Friday 10th April, 7.45pm
With live football likely to be absent from our Friday nights for quite a while, we have headed into the archives and dusted down the VHS tapes for a bit of classic nostalgia.
For the next few Friday nights, we’ll be picking a special season in the club’s history in the League of Ireland and streaming the highlights for that season. So whilst we might not be in Brandywell or in the away end of a Friday evening, we hope to gather the Candystripe nation online.
We will be streaming the material on the clubs YouTube Channel, you can stream the highlights and join your fellow supporters across the world to revel in some glorious nostalgia. For the first set of highlights, we won’t be charging a fee but we will be asking for donations/pay what you want with links during the stream the video.
If you want to support the club, why not grab a few bottles of Brandywell Brew to enjoy the highlights? Or join the club lotto or Monthly Draw online, we will have links and we will be encouraging people on the night.
First of all, we’ll be stepping back the 1986/87 season when City swept to promotion from the First Division. On Friday night, kicking off at 7.45pm, we will be streaming the Online Video highlights of the season. John Dunne sits down with Noel King to review City’s first national league title in the League of Ireland
The City team had the exotic names like DaGama and DaSilva and the Red and White Army were on the march. Thousands travelled the length and breadth of the country to follow the Candystripes in their quest for the title.
We would love for supporters to get involved! With libraries and archives closed, we would love for people to dig out photos and send them our way so that we can use these as well. Post your photos on social media or email them to [email protected] for inclusion.
We can host a gallery on the site of people photos from that season. Spread the word to the Cansytripe nation across the world, as many have left the city since then, but hold fond memories of those “Sundays at the Brandywell”.
A word of warning to our younger supporters, if you weren’t around at the time, you don’t know what you missed. But this is a chance to see it all again. Dodgy footage, dodgy muckas, red and white inflatables await!