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Honour To Play In Fans Game

8 April 2013

We've signed-up a celebrity for our Play On The Pitch event at the end of the month - with Brian Honour set to grace the hallowed turf at Victoria Park once more!

The Pools legend will be in the engine room of the away team - managed by Micky Barron - in what will be his first appearance at The Vic for almost twenty years. 

That means that everyone who successfully bids for a place on one of the teams will get to share the pitch with the 1990/91 promotion hero. 

"The last time I played at Victoria Park was in my Testimonial against Newcastle United in July 1995," Honour recalled. 

"That day the opposition included Les Ferdinand and Warren Barton making their debuts, along with Peter Beardsley, Pavel Srnicek and Steve Howey. 

"The opposition this time may not be as high-profile but it's no less of a thrill to me to be able to play on the pitch at Victoria Park again. 

"I get a buzz just coming to do the commentary on games and seeing the players warm-up - if only there was a magic cure for arthritic knees and hips! 

"But I'll get taped up and be ready to go and I just can't wait to get out there and play the game." 

Now in its fourth year, Play On The Pitch has proved hugely popular with those who have taken part as two set of supporters bid for positions in each team and go head to head in a ninety minute game. 

This year's game takes places on Tuesday 23rd April (7pm kick-off) when John Hughes will take charge of the home team and Barron will look after the away team. 

As well as playing in the game, each winning bidder will receive a full named and numbered kit, a DVD of the game, a team photo and a post-match meal followed by analysis of the action with the two managers. 

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