Directors, ex-players and celebrities were amoung the 1,200 people who attended Sheffield United’s 125th anniversary dinner on Saturday night at Ponds Forge.
But not everybody could make it.
Hollywood superstar and Blades fan Sean Bean sent a video message to the club which was played out on big screens during the glittering ceremony.
Other messages came from United legend Brian Deane, who was voted the club’s third greatest ever player on the night. Nick Montgomery, Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott and Bob Booker also sent their well wishes.