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Great Memories Live On 1990 & 1991

May 9, 2016

 

The Notts County Former Players’ Association are proud to
mark their 18th Annual Dinner on Saturday 14th May with a
special anniversary occasion to celebrate...

 

A quarter-of-a-century on, the winning
of Wembley play-off promotion finals in
both 1990 and 1991 are two of the most
momentous days in the club’s modern
history. 

 

This is different to all 17 preceding Dinners,
all of them successful, at which an
Achievement Award has been presented
to individuals to honour their contribution
to the world’s oldest Football
League club.

 

Now we recall with pride, and are delighted
to recognise, the unique achievement
of an entire squad of players, together
with their manager, Neil Warnock,
whose leadership qualities were crucial,
as were those of his assistant, Mick Jones.

 

We welcome them and are also pleased to
welcome many of the players whose victories
over Tranmere Rovers and Brighton
& Hove Albion swept Notts from comparative
obscurity at the third tier of the
Football League to the dizzy heights of
the old First Division, then the pinnacle
of the English game.

 

It is also fitting that we include in this
souvenir a contribution by Derek Pavis,
who was chairman of Notts County at the
time, and salute the part he played.

 

It seemed remarkable then, and still does,
that as many as seven players figured
in both finals and that a total of only 12
different players (including substitutes)
were used.

 

Every single player made a 100 per cent
contribution, with no individual stars but
a team spirit that was second to none
carried Notts to glory!

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