Sep 18 2010 by Greg O'Keeffe, Liverpool Echo
LAST week’s column by David Prentice carried a comment from a West Cheshire League footballer who had recently played against former Everton starlet JP Kissock.
Kissock now turns out for Newton and an internet post claimed: “A mate played against him a few weeks ago and said he was really good but cocky and big-headed!”
From the reaction we have had, that comment is clearly unfair.
Newton’s chairman Alan Brookes told us: “JP was anything but big-time and we love having him here.”
Coaches at Finch Farm confirmed the view that Kissock was a level-headed down to earth lad.
And Barry Doran, manager of a building firm where JP worked, e-mailed to say: “Some of my team were sceptical that he would be ‘a big time Charlie.’ For three months JP mucked in, helped out and endeared himself to all who met him. Although I would welcome him back tomorrow, I hope not to see him in safety boots but football boots. His discipline and willingness to work (fair play to Ray Hall and Taffy) would be a wonderful addition to any group.
“We did actually feel you may have had a case for mistaken identity but the music was the clue...we don't miss that!”
So good luck JP – and apologies for any embarrassment caused.
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