An unforgettable night with some Blues legends added to the memories for a handful of lucky fans who enjoyed VIP hospitality at St Andrew’s.
The Eze Memories competition – organised by Eze Group in conjunction with the Club – invited supporters to write in with their favourite recollections of supporting the Blues over the years to mark the club’s 140th anniversary.
Four of the winning fans were treated to a ‘Meet the Legends’ experience during the Preston North End fixture where they spent the evening in the Eze Group executive box watching the action unfold and chatting to popular ex-players such Dele Adebola, Malcolm Page, Jackie Lane and Robert Hopkins.
Since October fans have been emailing their best Blues memories to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
Between November and March a ‘Memory of the Month’ was chosen, with the winner invited to watch a Blues game from the comfort of the Eze Group box, including hospitality, as well as receiving their very own personalised brick or granite stone on the iconic ‘Blues Pavement’ outside St Andrew’s.
The winners were then invited back for the recent ‘Meet the Legends’ experience in the Eze Group box where they could meet Blues legends, ex-players and receive VIP treatment.
Eze Group CEO Dominic O’Reilly said: “Our Eze Memories campaign has been one of our most successful to date, and the response we received from the fans was just phenomenal.
“It’s been a pleasure and a privilege reading through the entries. We hope our winners enjoyed their ‘Meet the Legends’ experience, and the evening goes down as yet another unforgettable memory at Blues.”
The five winners were Tony Murtagh (who couldn’t attend the Preston game), Graham Roderick, Raymond Sheffield, Louise Hopson and Tony Randall.
The winning memories spanned some 70-years, and included events such as Blues’ nail biting 2-1 triumph against Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup final; the club’s first ever floodlit game in 1956; the team’s 9-1 victory against Liverpool in 1954 and Barry Bridges overhead kick which resulted in a 2-1 victory for the boys in Blue in the 1968 FA Cup 5th round replay against Arsenal.