true faith : PARISHNOTICES


FANS FORUM The minutes of the Fans Forum are here. You might have missed the bit though when the club concedes £18m is ear-marked in the club’s books to be heading in the direction of one Mike Ashley this financial year. We could have signed a half decent striker for less than that … and probably a centre-half. Still, Pardew reckons Ashley loves this club just like any fan. Aye, right Alan. You might also have missed the club refusing to discuss the restoration of the very popular singing corner as per Curva Nord in the Leazes End Level 7. … Continue reading

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true faith : REPORTAGE – 23/Oct/14


NEWCASTLE UNITED Pardew milking the Leicester win. Click here to read Damian Spellman in The Mail He’s also banging on here but no-one is convinced by one win over Leicester. Click here to read Liam Prendeville In The Mirror and here in The Express HBA reflecting on his carre options in The Mail. Click here. Obertan determined to prove himself at United. Craig Hope of The Mail covers this. Click here. Knobhead in lumber because of prick tweets but we know he doesn’t represent anyone and Liam Sweeney’s Dad gets it spot on as usual. Click here tom read story … Continue reading

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true faith – Issue 115 – OUT NOW


The new issue of true faith is out now and will be in the in-boxes of our beautiful readers from Byker to Brazil right now. Once again, it’s rammed chocca block with completely original content with some of the best fanzine writing anywhere in the country. We have loads of writers who have been scribbling with us for donkey’s years and and in keeping up our tradition of having at least one new writer in every new issue we have several new scribes making their debuts. This issue is over 100-pages of superbly designed fanzine with more bells and whistles … Continue reading

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true faith : GIRL AFRAID


SONGS FROM THE SOAP BOX This week I watched an interview by Polly Toynbee a Writer for The Guardian.  She interviewed John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten formerly of the Sex Pistols. It’s not often that I am impressed with a celebrity’s views on politics. However John is no ordinary bloke or rather I should say, this interview proved that he is actually an ordinary bloke who cares about his country and its future. She asks him about his Anarchist past and his views on the present government.  He’s mellowed and matured as he says and talks a lot of sense … Continue reading

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Sir Bobby Robson Foundation – ‘RUN GEORDIE RUN’ AROUND THE WORLD


Charity runner Mark ‘Run Geordie Run’ Allison has already run from John O’Groats to Land’s End, across America and, most recently, across Australia. In spite of everything he has achieved, the thousands of miles covered and thousands of pounds raised for charity, he still feels he has one more challenge he needs to complete – Mark is going to run around the world. It will take him until at least 2024 to finish the challenge and he will have to do it in eight segments as family life, work and finances permit. Mark, from Nedderton, Northumberland, explains: “Australia was the … Continue reading

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true faith : REPORTAGE – 22/Oct/14


NEWCASTLE UNITED Interesting reflections from Kieron Dyer on Graeme Souness’ er, progressive man-management style. Click here to read Craig Hope in The Mail Bad news about Siem De Jong who faces a lengthy spell out injured. The Mirror reports here Though David Wright of The Express has a different angle. Click here Aaron Flanagan of The Mirror recounts Kieron Dyer’s thoughts on his on-pitch fight with Lee Bowyer. Click here Blather and shite from the manager. Click here for his rubbish in The Journal Lee Ryder of The Chtonicle asks a very pertinent question about Haris Vuckic’s lack of progress … Continue reading

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NORTHERN THREADS – New Arrivals | John Smedley


Northern Threads welcomes John Smedley to our stockroom this season and we are amazed with the collection. With over 200 years of manufacturing to their name, John Smedley produce some of the finest knitwear around with the use of premium Merino Wool. John Smedley are a proud brand and all of their designs and manufacturing the finest quality clothing is their most important objective.                                                                         … Continue reading

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I shouldn’t have listened to him, really. Before the season had even started, I had predicted HSV as the first team to sack their manager, but a work colleague convinced me to change my prediction to Schalke at the last minute. To be honest, both were as safe a bet as you could get in German football for this particular market, with a recent history of lurking between (relative) calamity and catastrophe, as well as managerial instability. As Jens Keller had been at Schalke since December 2012, and Mirko Slomka had only been at HSV since February, I agreed that … Continue reading

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true faith : OZ ON TYNE #3


As I mentioned in my last blog, my first away trip for Newcastle (to Stoke of all places) was coming up in a few weeks, since then its been and gone, and there are more than a few stories to tell! With Monday and Tuesday booked off work, the later to cater for my monumental hangover, I jumped on the supporters coach from St James’, of course my chaperone through this whole year and good friend Andrew McTernan was with me the whole time to ‘show me the ropes’. His first away game in eight years and my very first, … Continue reading

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Lots of celebrity support for auction which raises more than £97k for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation What do F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, singer songwriter Ed Sheeran, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and British peer Earl Spencer all have in common? They’re just some of the celebrities who donated prizes to the Online Auction which has raised a staggering £97,642 for EACH and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. EACH provides care and support to life-threatened children, young people and their families across East Anglia and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is … Continue reading

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