Dogs of War
The 1995 squad was a motley crew of journey men, and some may say has-beens. Graham Stuart , Joe Parkinson & Paul Rideout are not names which would light up a room. Then we had the so-called has-beens (as branded by papers back in 1995) like Limpar & Neville Southall.
But Joe Royle whipped up a team of spirit and passion and went on to win the FA Cup in 1995. We were even favorites to finish top 3 in 1996/97, but it all went wrong and we end up sacking Royle and fighting for our lives on the last day of the season against Wimbledon in 1997.
Above is a photo of the team before the 1996/97 team. A notable addition to that team after the 1995 victory is Andrei Kanchelskis. Note also the young Duncan Ferguson sitting on the right.