Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tweet of the Day - 23 July 2014

We blogged earlier in the week about the tragic death of Newcastle United football fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney in the MH17 disaster. As Dave Goosselink from 3News tweeted last night, Newcastle United and Sydney FC acknowledged the tragedy before they went head-to-head in Dunedin last night:

Tonight attention turns to Eden Park in Auckland for the match between West Ham United and the Wellington Phoenix. By a quirk of extremely bad timing, we will be arriving home FROM Auckland where we have been attending a computer conference just as the match kicks off! Had we twigged as to the dates, we would have extended our stay in Auckland.

This tour is a brilliant initiative by the Phoenix. Here's hoping the club is rewarded with a bumper crowd in Auckland tonight, even if we are not amongst it.


Sthn.Jeff said...

It is amazing the way sport comes together at times such as this. Sunderland Fans (Arch enemies for a Century or more of Newcastle) have raised in excess of 30,000 pound for Memorial funds for Liam and John.

Our own Yellow fever also doing a collection (donations can be made here

Also organising signed playing strips to be made available to the families as a memorial.

Sthn.Jeff said...

Are you heading south on Saturday for the Double header?

Keeping Stock said...

I would love to be Jeff, but alas not.

Quintin HOgg said...

Bad time management I2!

I will be at Eden Park tonight.

Looking forward to seeing the Hammers in action.

Looking forward to seeing the new Phoenix midfield play, I suspect siting in front of the defence, although given the hammers route one approach they may not have that much to do other than watch balls sail over their heads.

Keeping Stock said...

You're not wrong QH. After three days of hotel rooms and conference venues a night at the Garden of Eden would have revived me nicely.