"Guinness XI" versus "Tangerine & White XI" - Saturday 29th June, at Grove Farm    

Squad photo

Back Row: left to right:
Mark Baker; Michael Bushby (aka "Sid's Mate"); Rob Grimsey; Simon Waters; John Gilligan; Rich Isherwood; Simon Fielding; Jason Davies; Dean Shaw; Nigel Gwilliam; Neil Cook; Mark Broadbent.
Front Row: left to right:
Kevin Buckler; Duncan Perrin; Grant McKinlay; Conor O'Prey; Grant Murgatroyd; Jeremy May;
Craig McKinlay; Gordon McMillan; Max Halliwell.


beer boot


Probably inspired by the "leaving party", held that January in Nottingham, for the departure of Billy and Liz to Florida. The first official re-union was organised to tie-in with Euro'96, and would see, for the first time, the Allstars succumb to the corporate shilling.

Black "Guiness" t-shirts supplied by "Baby Sid" bore the apposite line from The Smiths' 'This Charming Man' - "I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear." Not strictly true Colin, as anyone who has lived with a Physics undergraduate knows, there's always something classy to dress up in.

  Goal action at The Farm

Mincing goal action

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Jez and Gordon know the chase is over, as Mince, resplendent in pink cycling shorts (a 22nd birthday present from the boys at 75), prepares to blast a left-footer past Sid.

1-0 up, the boys in black never looked back.