Friday, 16 May 2008

Millwall 1 - 9 Middlesbrough

Just got back from The New Den, where Colin Cooper's Middlesbrough team beat the Alan McLeary's Millwall team 9-1.

Most important thing, I scored!

Second most important thing, we raised nearly ten grand for the Finlay Cooper Fund. A charity set up by Colin Cooper and his wife Julie to assist charitable causes on Teesside.

The match itself was fantastic, if a little one-sided. And afterwards there was a hotly-contested auction in the club bar. Not enough Dong Gook Lee merchandise to get me interested but there was plenty of great gear on offer.

Coops and his wife are both incredibly humble, down-to-earth and were clearly touched by everyone's efforts. It's rare you to meet such refreshingly lovely people.

It's worth adding that the day wouldn't have been possible without the stellar efforts of Andy Walker from Middlesbrough Supporters South and Jason Pickering, who represented the Millwall end.

A brilliant day and a brilliant amount of money raised. Well done to everyone who was involved.

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