Great Memories Live On 1990 & 1991


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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