though Caskey doesn’t live to learn that his best mate is killed by Barker. For following Harchester’s 1-0 win against West Ham, Don is caught by the police and drives his car into the team coach, causing a massive explosion that kills all on board, including Caskey.