Going back to Feb 1990 and the friendly against Moscow side Torpedo. Arranged as the Club were visiting the UK and needed a fixture arrangement.
Programme for the night courtesy of Dan Norton – it shows that Phil Neale was fluent in Russian with some native programme notes.
After the game players swapped shirts and this Torpedo shirt belongs to Colin Murphy’s Son, Ben.
Press cuttings from Steve Fearn show the teams walking out together and lining up before kick-off. There was rumour of potential signings by John Reames of the Russians. Referee Trevor West told his linemen to take numbers not names of the Russian subs.