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Sphinx To Host Gentlemans Evening With John Beresford
Published : 24 May 2012 00:01:15
Second Gents Evening For Sphinx Following the Success of the Gents Evening with Jan Molby.... Friday 3rd August see's Coventry Sphinx F.C. hold their 2nd Gents Evening with John Beresford who played in the 90's Newcastle team under Kevin Keegan. With stories on Shearer, Ginola, Aprilla, Gazza and many more it promises to be a good night. Tickets cost £30 with a 2 course meal and comedian. First come first served, tickets and tables already going...Beresford, whose father John had played for Chesterfield FC in the 1960s, was born in Sheffield; in his footballing career he played for clubs Manchester City, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Newcastle United, Southampton and Birmingham City. He is most famous for his Newcastle United spell between 1992 and 1998, with his attacking tendencies being crucial to "the Entertainers". During this time Beresford formed a formidable partnership with the other full back, his doppelgänger Warren Barton. One of the highlights of his time at Newcastle was scoring twice in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier agianst Croatia Zagreb in 1997.] Beresford is also remembered by some for missing his spot kick in the 1992 FA Cup semi-final penalty shootout against Liverpool while playing for Portsmouth. Ironically, Liverpool agreed to sign him after the end of that season, but he failed a medical and Kevin Keegan signed him for Newcastle instead. Beresford won two England 'B' caps in 1994, against Northern Ireland 'B' and the Republic of Ireland 'B'.