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Clarkie stars in Newcastle game

last updated Thursday 19th July 2001, 10:20 AM
Lee Clark
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MIDDLE-AGED footballers were stunned when a pounds 5 million Premiership star joined in their five-a-side kickabout.

Fulham midfielder Lee Clark, 28, dazzled the other players with his close control and passing, but also took a turn in goal to give their opponents a chance.

But the pounds 20,000-a-week player's stint at the Newburn leisure centre in his home town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne could earn him a rocket from club bosses for risking injury.

Centre manager Rob Burgess, said: "I think he turned out for a mate on the team.

"There's always a risk of injury when you play on Astroturf. It's quite slippy. And it does seem a bit silly playing with 40-year-olds when you're worth all that money.

A Fulham official said the club was trying to contact Lee but added: "We believe it was just a non-competitive game."

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