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Wembley 97: Mike Sewell
Episode 220th April 2022 • It's All Cobblers To Me • Vibrant Sound Media
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25 years on from Northampton Town's first visit to Wembley Stadium - and our first win there - in the Division 3 Play Off Final, It's All Cobblers To Me speaks to some of the legends of that era.

While 32,000 Cobblers fans were inside Wembley, there were still many back home in Northamptonshire. All trying to keep up to date with what was happening at the game.

The easiest way for most, as is the case still today, was to turn on the radio and tune into 104.2 or 103.6 FM for BBC Radio Northampton and hear Mike Sewell's commentary of the game.

Despite having gone on to commentate and report on the Premier League, Champions League and World Cups, Mike still hails that day watching the Cobblers as his defining moment.

In this episode, Mike chats to Charles about life as a local sports reporter for the BBC, the squad that Ian Atkins assembled and what it was like to commentate on one of The Cobblers' most famous goals in their history.

Thanks to BBC Radio Northampton for allowing us to use Mike's commentary.

So sit back and reminisce with one of our heroes ahead of the Wembley Anniversary event that we're hosting on May 20th. Click here for ticket details.

Guest Bio:

Mike Sewell

Former BBC Radio Northampton Sports Reporter and Cobblers Commentator for Wembley 97

@mikesewellvoice on Twitter


BBC Radio Northampton on BBC Sounds


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