The London Owls enjoyed an excellent evening at the Q&A with former players Andy Sinton, Gordon Watson and Marlon Beresford on Thursday night.
The trio gave a great insight into life at Hillsborough at the time, with fans hearing frank and honest views from all three of them.
Marlon Beresford talked of the wrench of leaving his boyhood club but that, with Kevin Pressman, Chris Turner and then Chris Woods all at S6, he realised he needed to leave to further his career.
Gordon Watson spoke of it being a great time for him at Hillsborough, as a 19-year-old joining the Owls, and reflected on the top players at the club, the fantastic team spirit and the camaraderie of the squad in the early nineties as we rubbed shoulders with the best in the land.
Andy Sinton said he was disappointed that Wednesday fans didn’t see the best of him in his time at Hillsborough, something he attributed partly to the fact that he played for several weeks with a broken foot.
Watson and Sinton, in particular, both talked about the break-up of the successful side of the early nineties under Trevor Francis, questioning to some degree the haste of change at that time and Watson reflecting on the replacement of big names such as Nigel Pearson, Carlton Palmer, Roland Nilsson and Nigel Worthington with players of a lesser calibre.
All three also took part in individual 90-second Mastermind sessions on their own careers, Sinton and Beresford emerging as joint winners – but only just ahead of Watson.
All in all, a really insightful and entertaining evening and one which also gave London Owls the chance to mix socially and provided the opportunity for newer members to meet fellow fans from London and the south.
Well done to Sky Sports News presenter and fellow Wednesday fan David Garrido for expertly ‘fronting’ the evening and many thanks to Paul Woolfson and Matthew Haigh for all their hard work and enthusiasm in organising such a splendid event.
* Picture shows Gordon Watson, Andy Sinton and Marlon Beresford with David Garrido and Paul Woolfson – for more photos from the evening, go to our Facebook page.