Abbott enjoys all-stars game

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott joined a number of Premier League stars in an All-Stars XI on Sunday.

Last Updated: 08/10/12 at 15:04

Abbott: Enjoyed the break from management

Abbott: Enjoyed the break from management

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Abbott played a cameo role in defender Peter Murphy's testimonial at Brunton Park and as well as Carlisle-born Norwich striker Grant Holt, Swansea forward Danny Graham and Sunderland goalkeeper Westwood, fellow Cumbrians old boys Richard Keogh, Kevin Gray, Chris Lumsdon, Chris Billy, Andy Preece, Tom Cowan, Paul Murray, Richie Foran, Ian Harte and Evan Horwood joined in the fun.

"We're delighted for Peter because it has been a fantastic afternoon," said Abbott, whose side secured a third straight away win in League One at Walsall 24 hours earlier.

"The sun was shining, the fans have turned out and the players have come up here to support the event and turn it into a real occasion.

"It was great to be out there and I thought I did quite well! I had to keep Kav (assistant Graham Kavanagh) in check and I'm sure he benefited from having me beside him.

"Seriously though it was good to see so many people here to mark the 10 years, more now, and it was great to see so many familiar faces. The pace of the job means you don't keep up with people as much as you would like and things like this are fantastic. We're all pleased for Peter and he'll be feeling quite pleased and proud with how it all went."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling insists he is not a 'money-grabber'

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not a “money-grabber” as his contract wrangle at Anfield rumbles on.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila keen on new loan for Jason Denayer

Celtic manager Ronny Deila will try to persuade Jason Denayer and Manchester City to extend the centre-back's loan.

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company