Australian football enthusiast, Mick Thickbroom took in Fleetwood Town’s final home game against Sunderland as part of a whirling sporting tour of the UK to celebrate his 50th birthday.
The Darwin based electrician flew into Gatwick Airport before taking in Liverpool v Huddersfield, Brighton v Newcastle, Manchester City v Burnley and Leicester v Arsenal before his trip to Highbury.
Mick enjoyed the game at Highbury, and whilst at the ground, he picked up some club merchandise and also found out what a Fleetwood chippy tea was like – with chippy being the Australian equivalent of a carpenter!
The sporting journey picked up pace with a visit to the Crucible for the snooker, then a trip to Manchester for darts, and then ground hops to Everton’s Goodison Park where they faced Burnley, and then onto St James’ Park for Newcastle versus Liverpool - and what a game that would have been for Mick!
Mick made the trip to Hillsborough to watch Sheffield Wednesday take on Queens Park Rangers before heading back home. We hope you had a great – albeit short - time on the Fylde Coast, and on your tour of the United Kingdom.
Happy belated Birthday Mick!