May Day! “Boys Of ’87” Want You To Join Them At Nailcote Hall

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There was a wonderful 25th Anniversary reunion of CCFC’s 1987 F.A.Cup winning squad at Nailcote in 2012 and the 30th Anniversary reunion is soon in prospect the same year the current squad of Sky Blues also returned from Wembley with a (Checkatrade) trophy of their own!  A number of the “Boys of ’87” also shared our 10th Anniversary Legends Day 2017 with us earlier this month sharing the Sky Blues 1-0 win against Peterborough United.

Micky Gynn, Cyrille Regis & Dave Bennett (CT)

John Sillett & Academy Manager Richard Stevens parade the Checkatrade Trophy

It was great to see ‘Big Cyrille’, ‘Benno’ and ‘Gynny’ back with the (replica) F.A.Cup on the pitch at last Saturday’s Legends Day celebrations, with  ‘Oggy’, of course, doing his usual match-day duties from the dugout and F.A.Cup winning gaffer John Sillett also in attendance! 

According to CCFPA Committee member Dave Bennett he is very pleased with progress in persuading a large proportion of the “Boys of ’87” to return to Nailcote for their Anniversary date in May.

He has allowed us to reveal the names of the first group who have accepted his invitation:-


Keith Houchen

Peakey in the Sky Blue

Greggy Downs









He has confirmed that Steve Ogrizovic, Greg Downs, Trevor Peake, Keith Houchen and Nick Pickering will be just a few of those famous Sky Blues “Boys of  ’87” certain to be joining him for their special reunion dinner on their 30th Anniversar at Nailcote Hall, Berkswell, Warwickshire on Saturday 13th May 2017.

Nick celebrates the Houchen FAC Final goal

Benno in the Sky Blue

Steve in 1987










We will be revealing more names as the reunion date nears. All the details you need on the arrangements at Nailcote and how you can join the “Boys of ’87” for an evening’s fun and games can be found on the poster (above left). Around 200 places are apparently available for Sky Blue fans at this event so if you want to have dinner and spend an evening (7.30pm – 1 am) with many of your heroes of 1987 you need to get cracking as the tables are bound to sell quickly! 

CCFPA should have several members from other playing eras and committee members also in attendance. There is also plentiful entertainment (apart from the squad) laid on!

To buy tickets (£50 per person) ring Nailcote on 02476 466174 or email at Nailcote has a great golf course and accommodation is available. Please consult the venue’s website for further details and this site when more information about which former players will be attending are firmed up in the next week or so.

Boys of ’87 at Nailcote in 2012


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