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Newspaper continues hunt for Amanda’s mystery man

A woman’s attempts to track down a man she met in a bar by placing an advert on the front page of a local newspaper have so far proved unsuccessful.

The woman, known only as Amanda, put an advert on the front of the Scunthorpe Telegraph in the hope of tracking down a man she had met at a bar in Huddersfield following a Scunthorpe United away game.

In its latest edition the Telgraph reports: “As the Telegraph went to press, Amanda was still waiting for her dream man to contact her. But her search has proved a big talking point among United supporters.”

The Telegraph interviewed a number of people from local supporters clubs but none of them knew who the mystery man might be.

Steve King, chairman of the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association, told the paper: “The club had one person propose to somebody on the field before a game on Valentine’s Day once but I have never, ever seen anything like this.

“Obviously, we live very sheltered lives in Huddersfield.”

Amanda’s mission to find her man also caused a stir on the paper’s Twitter page with people from Aberdeen to Stoke-on-Trent having their say.

And the advert also led senior figures in the newspaper industry to comment on her front page quest for love.

David Higgerson, head of multimedia for Trinity Mirror Regionals, wrote on his blog: “As determined efforts to follow up a chance encounter go, it’s right up there with hiring a plane and flying a message over Scunthorpe’s ground at their next home game.”

Former editor and blogger Peter Sands added: “Who is Amanda? Is she pregnant? We need to know!  One thing is certain about her though – she knows how effective advertising in your local paper can be. Good for her.”


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  • May 9, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Romance isn’t dead – it’s living in Huddersfield. Ecky thump !

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  • May 9, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Why aren’t we hearing from Amanda herself? Is she playing coy or has she switched her phone off after being bombarded with nutters and perverts?

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