Legends' night to celebrate Blackpool's 1992 Wembley triumph

Blackpool celebrate their play-off final win at Wembley
Blackpool celebrate their play-off final win at Wembley
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The 25th anniversary of Blackpool’s 1992 promotion triumph will be marked with a celebratory legends’ dinner.

Blackpool’s ex-players’ association is hosting its third legends night later this month to pay tribute to Billy Ayre’s Division Four promotion winning team.

The Seasiders saw off Scunthorpe United on penalties at Wembley to clinch their return to England’s third tier.

The event will take place at Viva Blackpool, based on Church Street, from 7pm on Thursday, May 25.

Organiser John Cross said: “This event came about at the request of a couple of our former players who played in the final against Scunthorpe 25 years ago - Mitch Cook and Mike Davies.

“They approached me at the end of last year asking if I knew that May 2017 would be 25 years since Billy Ayre’s team won at Wembley and that they would like to get the lads together for a reunion.

“I told them that it would be great to celebrate much happier times at Blackpool and that I would put an event on.

“Billy Ayre was a very popular manager during his time at Blackpool and all his players thought the world of him as did all the fans.”

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Billy’s wife Elaine and his son David and daughter Rachel will be coming along as guests of honour.

Those players confirmed so far include Steve McIlhargey, Dave Burgess, Mitch Cook, Mike Davies, Phil Horner, Tony Rodwell, Dave Bamber, Trevor Sinclair and Lee Thorpe.

Captain on that day at Wembley Paul Groves is also hoping to attend.

Tickets are priced at £25 and includes a three-course meal and entertainment. They can be purchased by contacting John Cross on 07984 940879.

Alternatively, email him at johndcross53@gmail.com