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Liam Sweeney To Be Buried Today – Pardew And Others To Attend

Liam Sweeney’s funeral is today and there will be a funeral service at St Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle, with the news that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and a number of other Newcastle United representatives will attend the service.

Liam Sweeney

Liam Sweeney – to be buried today

The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, captain Fabricio Coloccini, Managing Director Lee Charnley and assistant manager John Carver will all attend the funeral.

Liam’s father Barry, 52, of Killingworth, North Tyneside, had this to say about today’s funeral:

It’s going to be a celebration of Liam’s life and we’ve put some tributes together for the service.” “He would be shocked with the people that will be going. It’s going to be the hardest day for us.”

After the ceremony Liam’s body will be taken to Newcastle Crematorium on the West Road, where he will be buried.

Liam  and his friend John Alder were killed when their Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by rebels on 17th July while flying over Ukraine, as they were on their way to support Newcastle United in New Zealand.

It is very good to see the way Newcastle United have handled the tragedy, and in the 17th minute of each match this season the Newcastle fans will hold a minute’s applause in honor of Liam and John.

A memorial garden is also to be created in honor of the two Newcastle fans, and the club have  announced a new community award to be named after them.

Newcastle honored the two fans with their families before the first game of the season on Sunday at St. James’ Park.

9 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 21, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #1


    Gary White and Paul Clement would be high on my list. Neither would be expensive and both would jump at the chance. Essentially I want someone who is primarily a coach who has a proven track record in working with players and developing them to their potential.

    The way our club is structured is ideal for someone with coaching and development experience. They are then able to achieve the maximum with whatever tools that they have at their disposal. That way, when Ashley throws a curve ball mid season we can adapt to it, unlike last year.

    Better younger options? Not for playing Tiote’s role. There are alternatives with a different playing style, but as I said earlier they won’t offer the same protection. If he goes, and is prefer him to stay, then the sensible way to spend the money is on a top class centre half. Not a midfielder or wide man.

  • toonincheek

    Aug 21, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #2

    Let’s keep this thread on-topic

  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 21, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    I agree we still need him,in fact will be pleased if he stays, but if good offer to be on the table,he should go and replaced no doubt.he told reporters he wants to leave,that shows he was contacted by some club
    white and clement?never heard of them.but I prefer french coaches.
    on Tiote,we all want him to stay,but I looked at his current age and resale value.if the lad some how failed to hit form,that may result not only loss but liability as well.better pick youngsters now,I prefer playmaker like cabaye..

  • bills-son

    Aug 21, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Well said toonincheek.

    I can’t believe a repost has been placed on this article.

    RIP Liam Sweeney and John Alder.

  • lesh

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    What route’s the cortege taking to the crem? Anyone know?

  • jazzyp

    Aug 21, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    God bless the lads,My heart goes out to the family today on this most difficult of days

  • thepict

    Aug 21, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    I would guess they will go up Wetgate Rd and along the West Rd.

  • stuart no9

    Aug 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #8

    some posters on here are a fu//ing disgrace. A loyal toon fan getting buried , and you lot talk about football, f//k me man your disgusting.

  • nufcalex

    Aug 21, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Show some respect, you ignorant bastards.


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