"It's Grim Up North XI" versus "It's Shite Down South XI" at Grove Farm    
  "Oldstars"   "Newstars"    
  Oldstars   Newstars    
Back Row: left to right:
Jeremy May; Andy Craig; Grant McKinlay; Ian Cook; Grant Murgatroyd; Simon Fielding; Mark Baker
Front Row: left to right:
Nigel Gwilliam; Duncan Perrin; Dean Shaw; John Gilligan.
  Back Row: left to right:
Steve Henderson; Jason Davies; Conor O'Prey; Alan Freeman; Simon Heath; Kev Humphries; Neil Cook.
Front Row: left to right:
Pat Hudson; Danny Jones; Gordon McMillan; Simon Cummins.
  Match summary   Team selection    

At the end of the Northern Allstars' last ever season in the University Sunday League, a 22-man sub-set of the squad at Sid's disposal, assembled for another thrilling encounter.

Unemployment benefit, post-graduate research funding, and in some rare cases, actual employment, had enabled many Allstars to continue scraping out a living in Nottingham. It would be another four years before these halcyon days were re-enacted...

To view action photos from 1992, click here.

To view the evening's party photos, click here.


Teams were selected on the longevity of Allstar service, the "Oldstars" largely consisting of veterans from the previous 1990/91 campaign. The "Newstars" played in the 1991/92 season tangerine shirts, adorned with a more controversial, yet appropriate, logo.

The score was 2-2, and with extra-time declined by both sides, the inaugural penalty competition was instituted.

Black and Tangerine would, later that evening, be swopped for Lemon...