The Tragedy Of A Young Newcastle Fan

Lifetime Newcastle United teenage supporter, Daniel Squires, has lost his fight with cancer.


Daniel Squires – tragically lost his battle with cancer last Friday

But the Newcastle United club and the players, have been magnificent in their support for the youngster, who tragically passed away last week.

A spokesman for the club said last night Newcastle players had been touched by the 16-year-old’s “bravery and courage” as he battled terminal cancer for over 9 months.

Daniel met with the Newcastle United team, and captain Michael Owen visited Daniel in hospital during his treatment.

He lost a leg to bone cancer 18 months ago, and last November he was given the devastating news for anybody, that nothing more could be done to save his life.

Daniel tried to live his last days on this earth to the full, and took a trip to Amsterdam, amongst other activities.

Daniel died in his mother’s arms last Friday.

A Newcastle United spokeman said:

“Daniel was a big Newcastle United fan, and the players were impressed with his bravery and courage when they met him.”

“Everybody at the club sends their deepest condolences.”

Niall Anderson was his head master at Hebburn Comprehensive School and said:

“It was with intense sadness that we learned of the death of Daniel Squires, our former pupil and friend.”

“In school, we have been proud to support fund-raising for Daniel, and for the Children’s Cancer Unit.”

Unfortunately, Daniel’s death has devastated his father Mark, 36, and mother Becky Robinson, 36, brother Jack, seven, 15-year-old sister Lois, and all his many friends. These tragedies certainly let us all know what’s really important in life.

A spokesman for the Teenage Cancer Trust said:

“Our thoughts are with Daniel’s family.”

“It is the memory of Daniel, and many others like him, that inspires us to provide the best care and support for young cancer patients.”

We are so sorry to hear about this, and offer our sincere and heart-felt condolences to Daniel’s parents and family. It’s always so heart wrenching when this happens to one so very young, and it’s difficult for us to even write this story.

Maybe Newcastle can achieve something special next season in Daniel’s memory – we’re sure he’ll still be watching.

45 comments so far

  • toon-munch

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    A touching story condolences too his family and friends lets hope he can look down on the team and they play with the spirit and determination this lad showed.

    RIP daniel

  • brownrob

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    RIP lad 🙁

  • geordie_jordan

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    RIP Daniel. Very sad story. I wish his family all the best.

  • valle

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    It is so sad when such a young person loses his life, i am glad to hear that he got some happiness out of his last time on earth helped by our club.

  • dougnufc

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #5

    RIP Daniel

  • AussieToon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    RIP Dan…..Also M.Owen and newcastle team for meeting him during his treatmnet good to see Club/Players really care bout the supporters

  • Davies

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Shame. RIP.


    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #8

    R.I.P GOD BLESS!!!


    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #9

    I have seen so many people, friends and relatives taken by this illness, the most recent only laid to rest last week. But it is always more sad when it happens to someone so young.
    RIP Daniel.

  • Ryan

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    He was in my school and I was in his sisters Class and he never ever let it faze him. R.I.P Squires, at Clegga you will never ever be forgotten.

  • James

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #11

    R.I.P Daniel so sad to hear about this. Only 16 condolences to his family

  • Ericles

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #12

    RIP Daniel. Well done to NUFC for their concern and support too. Condolences to his family and friends. Now come on lads and win something in his memory!!!

  • Jim

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #13

    My condolences to his family.

  • GM

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #14

    RIP God Bless

  • reillers

    Jul 9, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #15

    RIP, it’s never easy and always unfair.

  • Hadji

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    R.I.P Daniel,my condolences to your family.
    What else can i say”LIFE HAS NO GUARANTEES”.

  • Nick C

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #17

    R.I.P. mate……

  • pontus

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #18

    R.I.P and may God be with you mate!

  • domtoon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    This is a very heart touching yet saddening story.

    God bless him, his grieving friends, family, and other people suffering from Cancer.

  • ken from jarrow

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Condolences to the family. RIP DANIEL

  • toonfan1

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #21

    another bit of sad news- kevin keegans nephew has been found dead 🙁

  • william

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #22

    RIP Daniel.God bless your family.

  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 9, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #23

    Tragic he was so young heartfelt wishes to his family & friends. Howay the Lad

  • ronaldeano

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #24

    R.I.P sonna 🙁

  • Rob West Australia

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    R.I.P Sad to hear of this young lads death.

  • xfer

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #26

    R.I.P Daniel. God bless you…

  • indian toon

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #27

    RIP DANIEL. god bless u and u r family.

  • ToonDaft

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #28

    tragic waste – RIP

  • Carr is shite

    Jul 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #29

    R.I.P.. Daniel.. You are always remember as part of toon family.. A really sad loss for us..

  • m.

    Jul 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #30

    RIP Daniel.

  • John(newcastle fan 4 evea)

    Jul 9, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #31

    R.I.P( GOD BLESS U )

  • Yahya Ahmad

    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #32

    R.I.P! You will always be remembered as a Magpie!

  • JR Lutterbach Habib

    Jul 9, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #33

    RIP Daniel.

  • Bimpy474

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #34

    R.I.P Lad – At least god has another angel to chat too about the toon.

  • Ally

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Rest In Peace lad

  • Willy boi

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #36

    RIP kid

  • darren lenney SMB

    Jul 9, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Dan was a cousin of mine and i think i can honestly say this lad had more courage and class than ive ever known anyone possess,he was black and white daft,his funeral has strict instructions for all to wear toon shirts,i wish i had an ounce of what he had,he really was a special kid an absolute the toon must win something for him show as much courage as he did.god bless you mate have a word with the big man for the toon you prob already have,good night sonna.

  • Cardiff toon ultra

    Jul 9, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Rip fella. Hopefully the toon can win you silverware as you watch in heaven.

  • Patrick

    Jul 9, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #39

    May God bless him and the family.

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jul 9, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #40

    RIP 🙁


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