Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Tuesday, October 23rd 2018

New book relives City's Wembley success

The countdown is on to the launch of a brand new book telling the story of City’s first ever appearance at Wembley - the 1986 Freight Rover Trophy final.

Titled Wembley Wonders and written by journalist Richard Latham, it will be launched in the Ashton Gate Sports Bar on Thursday (November 1st).

The book is priced at £20 but the launch (7pm for media, 8pm for the public) is free to attend.

Among the City team who beat Bolton Wanderers 3-0 beneath the twin towers more than 32 years ago were David Moyes, who went on to manage Everton and Manchester United, and future England international Keith Curle, recently appointed Northampton Town boss.

Both are expected to attend the book launch, along with the majority of team-mates from that memorable final, which saw around 30,000 City fans swell the attendance to more than 54,000.

With plans to show highlights from the match and the build-up to it on the big screen in the Sports Bar, it promises to be a special night of reunion and nostalgia.

Glyn Riley

Wembley Wonders features new interviews with all the players involved and is packed with photographs, memorabilia and behind the scenes stories from the 1986 cup run.

Those who buy Wembley Wonders on the night will be able to get their copies signed by the author and most of the squad, managed by Terry Cooper, who did City so proud on that unforgettable May afternoon.

Goalscorers Glyn Riley, who netted twice, and Howard Pritchard will be among the former players on hand to autograph the books and make them collectors’ items.

The book will also be available to purchase online at www.wembleywonders.co.uk

Latest News

Players of the year revealed

Players of the year revealed

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer– Programme Lead position available.

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer– Programme Lead position available.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021

‘We gave everything’ – Beard

‘We gave everything’ – Beard

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Listen to episode eight of the Bristol Flyers Podcast
Basketball icon

Listen to episode eight of the Bristol Flyers Podcast

Marcus Delpeche, Josh Rogers and Raphell-Thomas join Eric Lockett and Panos Mayindombe in the latest episode of the Bristol Flyers Podcast.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Basketball

Lindsay rues inaccuracies as Bears fall to final day defeat
Rugby icon

Lindsay rues inaccuracies as Bears fall to final day defeat

Bristol Bears Women slipped to a heavy defeat on the last day of the season against a strong Wasps Ladies outfit and Tom Lindsay believes the host’s cohesion and experience proved the difference.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Rugby

Lose your seat deadline approaching
Rugby icon

Lose your seat deadline approaching

'Lose your seat' deadline is Monday, May 10th at midday, while anyone who purchases or renews before that date will be entered into a prize draw to win a FREE Hospitality upgrade to one Bears home league game in 2021/22 for you and a guest.

Posted: Sunday, May 9th 2021 • Rugby

‘Pleased for our supporters’ - Lam
Rugby icon

‘Pleased for our supporters’ - Lam

Pat Lam dedicated Saturday’s bonus-point derby day victory over Bath to the club’s supporters, after the Bears battled back from 15 points down to secure a play-off place with four rounds still left to play.

Posted: Sunday, May 9th 2021 • Rugby

Stat attack: Bath Rugby 20-40 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Stat attack: Bath Rugby 20-40 Bristol Bears

Check out the best of the match stats from the round 18 Gallagher Premiership victory over Bath at The Rec.

Posted: Sunday, May 9th 2021 • Rugby