As part of the Sky Blues 30th Anniversary celebrations of (we can now be proud to boast) our FIRST Wembley win some of CCFPA’s former player CCFPA members who were key to that victory will be helping fans relive that wonderful May in 1987 by joining them for a wallow in the positive memories of ‘One Day in May’ where Coventry’s football club and its city were united in the Sky Blue!
Steve ‘Oggy’ Ogrizovic, Dave Bennett, Micky Gynn and Trevor Peake, Sky Blue Cup winning heroes all*, will be at the Empire (Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV15DU) in person to take part in a Q&A emceed by CCFPA’s Billy Bell. We hope other CCFC former players will be present too! The event is being held on Saturday 20th May 2017 starting a 6pm and going on until 10.30 pm.
The audience and former players will be able to wallow in watching again on film highlights of that fabulous F.A.Cup run focusing particularly on the 3-1 Quarter Final victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough and the teams’s return there the following month to defeat Leeds 3-2 in the Semi-final. The highlight, of course, following a musical interlude, will be the video re-run of the Wembley Final, if anyone needs reminding, a 3-2 extra time victory over Gary Mabbut’s ‘Spurs which will be shown in full (all courtesy of CCFPA’s Dean Nelson).
There is also additional live musical entertainment provided by ‘The Lloyd McGrath Collective’, Lloyd being son and namesake of another cup winning hero (and CCFPA member).
The event will be raising money for the Urology Ward (33) at Walsgrave Hospital. Adult Tickets are £6; Juniors* (aged 10 and over) & Pensioners £3: Under 10s* are admitted free (but all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets can be bought from seetickets by clicking here.
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As The Coventry Empire’ site (www.coventryempire.co.uk/) says, ‘We will be showing the highlights of both the quarter final Vs Sheffield Wednesday and the semi final Vs Leeds United, and then the final in full – the event is open to all ages – so bring the kids and grandkids – us older ones never shut up about this day this event might give the kids that have had NO success since, a small feeling of what it was like on that glorious day in May 1987. Bring your hats,scarfs and flags – lets have some fun supporting City again!!’
*We expect all these and many more members of the “Boys of ’87” will already have enjoyed more quality 30th Anniversary reunion time at Nailcote Hall on the previous Saturday (13th May 2017). Tickets for this dinner date are also available to the public (see separate news items on this site).