Pre Season Friendly Games 2016

Members Andy Yates, Paul Yates and David Poole made the trip over to Ireland for the two games at Shelbourne FC and Shamrock Rovers. They were pleased to bump into the Ripon Whites,  namely Mr Kev Hunt and Heath Ochiltree, as well as other branch members Ben Simpson and Arron Grange. They were joined by John Farrell later on in proceedings.

As usual, the trio kept to the low, publicity shy profile that they are renown for whilst they were there, at least that’s what Andy said, you can make up your own minds about that.

The branch would like to extend a thank you all the people who they met out there, who made the trip so enjoyable. Andy would like to make a shout out to the Navan Whites, who he tried to get in shot for the photo but failed miserably ( see below).

We are obviously disappointed that we failed to get Statler and Waldorf to sign up to the branch, there’s always next season. The newly washed branch flag has been safely returned in one piece, as have the Yates brothers.

Unlike last season, Andy failed to secure at least one picture of himself and the current Leeds manager. Last preseason I believe he chased Uwe Rosler half way around the pitch, along with a load of people in balaclavas , to get the photo. It didn’t bode well for Mr Rosler, as he was sacked not very long into his tenure. I can’t say what happened to the people in balaclavas either.

Here’s to the start of another season, hopefully we will go up as champions.

Thanks to Andy Yates and Paul Yates for the pictures as ever, please follow us on facebook at Harrogatewhites for any further updates. Anyone wishing to join the branch, please use the form or contact the branch secretary directly at


Andy, Paul, Och and KevDave, Paul and Andy DublinDave, Paul, Andy, Thomas Broadley, James Wilkinson, Jake Porter, Alex TaylorDave, Paul, Andy, Och ShelbourneNavan Whites ShelbourneFlag in Shelbourne pubTwo Muppets and those blokes from the balconyDave, John Farrell and MuppetsFlag Shelbourne