£35 – £340

An evening with ‘The Magic Man’ Paul Merson

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Village Hotel Portsmouth

Portsmouth

PO6 3FR

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Calling all Portsmouth, Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and England football fans!

On Easter Thursday 29th March 2018, with the support of JLD Bespoke Events, The Village Hotel Portsmouth welcomes footballing legend Paul Merson for an evening of entertainment, whilst raising money for The Dorset Children's Foundation. For exclusive tickets priced from just £35 per head you will receive a delicious 3 course meal + teas & coffees. Paul will be doing an after dinner talk with interesting stories from his eventful career. He will also answer a selection of audience questions and be on hand for photos throughout the night.

Born in London, Paul Merson started his football career at Arsenal in 1984, joining the club as an apprentice. He made his 1st team debut for Arsenal on November 22, 1986 and by the 1988-89 season was a regular on the right wing making his debut for the England U21 side, and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year. At the end of the 1996-97 Premiership campaign, Paul was sold to relegated Middlesbrough in a £5 million deal - making him the most expensive player ever signed by a non-Premiership club. Paul was a highly influential player for Middlesbrough, securing promotion success as Division One runners-up in 1997-98.

In the autumn of 1998, Paul was sold to Aston Villa for £6.75 million. He quickly established himself as a fans favourite due to his creative, flamboyant brand of football. He remained at Aston Villa for nearly five years, helping them reach the 2000 FA Cup final, before he was finally given a free transfer at the end of the 2001-02 season. Paul signed for Division One club Portsmouth, and was instrumental in the club's promotion to the Premiership in 2002-03. Paul has since decided to forge a career as a media pundit, appearing frequently on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday.

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- 3 course meal with teas & coffees
- After dinner talk
- Q&A session
- Photo Opportunities
- Guest hosts
- Fun Charity quiz
- Charity auction

Menu

Starter

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup (v)

Main

Paprika Dusted Chicken Breast with Tomato and Basil Sauce, served with Dauphinoise Potato, Roasted New Potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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Mushroom, Asparagus and Butternut Squash Wellington, served with Mediterranean Potato Cake, Buttered Spinach and a Tarragon and Grain Mustard Cream Sauce (v)

Dessert

Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Filled Profiteroles, served with Dark Chocolate Sauce

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