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An Xpro Night With Merson/Ian Taylor/Dublin/Sid

An Xpro Night With Merson/Ian Taylor/Dublin/Sid

A CAREER of highs, lows, trophies, tantrums and the occasional controversy and front page headline - allow us to introduce you to Paul Merson.

Never short of an anecdote or a funny story, the former Aston Villa, Arsenal and Middlesbrough man was a hero to many during his long career.

Now a popular Sky Sports pundit, football ,fans can now join the ex-England International at A Night With Paul Merson and Friends.

The Black Tie gala event on Thursday May 3 at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield promises to be a delight for sports fans, whatever your team persuasion, with 'Merse' being joined alongside pals from his playing days.

Want to know the story about THAT 'beer guzzling' celebration, fancy knowing what his England and 'Boro pal Paul Gascoigne was really like, ever wondered what his favourite goal was?

What about his favourite boss? Or that gaffer he just didn't like? Ask away.

This could be your chance to find out more.
The night includes a three course meal and a Q and A with Merse and friends compered by TV personality and top comic Nick Hancock, star of They Think Its All Over.

The laughter will continue with popular comedian Lea Roberts while former BBC sports commentator Hamiton Bland will be our auctioneer, armed with his incredible collection of sports memorabilia.

Other VIP guests include Villa legends Gary Shaw, Mark Walters, Dion Dublin, Ian Taylor, Gordon Cowans, talkSPORT presenter Andy Gray, ex-Stoke City 1972 League Cup hero Terry Conroy and former Manchester United player Jimmy Greenhoff.

Completing the line-up is our very own Xpro chairman Denis Smith, the legendary Stoke City defender, who was once named in the Guiness Book of Records for being the most injured man in football - since you ask, it was five broken legs, four broken noses, a cracked ankle, broken collar bone, chipped spine, breaking most of his fingers and toes and needing more than 200 stitches. He also managed Sunderland, Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion.

Guests are invited from 7pm for an 8pm start with the entertainment going on until 12 midnight.
Interested? Read on.

There are three options for tickets:

A) Sponsors` tables: A premium position - these tables are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. A table of ten costs £1000 including VAT and includes: personal meet and greet with the celebrities, a signed photo with Paul Merson, your company logo on event backdrop, menus, in a our PR and marketing material.Name check on the night.

B) Table of ten: comprises ten guests at £500 including VAT

C) Individual tickets: £50 each including VAT

Our resident photographer will be available on the night for non-sponsors to purchase photos with Merse and friends*

To book your place now please email lisa.smith@preparedpr.co.uk or call 07933 431124 for a booking form.

- Xpro is a registered charity: Charity Number 1136193. Xpro endeavours to help and support any ex-professional footballer. The charity has engaged with the best financial, legal, and medical organisations available to its members. All proceeds from the event go to Xpro the charity for ex-professional footballers which works for the relief of our former heroes of yesterday - many of who did not earn the wages of players today and who rely on our efforts to secure them a better future.

Please visit: www.xpro.org to find out more about our services and how you can become part of the Xpro family.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 25 2012
Time: 3:14PM

Comments

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Taylor has sold out. Was on Talksport earlier saying that Eck has had a tough time as he was never accepted because of where he came from. Sad that they've even bought our own out like Him, Andy Gray and Stan Collymore. WILL NO-ONE SPEAK THE ******** TRUTH???
Villan444
25/04/2012 15:42:00
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i believe those that jumped on the lets hate the fella in the first couple of months without giving him a chance - probably didn't like where he came from, so that comments valid. But after the dross that has been served up for the past couple of months I have no idea how the media can still say that. Your man is and always will be a tosh manager. End of.
maigrait
25/04/2012 16:26:00
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oh and it looks like a great night above :) wish I had the cash to spend on such things...
maigrait
25/04/2012 16:48:00
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Look forward to seeing Merson on GSS talking about Villa -- 'I fear for em' Jeff, I really do'. I was reading about Petrov doing something for a Villa benovolent fund for ex-players even after his diagnosis. What a top man. One of the few. Sad that some (many?) ex- Villa players even need a 'benovolent fund'. There are so many terrific former footbalers fallen on hard times throughout the world and so many talentless wasters earning millions from the sport. the same is true of coaches and managers. Sometimes I wonder if it's all worth it.
VillaWillRiseAgain
25/04/2012 17:38:00
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Someone should infiltrate the event and grill Merson and Taylor, ask the real questions and demand real answers Paxman style. I see option A) includes menus. Am I then to presume B) and C) have none? Uh, burger and chips please?
Stephen Jay Hawkings
25/04/2012 17:39:00
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