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A quality night, with a quality player

18 December 2017

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The fiftieth anniversary of the Blades signing of Tony Currie - voted by fans as United's greatest-ever player - is to be marked by a unique dinner and evening in his honour.

Former teammates, guests from the world of football and Tony's family and friends will be part of a special tribute to the midfield genius who's flowing long blonde hair and imperious, classy football style were synonymous with a golden era at Bramall Lane.

It was Match of the Day commentator John Motson who, when covering the United match against West Ham in March 1975, commented: "A quality goal, from a quality player" as TC scored in front of Bramall Lane Kop.

Currie, of course, went on to play for England in an illustrious career and in particular a successful one with the Blades which is to be remembered with "A Quality Night With A Quality Player" event at Bramall Lane's Platinum Suite on Friday 16th February 2018.

Featuring a two-course dinner, the night will look back at Currie's career and include interviews with the great man and footballing personalities as well as unique film and photographs never seen before.

United co-owner Kevin McCabe said: "I was lucky enough to be at Bramall Lane when he scored on his debut against Spurs in 1968. I think anyone there that day knew immediately that even as an 18-year old Tony was going to be a special player."

"TC" joined the Blades from Watford - signed by the great John Harris as a striker. But it would be his switch to midfield and the telepathic relationship he struck with winger Alan Woodward that would see him voted as the Club's greatest ever player by its own fans to mark Sheffield United's 125th birthday in 2014. He played 313 times for United and won 17 England caps.

National broadcast sports presenter and former BBC Radio Sheffield sports editor Paul Walker will host the tribute event, taking guests through TC's incredible career - one that brought him back to his spiritual home, Bramall Lane, when his playing days ended to see him take charge of the Club's Football in the Community programme before becoming United's Ambassador a decade ago

Don't miss this chance to celebrate 50 years of our greatest son. Join the celebrations on February 16th, 2018 in the Platinum Suite - tickets are £45 per head, which includes a superb two-course meal. Doors open at 7.00pm

A limited number of tickets for a VIP reception in the Legends of the Lane museum with the man himself - where guests can share a glass of champagne, have an intimate chat and receive an exclusive signed TC picture before sitting down to dine are available at £75 per head.

To find out more or to buy tickets contact the Club's commercial department on 0114 253 7200 (Option 2) or email commercial@sufc.co.uk


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