true faith – CLASSIC T-SHIRTS – ON SALE NOW!

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As the more observant amongst you will have noticed, we’ve been knocking out a few t- shirts over the last few weeks and they have proven very popular. A big thanks to all of you who have stumped up the necessary for them and we hope you love what we have managed to knock out. Over the season and hopefully beyond we hope to bring a few more styles and designs and our focus will always be to bring out items which speak about the culture of our support for Newcastle United, its history and the city-region we all love … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: York City 2 Newcastle United 1, Bootham Crescent, 29/Jul/15, KO: 7:45pm (Friendly).

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So just over 5,000 people and the turf of Bootham Crescent saw the first appearance of Mitrovic on British soil, but the lack of service must be a talking point for Newcastle fans. Despite lots of possession throughout the 90 minutes the Magpies failed to make it count, undone by a four minute double blast from the Minstermen as Anthony Straker bundled in the first before trialist Reece Thompson curled in a superb second on the 20 minute mark. For the away side Rolando Aarons, Siem De Jong and Ajoze Perez looked dangerous and good on the ball but they … Continue reading

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THE MAGPIE BRAND – New Magpie Shirt On Sale Now!

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Today we launch The Magpie Brand and its first product The Magpie Shirt – available at www.themagpiebrand.co.uk later this evening. The Magpie Shirt is priced at just  £27.74 for adult sizes and just under £23.74 for the youth sizes, which is cost price (including UK delivery). This offers amazing value when you consider the price of the official offering. Thousands of supporters look on with embarrassment and disgust at the current Wonga clad black, blue and white replica kits. For many, they are simply not an attractive or financially viable option that represents them – the proud members, supporters and lifeblood of … Continue reading

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A VERY FRIENDLY MATCH PREVIEW: York City v Newcastle United, Bootham Crescent, 29/Jul/15, KO: 7:45pm

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I was 9 years old when my Dad first took me to watch York City. On the 2nd October 1993 I saw my beloved Minstermen beat Cardiff City 5-0. An incredible achievement if it happened now – back then it was just a slightly better win than normal! During the summer York had won a hard fought play-off final at Wembley to gain promotion to Division Two, seeing off Crewe Alexandra on penalties – not long after Newcastle had stormed to the Division One title under Kevin Keegan. This had not gone un-noticed in my family down here in North … Continue reading

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true faith : CALLING ALL WRITERS, BLOGGERS …ANYONE WITH AN OPINION

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The new season is only a matter of a few short weeks away from us now and deep in the bowels of the true faith bunker, work continues apace on a whole new re-design of the new website which we are hoping to have ready for you in the next couple of weeks. We are working towards greatly increasing the content we have available online and to provide you all with a place to share all kinds of different opinions on our beloved Newcastle United, football in general and the whole gamut of following football in 2015. That is why … Continue reading

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true faith : SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN – Mitrović Serbian Profile.

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Heartbreaking farewells, early departures and crooked managing boards are all important parts of the Partizan Belgrade club ethos. When you follow the Black & Whites of Belgrade it doesn’t take too long to become disillusioned and realise that rich foreign clubs will inevitably come after your most gifted bairns (there will always be odd Azeri or Spanish Secunda team to take on the crap ones). Despite winning the league confidently back in 2011-12 Partizan were struggling in front of the goal.  Marko Šćepović was lazy and on his way out.  Ditto his useless brother. Stevan Jovetić long gone to Fiorentina. One bloke … Continue reading

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NEWCASTLE UNITED SUPPORTERS TRUST – FSF Elections – NUST Elected

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NUST informed it’s members last week that Board Member and True Faith fanzine editor Michael Martin had been nominated for election to the Football Supporters Federation national Council. We are pleased to confirm that Michael was successful and joins the FSF Council for a period of 12 months. After a long association with the FSF, the Trust is delighted to report Michael’s successful nomination which will help contribute further to the NUST/FSF affiliation and will continue the important work both organisations have been undertaking with regard to the wider ‘supporter issues. NEWCASTLE UNITED SUPPORTERS TRUST BOARD 

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MATCH REPORT: Sheffield United 2 Newcastle United 2, Bramall Lane, 26/Jul/15, Att: 12,002

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Day got off to a great start, got off train at Sheffield and went into their brilliant station bar The Tap for a beery brekkie and in there was Paralympian Steven Miller having literally a (liquid) breakfast of champions. Anyway onto the match we made our way toward Bramall lane on a drizzly day. As usual pre-match away end was lively and loud. Made our way to seats in upper tier of the stand and the team wearing the 3rd kit started off brightly, passing it about and Cissé hit the post early on. Unfortunately we were surrounded by a … Continue reading

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FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS FEDERATION – Annual and Women at the Match Reports

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As regular readers will know this humble fanzine has long been fully supportive of the Football Supporters Federation, what it represents and the campaigns it supports and leads. Therefore we’ll always be more than happy to publicise their work here as well as offer support where and when requested. So, we are pleased to bring to your attention the latest Football Supporters Federation’s Annual Report which you can get at simply by clicking here Similarly, a further report, Women at the Match Report is also here and it is described as one of the largest piece of research ever conducted in … Continue reading

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true faith : RADIO SHOW / PODCAST

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As regulars will know Alex and his Pod Squad have themselves a regular Friday night slot at 7 pm on Radio Northumberland and that has been continuing over the close-season. Over these football free weeks (I’m not counting the pre-season friendlies as proper football) our true faith podcast team have been discussing various subjects from the Newcastle United drawer and whilst last week’s included the Alan Pardew era at United, this week’s was a more interactive theme and led on the worst and best away games we’ve been to as fans. Obviously, this theme is hugely subjective and dependent upon … Continue reading

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