He had three seasons in London, but his best days were on his native shores, where he became a hero for supporters of Cork Celtic, Hibs and Waterford.
When you throw in the names of Trevor Brooking, Frank Lampard, and Harry Redknapp you get the idea of the level of players that Humphries was playing with at the club.
In another twist, Carl, having been on the side that lost the final the previous season, scored the only goal of the game that secured the Cup for Hibs for the second year running.
Carl had told Darby he thought Keane could be the next Ronnie Whelan. Arsenal watched Keane five times but didn’t follow up on their interest and the rest is history!