MATCH REPORT: Hull City 0 Newcastle United 3, KC Stadium, 31/Jan/15, KO: 12:45, Premier League. Att: 23,925

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This away day had everything. A great win, Cabella’s first goal for the club and an cheating ex-Mackem bastard to boot. As this was my birthday weekend, we decided to stop over in York on the way back from Hull so we boarded the train early on Saturday morning in high spirits. After quickly dumping the bags at the hotel, we were on the short hop to Hull but not before a slight delay to the train caused by Mags doing what can only be described as pissing all over the place (according to the Train staff mind you and … Continue reading

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Win two tickets to see Sir Les on March 27th. This event is promoted by MJK Sports Events who are leaders in their field. Those who attended the Kevin Keegan event last May will confirm what an excellent night it was – superbly organised and high quality throughout. The talk-in is on Friday 27/Mar/15 at the Lancastrian Suite, Dunston, Gateshead from 7pm. There have seldom been more popular and well-liked players than the great Sir Les Ferdinand who led the line in one of the best and most charismatic sides many of us have ever seen and will ever see. … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Hull City v Newcastle United, KC Stadium, 31/Jan/15, KO: 12:45pm, Premier League.

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So, since our last outing vs. Southampton, we now know the drill, if we didn’t before, that a decision on the permanent filling of the Head Coach has been pushed back until the end of the season and until then (at least), John Carver will be leading on team selection, team training, formations and tactics. Whether you or I think that, that is good, bad or indifferent, is largely irrelevant, that’s what’s happening. At least it’s ‘out there’ officially and we know where we stand. What Pardew left behind, in terms of a squad, had areas that needed improving. You … Continue reading

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true faith : GIRL AFRAID


JANUARY SICK AND TIRED, YOU’VE BEEN HANGING ON ME – Poor January it really is the ‘Monday’ of the months isn’t it? The anti-climax of Christmas, cold, dark days, empty pockets from an over indulged Christmas. We make it worse by making it the month that we make promises about health regimes, no alcohol, signing up for a gym membership, stopping those vices. When really it should be the month we take stock, comfort ourselves and stuff the fads. I bloody hate January and I’m not particularly very fond of February either, however February means we are a month closer to … Continue reading

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true faith : THE SPECIAL (Hull City (a))


The true faith team that put THE SPECIAL together had a week off last weekend as our er, heroes consoled themselves (cough) on the weekend of the FA Cup Fourth Round with a jolly-up in the sunshine that previous history tells us will do nothing for results. But we will be back in the old routine this weekend and whether you are heading to Humberside for the game against the Tigers (grrr) or down the pub to watch it on an iffy channel or if you are somewhere else in the world watching it on God knows where or searching … Continue reading

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Two years ago, detailed preparations for a very special charity night were in full swing.  Sir Bobby Robson – A Celebration, supported by Virgin Money, was a star-studded fundraising event that brought together family, friends, musicians, comedians, football greats and admirers to remember Sir Bobby on the night he would have turned 80 (18th February 2013). Now the people who volunteered their time to make that evening at The Sage Gateshead such a huge success have come back together, at Lady Elsie’s invitation, to see the incredible, life-saving technology their efforts have helped fund for cancer patients in the North … Continue reading

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AGM Update – Chair’s Report & Treasurer’s Report AGM Reports The AGM of NUST took place on Wednesday 21st January at The Mining Institute, Neville Hall which is next to the Central Station. Our Chairman Norman Watson gave a report on the previous year. This was the fifth NUST annual general meeting. Norman was appointed Chair of the Trust shortly before the first AGM which took place in January 2011, having been elected to the Board following the initial election of Board Members. The Chairman’s report centres on NUST activity since the previous report submitted to the AGM in January … Continue reading

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So, Newcastle United has decided to appoint John Carver as temporary trainer between now and the rest of the season. The spin coming out of St James’ Park is that Lee Charnley will make a measured, long term decision on the future of the trainer position at the end of the season when it is considered the field of interested candidates will have greater quality. Do you believe it? Please participate in the enclosed survey to let us know the feeling of those of you who read true faith. Click here.   That is all.

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true faith: DISCUSSION DAY #3


To no-one’s great surprise and despite (cough) 80 applications for the job of Newcastle United trainer, Lee Charnley has been unable to appoint a successor to Alan Pardew. This has left him with little alternative than to turn to John Carver who will pick the team for the remaining 16 matches of the season. So, what do you make of it all? Is this just yet another example of the club’s failure to get anything right? Another chapter in the gross mismanagement of Newcastle United since Ashley took over in 2007? Do we swallow the spin being put about by … Continue reading

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THRU BLACK & WHITE EYES – Deadline Day – 25/Jan/15


Just before I sat down to type up this blather, I was of course delighted to receive my Sunday morning e-mail from Newcastle United, letting me know about some of the fantastic new deals they have on tickets and their fantastic new merchandise. They were less forthcoming about what needs to be done to cancel season ticket direct debits and what the point is of supporting a club that is simply drifting. It’s becoming a regular occurrence of mine now – I meet someone who I’ve only ever got to know from supporting United and/or running this fanzine and they … Continue reading

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