It was 15 years ago today...............

Last updated : 27 November 2008 By Shrimpers24
All these anniversaries, last week Tilly's 5th, Stan's 16th, but what about this, not about an individual but a whole team, and England beating the All Blacks as well. Quite a day.

The greatest away game in my time as a Blues supporter.

We tore a very good team apart, I left the ground thinking it could happen, we could be a top division club by the end of the season.

I was never to think that again.

I overheard a Derby supporter outside saying: "I wish we'd spent a million on that Otto." Rikki had, of course, scored a brilliant goal. A volley made in heaven.

Sadly, a certain Karen Brady was watching the results as well and decided to offer Fat Fry a job and two weeks later that was that.

Spud took over and six months later we had won only seven more games and finished 15th.

Still the most exciting team in my 42 years as a Blue was to break up and the rest is history.

I can't find a full report but for all those that were there the memories of that great game will always remain.

Remember the score, who got the goals, and look at that league table. So close but.......

Sat 27-Nov

(The second biggest crowd that saw us all season only beaten by the 15plus thousand who saw us beat Sunderland away 2-0 the week before!)

League Division One
Historical league standings at 27th Nov 1993
1Charlton Athletic 1862116543289105324143524
2Tranmere Rovers 197112193341012104531213431
3Southend United 185211765141716103534223334
4Crystal Palace 16620175314141393431183031
5Leicester City 175211894149893527173027
6Millwall 19631181023471586525253025
7Derby County 18702211322581792729302929
8Bristol City 19522148334111385625212925
9Portsmouth 18521148253131977427272827
10Stoke City 18503119334162283727312727
11Nottingham Forest 183321312424151375628252628
12Wolverhampton Wanderers 18351159243141259429212429
13Middlesbrough 17333138323121265625202325
14Bolton Wanderers 18422139235111665724252324
15Luton Town 185041611126715621023262023
16Grimsby Town 1825194235131748622212022
17Notts. County 1761116701862262922292022
18Birmingham City 18434131612461155819272019
19West Bromwich Albion 17532231601651454828301928
20Watford 16432151311581754723301923
21Oxford United 17422151112682054823311923
22Sunderland 185141511017319521118301718
23Barnsley 191279193241418441123371623
24Peterborough United 17343121002531436815241515