Barry Fry and Ron Atkinson team up for an evening of football chat

PUBLISHED: 07:14 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 07:14 30 June 2017

Ron Atkinson.

Ron Atkinson.


Football fans may want to head to The Playhouse next month, as two respected former players and managers head to the High Street venue for an unmissable night.

And you can win tickets to the sport-filled evening thanks to the Mercury’s competition.

Ron Atkinson and Barry Fry will be revealing all the dressing room secrets, including the scuffles, team selection and politics which surrounds the beautiful game.

Atkinson spent his playing career at Oxford United, where he still holds the club record for appearances.

He then went in to management and won the FA Cup with Manchester United in 1983 and 1985.

Fry’s playing career ended before its time but his time in management was much more successful.

He managed Dunstable Town, Bedford Town, Maidstone United, Southend United, Barnet, Birmingham City and Peterborough United.

He is now director of football at Peterborough and will no doubt have plenty to reveal about how it all works behind the scenes at a football club.

As if that wasn’t enough, agent Eric Hall will host the evening.

He will also share some of his experiences of the weird and wonderful world of transfers and money.

An Evening with Barry Fry and Ron Atkinson will be at The Playhouse, in High Street, on July 13 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £23, are available by calling 01934 645544 or online via

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to the show.

For a chance to win, simply answer the question below.

Or, send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to: An Evening with Barry Fry and Ron Atkinson competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 10am on July 6.

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