NORTHERN THREADS – You Must Create

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YMC YMC (You Must Create), a highly significant British label, and one which we are proud to stock. Here is a look at their latest drop of the Spring Summer 2015 collection. Click here to have a look at the excellent range of YMC now in stock at Northern Threads. Northern Threads is a premier outlet for designer clothes with an international reach but which is based here on Tyneside. Northern Threads has two stores based in central South Shields. Both are a short walk from South Shields Metro Station at Fowler St. (adjacent to the Denmark Centre) and on … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Aston Villa, St James’ Park, 28/Feb/15, KO: 3pm, Premier League.

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We go into this game hoping the team rectifies the dismal display in Manchester last week where we were both outfought and out thought with individual errors not helping matters. This Villa side we come up against have troubles of their own and currently sit in 19th position in the table having recently appointed cockney gobshite Tim Sherwood as manager in an attempt to turn their fortunes around. Hopefully the Saturday 3 o’clock factor will help towards a better atmosphere at the game but the chances are this will be negated by the apathetic mood created by the boring style … Continue reading

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true faith : PARISH NOTICES (Updated)

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EVERYBODY OUT  Its a regular occurrence for readers of this site to raise the subject of a mass boycott of season tickets as a means of bringing pressure to bear on Mike Ashley. Supporting such an action is a completely legitimate view. However, those who believe such a mass season ticket boycott is the way ahead (and I’m not convinced it is (a) deliverable or (b) will deliver the desired result – which is good, strong, ambitious ownership for the club) really do need to take responsibility for pursuing such a campaign themselves. Form yourselves into a clearly defined group, … Continue reading

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true faith : THE SPECIAL (Aston Villa (h))

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After a weekend best forgotten true faith’s team that puts THE SPECIAL together will be back in the groove this week and pulling together brand new material for you ahead of the votal home game with Aston Vile at St James’ Park. More than one or two of us will be demanding we give this lot a sturdy push towards relegation. We will never forget 24/May/2009 and the dickhead manner in which they behaved. THE SPECIAL will be delivered to your in-box and will be packed with comment and views ahead of the weekend’s game but also the game in general. There will … Continue reading

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true faith : WEEKLY PODCAST

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Alex and the lads have been quiet for a couple of weeks but are now back behind the microphones and talking about the thing that matters most – Newcastle United Football Club. I think you can guess the tone of this week’s podcast but nevertheless, these words come from lads who follow United home and away, so are worthy of a listen. Its all absolutely FREE. Just click here.  That is all.      

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true faith : SOUL BADGES – on sale now!

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As promised our new badges are NOW ON SALE!  As ever with our badges, they are not mass-produced and likely to become of interest to collectors in years to come. For these two badges we have decided to borrow the Northern Soul theme with the badge as well as the two parts of St James’ park which have traditionally given Newcastle United its most vociferous support. Many of us have stood on the concrete terraces of The Leazes and/or The Gallowgate down the years and many of us now have our seats in the same ends of the ground populated by … Continue reading

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THRU BLACK & WHITE EYES – Broken Pieces – 23/Feb/15

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Where now for Newcastle United? The season is dying on its arse, just like the same time last year and everywhere I look there is rancour between and within the component parts of what constitutes the Newcastle United community. Much of last week witnessed The Chronicle (or at least one of its main football writers) apparently skipping down the Groat Market every morning determined to be the cheer-leaders for John Carver’s coronation as permanent Head Coach of Newcastle United following Alan Pardew’s escape from St James’ Park at the end of last year. A series of sympathetic headlines and the … Continue reading

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NEWCASTLE UNITED SUPPORTERS TRUST – Living Wage for Premier League Clubs

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Premier League football clubs have just got a ‘windfall’ that means they’ll receive £5.4 billion from TV deals. But whilst their top stars get millions, they’re still refusing to pay their ground staff a living wage! If enough of us get involved, we can change that. After a big public campaign, Chelsea FC has agreed to paytheir lowest paid staff enough to cover basics like rent and food. Big petitions to the bosses of the other clubs could force them to follow suit. There’s one petition per Premier League club. You can pick any, whether it’s the club you support, … Continue reading

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Sir Bobby Robson Foundation – JOHN ALDER’S FOOTBALL MEMORABILIA AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY

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A very special collection of football memorabilia was auctioned today (Sunday 22 February) raising £26,000 for North East and Cumbria cancer charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Bidders from across the UK and as far afield as Singapore, Dubai and Vancouver vied for the lots.  The top two lots were secured by a Newcastle resident. John Alder, from Low Fell, was one of 298 people whose lives were tragically cut short when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July last year. Along with fellow fan, Liam Sweeney, he was travelling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0, Etihad, 21/Feb/15, KO: 5:30pm, Premier League. Att: 45,602

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I’m not even sure I need to sum that up. Lets try with pitiful, pathetic and painful for starters. Yesterday was just another day in my long painful divorce with Newcastle United. As I’ve said on so many occasions this just isn’t fun any more. Being a resident in the most arrogant place in the world made yesterdays trip was a nice easy one for me. The day started with meeting a few locally based mags in the very reasonably priced oyster bar. £2.12 for pint ! That’ll always put a smile on my face. We then headed on to the … Continue reading

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