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Tributes Paid To Michael Maidens

19 October 2017

Michael Maidens Tribute
The players and staff at the Michael Maidens memorial bench

Staff and players gathered at Maiden Castle on Thursday to pay their respects to former Pools star Michael Maidens.

Craig Harrison led his squad in a tribute to Michael, who tragically passed away in a car accident ten years ago today at the age of just 20.

They gathered at Maiden Castle, and laid flowers on the memorial bench which was placed there by Michael’s team-mates after his passing back in October 2007.

The Club retired Michael’s Number 25 shirt in his honour at the time and every year since supporters have paid their own tribute by clapping and singing his name in the 25th-minute of the game closest to the anniversary.

“Since I arrived at the Club I have been told a lot about Michael and it has all been positive,” explained Pools boss Harrison.

“He was obviously a very good footballer but, even more importantly, a good young man who was well-respected by everyone at the Club and it was a privilege to continue the traditional tribute by his memorial bench today.”

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