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PLAY-OFF GLORY REMEMBERED

22 May 2020

Hear the stories from 2000 as Town lit up Wembley

The Club website and Town’s social media channels will be turning the clock back next week to the year 2000 and Play-Off glory.

Wembley memories will be revisited as the players and staff involved in the dramatic 4-2 win over Barnsley will recall May 29 that year in what was the last domestic game played at the old national stadium.

Richard Wright, David Johnson, Marcus Stewart, Jim Magilton and others will look back on that glorious Bank Holiday Monday in May as Town booked a place in the Premier League.

“What a day, what memories. It was the best way to win promotion - a cup final and a place in the Premier League in one,” recalled Matt Holland, Town’s skipper on the day.

The players from that day were all due to be back at Portman Road tonight for an anniversary dinner before Covid-19 intervened.

“Matt and I were working behind the scenes to create a celebration of a time we all remember so well,” Town’s director of sales, Rosie Richardson, told the Club website.

“We all have our own personal memories of the build up to the final and of course Wembley and the players of the 2000 team were all going to attend what would have been a fantastic evening.”

Town are hoping to rearrange the event and another milestone that is in the planning stage is an official Club dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of the UEFA Cup success. Players from that golden era of 1981 will be in attendance in just one of a number of events being scheduled to mark Blues’ success in Europe. Full details of the dinner will follow in due course.    


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