Liv­ing the dream with Liver­pool prize

Face­book ‘like’ wins a spot on first team bus

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

LIFE­LONG Liver­pool fan Mark Cre­aby got to live out his dream last week­end when he turned out for the Reds af­ter win­ning a Face­book com­pe­ti­tion.

The 35 year old glazier, from Ger­rards Cross, didn’t think much about it af­ter click­ing ‘like’ on the com­pe­ti­tion page, so was amazed to get a call say­ing he was to be whisked off to the Liver­pool Academy on the same coach used by first team stars like Daniel Stur­ridge and Ra­heem Ster­ling.

There, he and the other com­pe­ti­tion win­ners were met by An­field le­gends John Aldridge and David Fair­clough, who went head to head in a man­age­rial bat­tle af­ter se­lect­ing their teams for a match be­tween the fans, which Aldridge’s team won 10-3.

Cre­aby said: “I thought it would just be a kick­about in Vaux­hall shirts, but it was a real ex­pe­ri­ence play­ing in next sea­son’s shirts with our own names on, trav­el­ling on the first team coach and hav­ing a VIP meal at An­field.

“We couldn’t be­lieve Aldridge and Fair­clough were the man­agers ei­ther. Fair­clough was a bit be­fore my time, but I re­mem­ber watch­ing Aldo play. I man­aged to score a goal as well, so I’m still pinch­ing my­self.

“I used to play a bit my­self and had tri­als with Swin­don as a young­ster, but I’m re­stricted to five a side now and it takes me two days to re­cover from that, so I was knack­ered

ON THE BALL: Ger­rards Cross based com­pe­ti­tion win­ner Mark Cre­aby stand­ing with Liver­pool Football Club le­gends John Aldridge and David Fair­clough by the end of the day. It Vaux­hall on their was worth it though.” Liver­pool FC Face­book

The play­ers, who were page. For more ex­clu­sive from across the UK, had Liver­pool FC con­tent and taken part in a na­tional com­pe­ti­tions fol­low com­pe­ti­tion run by the Vaux­hall Liver­pool FC on club’s car spon­sors Face­book.

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