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The Man From a Land Down Under

It was 1993 and a 15-year-old Harry Kewell had just arrived at London Heathrow Airport with his friend, Brett Emerton. Little did they know at this stage that both would go on to have highly successful football careers and be regarded as two of the finest players to come out of Australia.

After their long flight, Harry and Brett had to make their way across town to Kings Cross Station – a daunting place at the best of times for those not used to the chaos of London. For a teenager who had never left his home country, this was a real challenge. Like any good developing players, however, they found their way, made it to Kings Cross and on to Leeds where they had their first taste of Yorkshire hospitality. After initially thinking the two youngsters were trespassing at Elland Road, a security guard named Jack realised the pair were at the ground for a trial, with Harry announcing “we’re here to meet Paul Hart!” Jack led the two young players inside the iconic ground and Harry’s English journey...

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