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Sports enthusiast Mick Thickbroom takes in Town game for 50th birthday celebrations

22 May 2019

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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!

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