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Old October 23rd, 2014, 03:13 PM   #41
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The body of MH17 victim John Alder finally comes home to Tyneside
By Katie Davies, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, October 23rd 2014


John Alder - NUFC fan who died on flight MH17

Loved ones are finally preparing to bury MH17 victim John Alder after his body was brought back to Tyneside. The body of the devoted Toon fan has now returned to the North East and his funeral is expected to take place later this month. Plans for the private service are now underway as the family prepare to say their final goodbyes.

In a family statement issued by Durham Police they said: “The family of MH17 victim John Alder would like it to be known that John’s body has now been returned to Gateshead and would like to express their gratitude for all the support and good wishes received during this long and difficult period. Preparations are now being made for a private funeral service for John’s family and friends later this month.”


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Magnificent gesture by family of MH17 victim John Alder

The family of MH17 victim and ardent Newcastle fan John Alder, have made a magnificent gesture in memory of their loved one.

John’s sister, Joyce Robbins, has donated her brother’s massive collection of match programmes and memorabilia, with all proceeds from the auction going to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation



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A very eloquent article in the Times, today.

27th October 2014.

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A very eloquent article in the Times, today.

27th October 2014.

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Beautifully written, it really made me cry when I read it.
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Old December 20th, 2014, 02:49 PM   #45
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Grieving dad Barry Sweeney backs calls for a peaceful Tyne Wear derby day
By Katie Davies, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, December 9th 2014


Rival fans will pay tribute to two tragic Toon supporters in a gesture that could end derby day hostilities for good.

Newcastle United fan Barry Sweeney has backed calls for a calm derby day as police bid to stamp out disorder ahead of the Tyne-Wear clash. The loving dad who lost his son Liam in the MH17 tragedy is working with officers to prevent ugly scenes from erupting when Newcastle take on Sunderland on Sunday.

Supporters from opposing teams showed solidarity in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy which claimed the lives of Liam, 28, and fellow football fanatic John Alder, 63. Barry is hoping the unity will last forever, including when the teams meet on December 21st at St James’ Park. Barry, 52, of Killingworth, North Tyneside, said: “The majority of people do keep calm but sometimes there’s a small proportion of people who don’t. Since the tragedy we have built-up a solid relationship and I would love for that to last forever. I just want to keep it going".

“We’ve got to embrace the fact that two lives were lost while they were doing something they both loved so why not keep it going for them. Let’s keep this relationship forever.” The plea comes as Sunderland supporters unveil plans to pay tribute to fallen fans John and Liam before the derby kick-off. Black Cats supporters will carry a banner featuring a picture of the pair as they make their way through Newcastle city centre and up to the ground.


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the sister john alder one of the two Newcastle united supporters killed in the m17 Malaysian air craft disaster is putting up his vast collection of programmes and memorabilia up for auction at st James park ,viewing will take place in the sir bobby robson suite on Saturday 21st February and the auction will be on Sunday 22nd. Anderson and garland are giving there services free as are Newcastle united. the auctioneers believe some items are worth thousands and extremely rare. all proceeds are going to the bobby robson foundation. I hope its huge success and can only applaud john alders family for the dignified manner they have brought to the memory of john alder one of Newcastle united greatest supporters .
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John Alder: charity auction raises £26k
The auction of the football memorabilia collection of lifelong Newcastle fan John Alder, who along with Liam Sweeney was killed while en route to watch the team in New Zealand last year, raised a massive £26k for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 02:00 AM   #48
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John Alder's memorabilia auction raises £26,000 for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
By Michael Marsh, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 22nd February 2015


Part of the John Alder Collection at the Sir Bobby Robson Suite, St James Park

MH17 victim John Alder’s football memorabilia has raised a staggering £26,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The Toon fan’s array of programmes, match tickets and other collectors’ items went under the hammer at St James’ Park on Sunday. Over 40 years worth of collecting was auctioned off in one afternoon, with rare items being snapped up.


More of the John Alder football memorabilia, from the auction at St James Park

Highlights included a 1924 FA Cup Final programme between the Magpies and Aston Villa whose front cover has a picture of a Newcastle player wearing a red and white striped shirt - the result of a printer’s error. The programme was bought for £3,200.

In another emotional moment, his family purchased John’s only Magpies scarf - a 1970’s vintage piece - for £200.


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One year on from the sad events of 17th July 2014 . . .

The MH17 Anniversary - Newcastle United players to stage a minute's silence for John Alder and Liam Sweeney
By Katie Davies, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 17th July 2015


Newcastle United players will hold a minute’s silence as they mark the first anniversary of the MH17 tragedy which claimed the lives of two fans. The Magpies will gather at training on Friday in America where they will pay the tribute to John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, and as they take on Sacramento Republic in a pre-season friendly on Saturday players will wear black armbands to mark the milestone.

Liam’s dad Barry, 52, of Killingworth, said: “The club have been absolutely fantastic throughout the past year. They were there in the wake of the tragedy and haven’t forgotten Liam and John. It’s a lovely touch from the club and a great tribute to two of their most devoted fans.”

Following the tragedy a year ago the club created a memorial garden in honour of the two devoted Toon fans killed on board the Malaysia Airlines flight. The Alder Sweeney Memorial Garden, built in front of the main Milburn Stand at St James’ Park, will be a lasting tribute to any fans who die.




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MH17 anniversary: Loved ones gather at St James' Park for memorial service
By Katie Davies, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 17th July 2015


Friends and family gathered at the Alder Sweeney Memorial Garden in Newcastle to pay tribute to the fans killed in the MH17 crash

Loved ones gathered at a memorial garden for two Toon fans killed on board MH17 to pay tribute on the anniversary of their deaths. Friends and family met at the Alder Sweeney Memorial Garden, at St James’ Park, for the special service today. It marked the first anniversary of the deaths of devoted football fans Liam Sweeney, 28, and John Alder, 63, who were killed when the Malaysia Airlines flight crashed over the Ukraine.

Liam’s dad Barry, 52, of Killingworth, opened the service after flowers and wreaths were laid in the garden. A poignant moment in the memorial service, led by Reverend Glyn Evans, saw Newcastle United fan Malcolm Pegg read a Toon-themed poem, the same which was read at Liam’s funeral.

Barry said: “Today is all about remembering Liam and John. They were two football fans that went to support their teams but sadly they didn’t get there. Today’s service was very poignant and we are grateful to Glyn for carrying out the ceremony. It’s a strange day and I feel everything is happening around me but everything is out of focus. I think things will probably sink in tonight when I’m at home.”



Barry plans to visit the garden every year and he hopes that friends and family will join him. The part-time referee added: “There are a lot more people turned out today than I expected and I’m grateful to everyone who came to show their respects. It will be something I will do every year and I know the two families will gather here each year.”


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MH17 Charity Record "United We Stand", officially launched at St James' Park
By Barbara Hodgson, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 26th July 2015


Barry Sweeney, right with singer Dave 'Junior' Turner, and the United We Stand CD, at St. James Park.

Liam Sweeney and John Alder, the Toon fans killed in MH17 tragedy, have been honoured in a track released by North East singer, Dave 'Junior' Turner.

Barry Sweeney met Dave, known as Junior, earlier in the week to hear the lyrics of the track, United We Stand. Dave penned the song in memory of Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder who died on board flight MH17 en route to New Zealand to watch their team play a pre-season game. On Friday the men met outside the memorial garden at St James’ Park to officially launch the poignant song which is already selling well in aid of charity.

The song came about after Dave wrote a song for another friend for a campaign which had been posted on social media, and a mutual pal had the idea of a similar tribute to the late fans. United We Stand, which Dave created in just 48 hours, marks the first anniversary of the tragedy and has proved popular since being open to pre-order on iTunes. Dave, who also made an accompanying video, has since been contacted by iTunes to register and see its progress which he hopes will make the top 40 sales chart.

He said on Friday: “So far it’s going an absolute storm."

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MH17 tragedy: Passengers on doomed flight 'would have died soon after impact', report says
Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 13th October 2015, by Agency Staff


Barry Sweeney at West Road Crematorium with his son Liams' headstone donated by Joseph Richmond & Sons Memorials

Barry Sweeney and other grieving families have been briefed on report into plane crash over Ukraine. Investigators have found that 298 passengers on crew on board flight MH17 which was brought down by a Russian-made missile would have died very soon after it exploded. Relatives have been briefed by the Dutch Safety Board about its findings into what happened to the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Boeing 777 last July.

Ten of those who died in the disaster over rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine were British. Barry Sweeney, whose 28-year-old son Liam was on board, a Newcastle United Supporting on-route to a pre-season friendly match, told reporters that the families had been told that a Russian-made Buk missile exploded, hitting the cockpit first, killing the pilots. That would have caused disorientation and confusion in the rest of the plane, he said.

“Hopefully most people were unconscious by the time this happened and death would have occurred pretty quick, that is a comfort for 298 sets of relatives.” he said. Mr Sweeney’s son Liam was travelling from Newcastle with his friend John Alder to watch their beloved Newcastle United play in a pre-season tour of New Zealand. Mr Sweeney said that relatives wanted to know their loved ones had not suffered. “We cannot be 100%, but we have to think that was the case,” he told the BBC.

Relatives were told the missile could have been fired from a 320km area, he said. The DSB report did not indicate who fired the rocket. That will be addressed by criminal investigators who will report back later. A Russian state-controlled missile maker said its own investigation disagreed with the DSB findings. Yan Novikov, head of Almaz-Antey, gave a news conference but did not specify what was in the report, and he did not say whether he had been given an advance look.

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MH17 Tragedy: Barry Sweeney comes face to face with the doomed jet his son died on
By Keiran Southern, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 14th October 2015


Dutch investigators have reconstructed the MH17 plane and allowed relatives of those who died to see it, and Barry Sweeney has now come face to face with the doomed jet his son spent his last moments on.

The official report into the tragedy was released on Tuesday morning and found a Russian-made missile downed the plane. Newcastle United supporters Liam Sweeney, 28, and John Alder, 63, were flying to New Zealand to watch their beloved team and were among the 298 people who were killed when the plane came down over Ukraine.

Investigators painstakingly pieced together fragments of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and allowed relatives of those killed to see where their loved ones spent their final moments, and now Liams’s grieving dad Barry hopes coming face-to-face with the plane will bring him some comfort. He said: “It was quite emotional - seeing the plane in real life was strange. There was part of the exit door that I was allowed to touch, it was very surreal. The plane is now part of my life and part of Liam’s history."

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BELOW are some images of the pieced together MH17, from another thread on SSC . . .


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Barry Sweeney gets 'comfort' from 17th minute applause at every NUFC Match, but understands people might want to move on.
By Keiran Southern, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 26th December 2015


Barry Sweeney says that Newcastle United fans’ 17th minute applause in memory of his son Liam and his pal John Alder is a source of comfort, but he understands if people want to move on. The 54-year-old’s son, Liam, was on doomed flight MH17 alongside fellow Toon fan John Alder when a Russian-made missile downed it in July 2014. All 298 people on board were killed when the plane came down over Ukraine.

Since the tragedy, Magpies supporters have applauded on the 17th minute of every game as a show of remembrance for Liam, 28 and 63-year-old John.

Loving dad Barry admits he still welcomes the heartwarming gesture, although says he wouldn’t be hurt if people moved on in the new year. He said: “It gives us comfort. The club no longer put the prompt on the screen and I don’t want to bully people into applauding, that’s not right. You’ve got to move on and be positive. People have still been raising money for charity, so as long as that continues."

Barry revealed he is still in contact with other families who lost loved ones in the MH17 disaster, and even if the minute’s applause is faded out, Barry is certain the memory of Liam and John won’t fade with it. He said: “Not everybody does it now, there’s a lot of new people coming to the ground. In general, the main core still do it. There was a lad in front of me who gets up first and most people around me get up. It probably will stop at one point, life goes on and people forget what has gone on because there are that many tragedies."

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Sad to say, but the news about this tragedy still keeps rumbling on . . .

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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Ukraine are committed to find out the truth on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The pledge by Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was made in a joint press conference between both leaders here yesterday after their bilateral meetings.

Najib said Malaysia and Ukraine were waiting for the criminal investigation report, which is expected to be released at the end of this year.

He said after the report was published, five countries – Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine would meet again and agree on the next cause of action.

“This (meeting) is to ensure that justice can be served to those who are responsible for the incident and perpetrators for shooting down the civilian aircraft.

“With respect of the MH17, we are committed to whatever we can especially for the sake of the families who have lost their loved ones in that very tragic incident,” Najib said.

The Boeing B777 aircraft, with 298 people onboard including crew, was shot down over eastern Ukraine while traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had on July 16 said Malaysia hoped to receive the preliminary conclusions on the forensic research report of flight MH17 by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which would also include the type of weapon used and other pertinent details.

Echoing similar sentiments, Poroshenko said Ukraine was also committed to the need to complete the investigations of the MH17 tragedy, and to ensure to engage all the possible ways to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“This is our way of paying tribute to the innocent lives and as well as our duty to the victims and their families.

“I want to use this opportunity to offer my sincere condolences to all the families who suffered a lot from the disastrous terrorist attack of MH17,” he said.

Earlier, Najib and Poroshenko witnessed the signing of two treaties and an agreement between the two countries on various fields. — Bernama
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The criminal investigation into the MH17 disaster that killed two Newcastle United supporters, will deliver their initial verdicts next month.
By Keiran Southern, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 22nd August 2016

The criminal investigation into the MH17 disaster will deliver its initial results next month and is expected to name the type of missile that shot the doomed jet down and also shed light on where it was fired from. The reports focus on four subjects: the cause of the crash, the issue of flying over conflict areas, the question why Dutch surviving relatives of the victims had to wait two to four days before receiving confirmation from the Dutch authorities that their loved ones were on board flight MH17, and lastly the question to what extent the occupants of flight MH17 were conscious of the crash.

Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney, 28, of Westerhope in Newcastle, and 63-year-old John Alder, from Deckham in Gateshead, were travelling to watch their beloved team play on a pre-season tour in New Zealand when they were killed on the doomed flight. Now, the first conclusions from the investigation lead by the Dutch public prosecutor’s office are set to be delivered on September 28th. It is expected they will name the exact type of missile that brought the plane down and where it was fired from. The international team of investigators will hold a meeting in Netherlands to discuss their findings with the loved ones of those killed onboard.

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MH17 missile which killed two Newcastle United fans did come from Russia, say investigators
By Barbara Hodgson, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 28th September 2016

The missile which brought down flight MH17 did come from Russia, say investigators. That’s the finding of a criminal inquiry into the disaster which killed Newcastle superfans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, in 2014. The investigation’s interim results, which were announced on Wednesday, were given first to victims’ families who have been waiting more than two years for answers as to who was responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines aircraft. They heard that the ground-to-air missile which struck the plane as it flew over the Ukraine, killing all 298 fellow passengers and crew on board, had been brought over the border from Russian territory into east Ukraine and was fired from an area of farmland controlled by pro-Russian fighters.

The findings are being taken as confirmation of initial suggestions that a Russian-made Buk missile was smuggled in then taken back to Russia after it was fired - claims which the country has always denied.The findings were being relayed back to Barry Sweeney, dad of staunch Newcastle United supporter Liam , 28, who died alongside his fellow fan John en route to watch the team play in New Zealand. Barry, from Killingworth, North Tyneside, had not been able to attend the briefing himself but was kept up-to-date by victims’ relatives he had made friends with in the wake of the tragedy. The findings, identifying the launch location as an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi, and implicating Russian-backed separatists, now raise questions about the involvement of the Russian armed forces and the Kremlin itself.

The JIT’s investigation included examining fuselage wreckage, witness accounts, images and intercepted phone calls. With further work to be done in tracing those responsible, and the chain of command involved, the team’s investigation has been extended until January 1, 2018.

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Dad of MH17 victim Liam Sweeney wants answers over crash as new Russia claim emerges

Detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down MH17 came from a Russia-based military unit.

Grieving dad Barry Sweeney has told how he would like the Russians to own up to the MH17 tragedy, now that this new evidence has emerged. Barry Sweeney’s son Liam, 28, was travelling to New Zealand to watch his beloved Newcastle United with fellow fan John Alder, 63, when their plane was shot out of the sky.

Russia has always denied involvement in bringing down the jet.

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Dad of MH17 victim Liam Sweeney wants answers over crash as new Russia claim emerges

Detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down MH17 came from a Russia-based military unit.

Grieving dad Barry Sweeney has told how he would like the Russians to own up to the MH17 tragedy, now that this new evidence has emerged. Barry Sweeney’s son Liam, 28, was travelling to New Zealand to watch his beloved Newcastle United with fellow fan John Alder, 63, when their plane was shot out of the sky.

Russia has always denied involvement in bringing down the jet.

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The awful thing for the families is that Russia will probably never own up to their guilt in this.
Certainly while Putin is in power.
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Liam Sweeney's father 'disgusted' at alleged Russian attempts to hack MH17 investigation

Barry Sweeney, whose son died on flight MH17, has responded to the revelation that Russian military agents may have tried to interfere with attempts to uncover how plane was downed. ​"It's disgusting that they would try and take that closure away from us.", says Barry Sweeney, whose son Liam was killed on flight MH17, after it emerged Russian spies may have tried to interfere with the investigation into the atrocity.

Dutch authorities, aided by UK intelligence services, unmasked four Russian agents linked to the GRU military agency on Thursday. They are accused of being involved in an attempted cyber attack on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at a time it was investigating the Salisbury novichok attack on the Skripals in March. The military-grade hackers have also been linked to an attempt to target computers being used by those investigating the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 on July 17, 2014.

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