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Newcastle Will Pay Tribute to Brave Teenager On Sunday

1:02 pm, Friday, September 21st, 2007 by Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

Newcastle United have announced today that they will pay tribute to young Academy star Jordan Thompson at Sunday’s game against West Ham United.

The 15-year-old recently passed away following a long fight with cancer.

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15 year-old Jordan Thompson - sadly lost his long fight with cancer

Jordan, who was from West Denton, was part of Newcastle’s Under 16 squad and had been signed with his home town club since he was 11 years old. We are very sorry to hear about this and we pass on our very best wishes to his family and all who were connected with Jordan.

As a mark of respect, the club has announced that Newcastle’s players will wear black armbands for Sunday’s game against West Ham. They will also celebrate Jordan’s life with a minute’s applause before the kick-off. Jordan’s family will be at the game and his Academy team-mates will also join the senior team on the field for the minute’s applause.

Newcastle United Chairman Chris Mort said today:

“Jordan was an excellent young player in our Academy and the staff were very pleased with the way in which he was developing, both as a player and a fabulous young man.”

“Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.”

“As a mark of respect, the Club will be holding a minute’s applause before Sunday’s game.”

Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce also paid tribute to Jordan:

“Newcastle United were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jordan Thompson on Saturday. From what I heard about Jordan, he was a very brave lad, extremely friendly, generous and caring despite his very serious illness which ultimately cost him his life.”

“What’s more he was a very talented footballer and I’m told he joined us at the training ground on a number of occasions last year where he was thrilled to meet a number of his heroes.”

“Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends at this very sad time.”

There was an excellent article in the Journal by Jule Wilson on Tuesday about Jordan and his life, which is worth a read to understand how great a person Jordan was.

We are really sad to have one of our youngsters pass away.



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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rich // Sep 21, 2007 at 1:06 PM

    Thats an absoulete tragedy, puts all my problems into perspective!Rest in peace Jordan. All my thoughts are with his family at this time, hopefully we can beat West Ham for him on Saturday!!

  • 2 yemozone // Sep 21, 2007 at 1:23 PM

    Hopefully we can beat whfc for him.
    I really feel for the family and friends.Its a loss for nufc and the family.Maybe be he would have been the future ALAN SHEARER.Rest in peace Jordan

  • 3 Dave // Sep 21, 2007 at 1:44 PM

    A win on Sunday would certainly be a most fitting tribute.

  • 4 evil dick // Sep 21, 2007 at 2:06 PM

    I really like how we give a minutes applause instead of a minutes silence these days, it really is intense.

  • 5 Hadji // Sep 21, 2007 at 2:06 PM

    Rest in peace Jordan.

  • 6 Cockney Magpie // Sep 21, 2007 at 2:14 PM

    rest in peace little fella

  • 7 Cockney Magpie // Sep 21, 2007 at 2:15 PM

    i agree evil dick the applause also cuts out those ignorant heartless people who think its funny to make noise during the silence

  • 8 Tommy // Sep 21, 2007 at 2:58 PM

    Very sad story, had a lump in me throat. I hope the roof is raised on Sunday against wh for the minutes applause..

    Rest In Peace Jordan..

  • 9 AltaBatalJoneN // Sep 21, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Rest in peace Jordan.

    I hope all of you who can be at St. James` on sunday will lift the roof for him. I will be watching the game on tv and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

  • 10 Amber Westgate // Sep 21, 2007 at 4:16 PM

    Oh my god babe i cant believe it.
    Hopefully we will beat west ham on sunday 4 u babe love you millions…
    Sleep tight xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • 11 Hammy // Sep 21, 2007 at 5:15 PM

    A tragedy….hope the fans and players make it a fitting occasion in Jordans memory.

  • 12 Karlee // Sep 21, 2007 at 5:54 PM

    Rest In Peace Jordan
    Hope we can beat west ham for him
    thoughts are with his family & friends
    x

  • 13 Jinal // Sep 21, 2007 at 7:04 PM

    Rest in Peace lad.

  • 14 Joe // Sep 22, 2007 at 5:32 PM

    I knew the lad. Brilliant little player he was. Always put others before him. His smile is what everyone remembers..

    R.I.P Jordan Lad.
    Newcastle United’s win will be dedicated towards you.

  • 15 Jamie Stanton // Sep 23, 2007 at 1:47 AM

    Did’nt know the little fella but like a few people have said it puts things into perspective.

    Anyone involved in the Toon Army is a friend of mine so R.I.P little man.

    Lads don’t let him down tommorrow

  • 16 Steve // Sep 23, 2007 at 10:49 AM

    I didn’t know the lad either but I hope everybody raises the roof with the 5 min applause I know I will be there cheering as loud as I can for the little fella R.I.P little man. Lets hope the toon give the lad the send off he deserves!!!

  • 17 claire carse // Sep 23, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    i really liked u jorden rest in peace my friend

  • 18 foggin // Sep 24, 2007 at 11:37 AM

    r.i.p m8 never 4gotten

  • 19 emma // Sep 26, 2007 at 12:22 PM

    rest in peace darling i’ll never for get you hunni lov you loadsss
    xxxx




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