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Sky Blues FA Cup winning squad reunite for exhibition

By Steve Carpenter 23/04 Updated: 04/05 12:12

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MEMBERS of the Sky Blues' 1987 FA Cup winning squad came together to celebrate the opening of the brand new exhibition From Highfield Road to Wembley Way.

Former crowd favourites Cyrille Regis, Dave Bennett and Steve Ogrizovic were invited along to a special launch event at the Herbert Art Gallery on Thursday April 5 to open the gallery which celebrates the 25th anniversary the club's only FA Cup win.

Over 1500 people filled the museum on launch night to reminisce about the glory days.

"It's been incredible to see all these items and memorabilia in one place; it brings back so many memories," said goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic, who went on to make

"The fact that people have kept all of these things for the past 25 years and wanted to be part of this exhibition just shows the pride the city had and still has for its team."

Visitors were treated to a night of entertainment that ranged from Bafta award winning computer games to giving their own commentary of the eventful 1987 match, through films, workshops and recreating the game on a custom made table football.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the modern day portraits of the squad created by photographer Paul Smith.

Events officer, Jessica Pinson, added: "To see everything come together has shown how patriotic people can be in Coventry.

"Without the help of the public and their donations none of this would have happened so we really are grateful to them."

The Herbert is still looking for your memories of the 1987 FA Cup run and the celebrations that followed. To contribute visit theherbert.org/football to find out all the easy ways you can upload your pictures and stories.

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