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My son Shaun was in the Newcastle RVI hospital with Leukaemia & Mike & his wife took the time to give him a visit which was appreciated more than he could imagine, thanks again Mike.
I remember when Newcastle trained at Durham back in the 90s. My Mother took me to watch the team train on a Wednesday (bunked school) - we had (we - me and my pal Davey) the chance to play against the players and of course ask for an autograph after their session! When we approached Mike and asked for his scribe, he simply replied; Say please or I'll sign the back of your throat. Just what you'd expect from a famous player, obviously turned out to be a professional bouncer!!ðŸ˜
Played with Mike for Bristol Boys U10-U14s . Then at Bristol City until I was released at 16. After returning to Bristol City after a spell with Newport County, we played for their reserves and won their prospective league. A great goalkeeper with huge hands. Lost touch as his career progressed but still occasionally look at old schoolboy team photos of us and Keith Curle. Fantastic Memories
Mike was my cousin in Law and we had some brilliant laughs. When Keegan signed him to Newcastle moved into a farmhouse in Durham. We visited him and stayed a week but his local driving range was a frequent haunt of Mike where he always tried to get the ball in the basket but my dad (Mikes uncle John) launched the golf ball straight into the basket on one of his first shots without even trying! Mike found this hilariously funny but me and Mike caught my dad xxxx in the sink early hours in the morning but because it was uncle John ,Mike let him off because he thought the world of him! We had some brilliant laughs with Mike 'It was a pleasure to know him.