Stars’ farewell to Toon Freddy

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY BRIAN MCNALLY

FOOT­BALL’S greats gather to say farewell to for­mer New­cas­tle United chair­man Freddy Shep­herd.

Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney, Kenny Dal­glish, Sam Al­lardyce and Steve Bruce were joined by his TV star friend De­clan Don­nelly with wife Ali.

United leg­ends Peter Beard­s­ley, Les Fer­di­nand, Lee Clark, Steve Howey, Shay Given and ex-as­sis­tant boss

Terry McDer­mott paid their re­spects. And Toon fans – in­vited by the fam­ily of the 75-year-old who died last month – wore the club’s black and white colours.

St. Ge­orge’s Church in Jes­mond, New­cas­tle, was full 30 min­utes be­fore the ser­vice – just like St James’ Park in his 10-year reign as they reached two FA Cup Fi­nals and were

League run­ners-up.

LO­CAL HERO Boss Freddy

TRIB­UTE New­cas­tle & Eng­land’s Shearer

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