A GOOD NIGHT OUT IN THE COMPANY OF A LEGEND
It was definitely a night out that a small contingency of ASSC members and some partners were looking forward to. I don’t think any of us realised just how incredible it would be.
Many thanks to Dundee Northend FC who organised a fantastic function which was made all the more appropriate as they celebrated winning their league cup – congratulations guys!
And what better place to celebrate than the Invercarse Hotel. With stunning views from the ballroom, excellent staff and service with wonderful food – highly recommend it!
With Tam Cowan as MC (and all round funny guy!) and some sporting humour from Paul Reid the night was a complete hit.
The icing on the cake for us however was the opportunity to meet this guy:
“Great speaker, very honest about his career and very humble – unlike the footballers of today”
“A great man”
“Funny, incredible football knowledge, time for all – a top bloke”
“An outstanding night, a very down to earth guy”
“An absolute gentleman. Made time for every photo and autograph. A pleasure to meet him and hear about his life and career”
Ladies and gentlemen, this was Mr Paul Merson!
As VIPs, the Arsenal contingency had the privilege of a more exclusive meeting with the Legend himself before our meal. Those quotes are real and were expressed with sincerity and came from meeting Paul and watch him greet everyone personally, giving them time to chat, get a signature on a shirt or a programme, have a laugh and just generally get to know the guy.
We hadn’t considered impinging on anyones time with Mr Merson – we were only a small group amongst 320 guests. But with some time to kill at the table we found ourselves another opportunity (well, if you don’t ask, you don’t get) and next thing we know, we are heading outside (his suggestion I believe) for the group photo! His courtesy and enthusiasm never swayed and although I’m sure he had no idea what some of us were saying, there was a few giggles and a lot of smiles from the cheeky No 9!
After a brilliant meal, it was time to hear from the man himself. This was where a lot of those earlier quotes came from. Honest, funny, humble, great, a pleasure to meet, a down to earth guy. I could have listened to his stories all evening.
So what can I say that hasn’t already been said?
Paul Merson is one of the nicest people I have ever met! Not only a legend, but a gentleman too!
Thanks Paul – it was an absolute pleasure!
Caz Moir, Club Secretary