John Hendrie and Willie Whigham have now confirmed for Dinner !!
FRENCH FRANCK’S RIVERSIDE RETURN
Popular defender Franck Queudrue is set for Riverside return when Boro’s Legends Lounge hosts a fundraising dinner for Middlesbrough Former Players Association on Friday, November 29.
With Boro set to host Bolton the following day, Queudrue will be back on Teesside to mark 10 years since the club began their march to the 2004 Carling Cup final, where they beat Wanderers to lift the club’s first major trophy.
A huge fans’ favourite during a five-year Boro stay, the French left-back made 182 appearances for the club whilst playing every minute of the memorable 2003-04 cup run.
A £2.5m signing from Lens by Steve McClaren, Queudrue was one of only five Boro players who appeared in both the Carling Cup final and the UEFA Cup final two years later.
Special guest Franck, who will be making his first visit to the Riverside since leaving Boro for Fulham in 2006, will be joined by a host of other former Boro players.
They will include Mick McNeil, Derrick Downing, Jim Cochrane, Charlie Bell,Eric McMordie,Derek McLean,Arthur Horsfield,David Armstrong,Simon Coleman.
We fully expect at least another 5 former players to attend and are making phone calls each week trying to bring the total up to 20.
Former Players Association chairman, treasurer and secretary Alan Peacock, Gordon Jones and Jim Platt will also be in attendance, along with new committee member Steve Vickers.
Platt said: “Our dinners are always great nights of nostalgia and laughter, but it’s great to have one of the club’s modern-day heroes joining us as special guest.
“Incredibly, it’s already 10 seasons ago that Boro lifted the Carling Cup so I’m sure supporters will be keen to be there to hear Franck’s memories of that special day.
“It seems particularly appropriate that Bolton, as our cup final opponents 10 seasons ago, are the visitors the day after the dinner.”
Tables are now available for what promises to be a great occasion for Boro fans of all ages, with a three-course dinner followed by a question-and-answer session with Queudrue and his fellow Boro heroes.
With ‘Voice of the Boro’ Alastair Brownlee as MC, the night will also feature a prize raffle and special auction featuring many superb MFC-related items, several signed by past and present Boro heroes. The event starts at 7pm with dinner at 7.30pm. Dress code is smart casual.
Tables of 10 are priced just £350, with individual tickets £35 each. All funds raised will go towards helping former Boro stars who have fallen on hard times together with a range of Teesside charities.
To book, call Middlesbrough FC sales team on 01642 757672 or email
For more details about the Former Players Association, visit www.middlesbroughfpa.com