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 Post subject: Bradley Lowery's mate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:31 pm 

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https://www.safc.com/news/team-news/2017/june/jermain-defoe-joins-bournemouth

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Jermain Defoe has signed for AFC Bournemouth on a three-year deal.

The striker made 93 appearances in red and white in all competitions, scoring 37 goals while cultivating an ever-lasting relationship with the Sunderland fans.

Defoe, 34, also reignited his England career while on Wearside with Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate recalling him in March 2017, and he did what he does best with a Wembley return resulting in his 20th international goal.

And it’s the goals he’ll be remembered for, with the striker cementing his Sunderland legacy thanks to derby-day magic, hat-tricks and mesmerising solo efforts that will never be forgotten.

He also netted his 150th Premier League goal during his time at the club, and exits Wearside standing seventh on the all-time PL goalscorers list.

Club accolades also fell Defoe’s way and deservingly so, with the England international winning the Player of the Year award in each of his two full seasons on Wearside.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Jermain for his contribution and wish him well for the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Bradley Lowery's mate
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:32 pm 

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I imagine that I am not the only one who is sorry to see him leave and who wish him all the very best in the future. Good Luck JD.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:52 am 
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Twitter message from JD to SAFC fans (I know it is HITC but it is good).
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/06/29/je ... er/page/1/


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:02 am 

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Tufty wrote:
Twitter message from JD to SAFC fans (I know it is HITC but it is good).
http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/06/29/je ... er/page/1/



He's a good man.


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 Post subject: Re: Bradley Lowery's mate
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:36 pm 
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Did everything we could have expected of him and more.



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 Post subject: Re: Bradley Lowery's mate
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:59 pm 
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JD popped up from Bournemouth to see Bradley who is getting worse. Nice to see that JD still cares about him. :D :clap:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-40467110


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:13 pm 

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This is too sad for words.


His Mum says he is very weak.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:57 am 
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It's really touching seeing the pictures of Jermaine with Bradley. They have such a close bond.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:47 pm 
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On line petition to name the East stand after Bradley Lowery. I've just added my name.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest- ... ge-Stadium


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:23 am 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40524081

BBC- video

A poignant interview with Jermain Defoe.

Well worth a watch, but you will need a hanky.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:01 pm 
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JD to be honoured at NE football writers award this month. Jermain is attending the event to receive the North East Personality of the Year trophy, a special award given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the wider community.

https://www.safc.com/news/club-news/201 ... e-honoured


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:59 pm 

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Tufty wrote:
JD to be honoured at NE football writers award this month. Jermain is attending the event to receive the North East Personality of the Year trophy, a special award given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the wider community.

https://www.safc.com/news/club-news/201 ... e-honoured


Rightly so!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:56 pm 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42930648

Jermain Defoe to be honoured for friendship with Bradley Lowery

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The pair developed a strong friendship in the months before Bradley's death in July last year

Former Sunderland footballer Jermain Defoe is to be honoured for his friendship with young Bradley Lowery.

The six-year-old avid Sunderland fan, from Blackhall Colliery in County Durham, died in July 2017 from a rare form of childhood cancer.

He was a mascot for the Black Cats and struck up a close friendship with Defoe, who now plays for Bournemouth.

The player is to be named Personality of the Year at the North East Football Writers' Association's annual awards.

The award, which is given in association with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation cancer charity, recognises those who use their position in football to benefit the wider community.

The youngster's plight touched thousands of well-wishers and a charity in his name was launched by his parents after hundreds of thousands of pounds was raised.

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Bradley was a special guest and walked down the red carpet at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in 2016

Bradley died on 7 July last year having been diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was 18 months old.

Defoe said he had an "instant connection" with Bradley after visiting the ill youngster in hospital and regularly travelled to the family home to see him.

Sir Bobby's widow, Lady Elsie, said: "The special connection between Bradley and Jermain was apparent for everyone to see. I'm very proud that Jermain is receiving our award because it recognises his wonderful compassion and his commitment to helping other children with cancer in Bradley's memory.

"The passion for football in this region means it has great power to do good. The friendship between Bradley and Jermain, and all the positive things that have happened because of it, is proof of that."

Colin Young, secretary of the North East Football Writers' Association, added: "The very special friendship between Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe touched the whole country.

"It started from a joint love of football and Sunderland Football Club and blossomed into a bond which was an inspiration to millions of fans across the world."

The awards ceremony is due to take place on 25 February.


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