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CLOUGH URGES FANS TO SUPPORT GAME OF REMEMBRANCE

11 November 2016

BURTON Albion manager Nigel Clough hopes as many Brewers fans as possible will turn out for the Game of Remembrance on November 16.

The Brewers boss met some of the Army organisers of the special event before last Saturday's clash with Barnsley

Clough said: "The Barnsley match was Burton Albion's official Remembrance fixture and our fans joined us in showing their respect for those who have sacrificed so much in so many conflicts.

"I also hope as many of our supporters as possible will be able to return to the Pirelli Stadium for the Game of Remembrance on November 16, which should be a great occasion as well as raising money for some very good causes."

Sir Bobby Charlton will be among the VIPS as the Pirelli Stadium plays host to The Game of Remembrance.

The match between teams representing the British and German Armed Forces will cost just £5 for adults and £1 for under 17s. 

It follows on from the Game of Truce, which took place in December 2014, when football teams from the British Army and the German Armed Forces played each other to commemorate the centenary of the first Christmas of the Great War. 

Now, the two teams will face each other once again in the Game of Remembrance - commemorating 100 years since the end of the Battle of the Somme. 

It will raise funds for British and German military charities, including the Royal British Legion, using the international language of football to remember yesterday’s fallen while helping the wounded of today. 

Fans will also be treated to a full military parade before the match, with marching bands and VIP guests including football legend and World Cup winner Sir Bobby. 

The game will kick off at 7.45pm. Tickets are available online at www.burtonalbionfc.co.uk/tickets. 

Call 01283 565938 for any further ticketing information. 



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