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Premiere

That was some night.

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Prior to this unique world Premiere, the players and guests arrived in the team coach and took turns to speak to the assorted press pack. It became quickly apparent how courteous and generous with their time each and every one of them was. Considering the countless number of times they must have been asked about the events between 1975-1980, not once did any of the players give the impression that they wouldn't happily while away the time chatting about this great period in their careers. It was also obvious to all how quickly and easily they slipped back into each other's company - like a hand into a particularly snug glove. Kenneth Burns and Larry Lloyd were particularly vocal and jocular.

The Miracle Men paraded past in front of two gleaming European Cups, providing all and sundry with a very real visual reminder of what all of the fuss was about.

From there, it was out onto the pitch for a presentation of the players to the Trent End as dusk fell. Darren Fletcher did a sterling job in his introductions although if truth be told, the crowd required little in the way of warming up - they were ready and willing to celebrate their returning heroes.

The film barrelled on like a particularly smooth train providing laughs, applause, cheers and poignant moments. The scene in which John McGovern describes his feelings on lifting the big old trophy while thinking about his father who died when he was 11 years old is a particularly moving one - an awful lot of people wiped something from their eye in unison.

Afterwards, the players and guests reconvened to the Southbank bar for a party. The players once again were more than obliging in the ceaseless requests for signatures, photographs and in most cases, just for the opportunity to speak to a hero.

Go and see the film - you won't regret it.