‘I got him pissed on Blue Nun’: Peter Reid and Alan Curbishley swapped stories in the tunnel before their teams played out the greatest play-off final ever in 1998

Alan Curbishley Peter Reid
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When Charlton Athletic met Sunderland in the First Division play-off final in 1998, the game pitted Alan Curbishley and Peter Reid against each other in a highly tense environment at Wembley.

However, the pair were relaxed before kick-off, conversing and joking with each other in the tunnel while both teams were conducting their warm ups. As both Curbishley and Reid explain, stories were exchanged in a friendly manner, all before a highly tetchy match for a shot in the Premier League. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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