Hats (OK, flat caps) off to Andy Holt. When he announced on Twitter that he had another pre-season friendly lined up and it was going to be a ‘big name’, the speculation amongst fans started.
Hang on, Andy was in Berlin the other week – maybe it’s Hertha or newly promoted Union Berlin? Bayer Leverkusen, Barcelona and Real Madrid were also mentioned in jest – with no doubt a few of Andy’s followers thinking that Premier League opposition would be more likely opponents. Now we know it’s Marseille!
Olympique de Marseille versus Accrington Stanley! A game only ever previously seen on a gaming console with a kind child giving Dad a chance; only to ‘dish out’ a drubbing for the Ligue 1 outfit from the Reds!
Whilst Buzzer completes a bowling green finish to the new pitch, the game takes place at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford (6pm kick off) on Thursday July 11th.
OASSC are running coach travel to the game , only £10, and bookings will be taken by Ken Jefferson (contact details on the Away Travel page), before he hands over Away Travel organisation to Adam Scarborough for the new season after the Morecambe pre-season game.
See you in Salford – Allez les Rouge!