HOW TO GET AHEAD: PERK LIFE - Being cheered at St James’s Park

The Sun’s Stephen O’Meara once dreamed of playing for Liverpool, but finally made his Premiership debut at St James’s Park when Newcastle United took on Chelsea.

The Sun’s Stephen O’Meara once dreamed of playing for Liverpool,

but finally made his Premiership debut at St James’s Park when Newcastle

United took on Chelsea.



’I went on to the pitch just before kick-off to present a cheque for

pounds 10,000 to Newcastle chairman Sir John Hall for the team’s

disabled supporters’ association,’ O’Meara explains. ’It was announced

over the tannoy and a big cheer went up. The sponsor Bic had flown us to

Newcastle and we had lunch with Sir John and Kevin Keegan. Later, Sir

John and I embraced in celebration of Newcastle’s winning goal, but

Chelsea fan John Palmer, from ad agency Buckfield Lord, was noticeably

more restrained.’



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