The final proof version of the Association’s 10th Anniversary February edition of our members newsletter ‘Legend’ was approved (by its editor, CCFPA’s Mike Young) yesterday and our printers, Spectrum Print of Solihull have been asked to get printing! This is the 23rd edition of our newsletter. It began publishing in September 2007 (Issue 1) under the banner ‘Sky Blue Heaven‘ and, since August 2013 (No.13), has been published as ‘Legend‘. This edition will therefore be the eleventh in the new style full colour magazine format and it will be a bumper 12 page issue with two extra pages of news and views about CCFPA activities and an application form and letter to all our Full FP Members formally inviting them to sign up for Legends day 2017 (and Golf Day 2017) both of which we intend to make our best ever!
In a season when we celebrate the achievements of two CCFC squads- the 50th Anniversary of the 1966-67 team reaching the top teir of English football for the first time and the 30th Anniversary of that famous 1986-87 F.A.Cup win at Wembley we have much to remember and even though the 2016-17 squad have got big problems in League One we can hope a corner has been turned with another Wembley final in the Checkatrade Trophy in April and, at long last, our first league win in 16 last Saturday at the Ricoh.
All the usual ‘Legend‘ items will be there and we focus particularly on the more than a dozen Former Players who have graced the Ricoh as our ‘special guests’ in home matches since last August. Amongst many other things we remember a couple of Jimmy Hill boys who have passed on to play in ‘Sky Blue Heaven’, we look at the on- and off-field charitable success of the Sky Blues Legends XI, tell you more about the work and personalities of the CCFPA committee, introduce you to our latest Association members and look back at some Xmas Hi-Jinks!
This means that, all being well, the printed copies will be sent to our distributors (and corporate members) Jigsaw CCS to be sent out to all our members to drop onto their mats, as planned, well before the end of this month. If you are not currently an Association member and would like to join us either as a new Former Player member or as a first time Corporate Memebr or Associate Memeber, details of the membership process and the benefits of joining us can be found under the ‘Join us’ button on the top right of this site. You have to be a member to receive your newsletter so if you wish to renew your Associate or Corporate Membership and haven’t yet done so, or you wish to join us for the first time please act quickly!
We hope that there is something for everyone in Legend 23 and that all will find it a good read. Watch this space for news of when the magazines are being sent out by us to our membership!