CCFPA would like to remind all readers that Legends Day is back! We are pleased that the Association has been able to restore our major former player reunion to the Ricoh after last season’s exile at Northampton. The Day will also be focussing on celebrating the belated anniversary of the achievement of former managerial icon (and CCFPA member) Jimmy Hill and his 1963-64 Division Three Championship squad. We understand Jimmy is not well enough to travel to the game but hope that he will be represented by a family member or two and they will join more than a good sprinkling of these veterans of the early days of the ‘Sky Blue Revolution’ including family members of those FPs who are no longer with us like John Mason, son of 1930′s Bantam’s ‘iron man’ centre-half George Mason. CCFC are also asking as many fans as possible to celebrate this ‘Retro Day’ by wearing one of the many variations of favourite club shirts of the past.
The date for what should be a fantastic event is Saturday March 21st 2015 when stars of the past will be coming to the Ricoh Arena from all over Britain (and further afield) to join Sky Blue supporters at the Doncaster Rovers home game at the Ricoh. Acceptances to our invitation of last month are starting to come in thick and fast as CCFC have started to announce how everyone can book a table in the EON Lounge at the stadium to share their day with, if previous years are anything to go by, up to fifty club Legends. We are already well over half way there!
The latest news of those confirmed to attend (in alphabetical order) are:- Claus Bech Jorgensen, Dave Bennett, Ken Brown, Dietmar Bruck, Dave Busst, Willie Carr, George Curtis, Peter Denton, Dean Emerson, Ron Farmer, Ian Goodwin, Micky Gynn, Colin Holder, Ernie Hunt, Brian Nicholas, Trevor Peake, Brian Roberts, Ken Satchwell, Gordon Simms, Kirk Stephens, Bill Tedds, John Tudor, Graham Walker, John Williams, Ian Wallace and Peter Wyer and, of course we expect ‘Oggie’ to be around and about the match-day squad preparing for the game. These Bantams and Sky Blue stalwarts will be entertained to lunch before the game and introduced to the crowd on the pitch before the vitally important match for the Sky Blues begins.
John Tudor is flying over from his home in the States especially to attend and we have high hopes that, as well as Willie and ‘Wally’, there will be a strong contingent from north of the border including the likes of Roy Barry and Quintin Young as well as possibly Tommy Hutchison and we are trying hard to persuade Willie Humphries to fly over from his Irish home to attend.
Keep checking this site and CCFC’s website (www.ccfc.co.uk) for further details of participants as we get nearer the date