Condition of shirt - Excellent
Size - XL
Condition details - Bright colours, nice material feel, slight cracking to patches and print
Made by - Prostar
Player - Nomadic striker Guy Whittingham #24
Player issue features - Correct player size Football League print and Nationwide Football League patches professionally heat pressed, FA Cup Semi Finalists 2001 detail embroidery, swapped with a Liverpool player and comes from their own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided
Notes - Very rare player shirt believed to have been worn by Whittingham in the FA Cup Semi Final against Liverpool played at Villa Park on the 8th April 2001. Lawrie Sanchez's Division Two underdogs had gone on a thrilling run in the competition with Roy Essandoh writing his name into football folklore with an injury time winner against Leicester in the Quarter Finals to set up this romantic tie. The omens were there with Sanchez part of the iconic Wimbledon team who famously shocked Liverpool in the FA Cup Final of '88 but sadly The Chairboys magical adventure would come to an end here. The side did not make it easy for their illustrious opponents though and extra-time looked a possibility until Heskey broke the deadlock in the 78th minute with Fowler doubling the lead not long after. Keith Ryan pulled one back late on to set up a dramatic finale but an equaliser would not come. Rammell started the match on the bench and joined the action in the second half playing the last 9 minutes of the game. After having played for 9 different clubs and more than 400 games, this would be Whittingham's penultimate step in his career.