Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock was as fierce as they come.Picture: SUPPLIED

Your Local Paper presents Caney’s Corner Live, in association with AMA Waste, an evening with Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

Countless emails, messages and meet ups.

It’s not been an easy decision to work out how we attempt to take the Caney’s Corner Live concept forward. It was never meant to be a one-off but after a hugely promising start – and that’s all it was – event two was always going to be tricky.

Given the enjoyment of an evening with Norwich City legends Iwan Roberts and Darren Huckerby, did we go down a similar route? 

Or would that take us along an already packed Canaries path with amazing offerings from my old newspaper and radio friends and  next generation such as YouTube and ITV starlet Jack Reeve.

So the decision was made to step away from the Yellows, – for now, although there are still options available for more Canaries nights in the future.

Once football had been nailed, due to its wider reach, it was a case of finding guests, prices and working out a date that suited all parties. 

Thankfully the Duke’s Head, photographer Paul Tibbs, PA man Paul Searle and my “bosses” at Your Local Paper, Alan Taylor and Gary Bush, could work with September 5 – as could Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock.

He’s a big character who will have plenty of tales that should have the crowd in stitches again.

The icing on the cake arrived when Ben Lukey agreed for AMA Waste to become our sponsor. It’s vital support, in many ways, that helps as we continue to grow this dream of mine that’s become a reality. 

Different sports are coming. Different names are coming. Different locations could be coming. But for now, let’s all enjoy a visit from Razor.

The Ruddock file

NEIL ‘RAZOR’ RUDDOCK

Born: May 9, 1968 – Wandsworth

Height: 6ft 2in

Clubs: Millwall,
Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Liverpool, QPR (loan), West Ham, Crystal Palace, Swindon, Wellingborough Whitworth

Honours: League Cup winner 1995, Full Members Cup finalist 1992

Transfer fees: £3.75m

Internationals:
England u21 x 4,
England B x 1, England x 1 (v Nigeria, 1994)

Professional record:
364 games, 30 goals


When: Thursday, September 5

Where: Duke’s Head Hotel, King’s Lynn, 7.30pm

Who: Former professional footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

VIP tickets: £35
(limited numbers)

These include: 

Meet and greet

Reserved front row(s) seating

Signed print

Professional photo
with Razor

Standard tickets: £20
(unreserved seating/standing)

How to get tickets: Visit eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘Caney’s Corner Live’ and buy online. Or purchase them (cash only) from Your Local Paper’s office off King Street, King’s Lynn.

Fans with Darren Huckerby, front left, and Iwan Roberts at the first Caney’s Corner Live event at the Duke’s Head.Pictures: PAUL TIBBS.

Make a full night of it

The Duke’s Head has excelled to celebrate the second Caney’s Corner Live event. 

Not only are they hosting it again in their Walpole Ballroom, they have teamed-up with Your Local Paper to produce a special offer for guests attending the evening’s fun.

The Caney’s Corner Live deal offers a cosy double bed and breakfast offering on September 5 for two for just £69. 

To take up the deal call 01553 774996 and state you’re attending Caney’s Corner Live.


LAST WEEK – WE ASKed… 

Which u21s player will become a full England regular?

You Voted… 

Phil Foden

43%

James Maddison

44%

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

8%

Dean Henderson

5% 

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 This week’s poll…

Who would you like to take to the stage for the third Caney’s Corner Live event? 

Football player(s)

Boxer(s)

Rugby player(s)

Cricket player(s)

Get involved, vote and comment, on Twitter
@GavinCaney

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