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Back to the 80s success

Posted: Mon 11 Nov 2013
Author: Andy Walker

Hundreds of Blues fans were taken ‘Back to the 80s’ recently during a nostalgic event at St. Andrew’s on behalf of the Former Players’ Association.

Former Blues stars from the rollercoaster decade that was the 1980s were reunited in the stadium’s Legends Lounge for a successful and entertaining evening.

Kindly sponsored by Pure Cloud Solutions, the event saw the likes of Frank Worthington, Tony Coton and Noel Blake face a Q&A from Free Radio’s Tom Ross.

There was an emotional conclusion to the evening when it was confirmed that those in attendance had helped to raise over £5,000 for former midfielder Alan Ainscow, who is sadly suffering with inoperable cancer. 

Ex-Blues defender and Former Players’ Association representative, Kevan Broadhurst, reflected: “It was a great night with some good names in attendance.

“The evening was a turning point for the good for the Former Players’ Association. We’ve been in existence for 20 years now and previously we primarily looked to help a variety of charities.

“However over the last four or five years we’ve looked to get the FPA into a position where we could help our own. It’s been a long time coming but the Back to the 80s event was the real start of that with us being able to financially support Alan Ainscow.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the evening’s sponsor, Pure Cloud Solutions, and all those who attended and helped to make it a great night.”

Club photographer Roy Smiljanic was on hand to capture some memorable moments from the evening and a selection can be found in the gallery above. 

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