We will have our match report online after the pre-season game with Vitesse Arnhem at SJP today as soon as we can. We’ll work out who will do the honours today at some point. All of our match reports are written by people at the actual game rather than off the telly. May we commend Arnhem on an excellent club crest.
In the meantime, we have the true faith (TF126) SUMMER SPECIAL available for you to click onto and have a good, proper read. true faith is Newcastle United’s longest running and most popular fanzine. It is absolutely and completely FREE. You can read it on any device (we prefer an i-pad or tablet) you choose but whichever way you read it, just read it.
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In April, Mark ‘Run Geordie Run’ Allison left his native North East to begin his journey to Portugal – and the start line for his 2,650 mile charity run across Europe.
Today, (28th July) the software developer from Bedlington, Northumberland, returned home having raised £42,520 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children’s Foundation.
His European run, sponsored by SOS Group Ltd., was 2,650 miles and 83 days long and included both the Pyrenees and Alps mountain ranges.
Beginning in Lisbon, Portugal, Mark ran around 38 miles a day and finished in Belgrade, Serbia, on Friday (22 July).Read More »
With working for a few days down in the big smoke this week, when I realised NUFC were playing a friendly at Southend on Tuesday night I thought champion I’ll have some of that. Roots Hall being a ground that I hadn’t visited in the early 90’s.
Tuesday arrived and after finishing work. I headed straight up to Southend. The train journey to Prittlewell (station closest to the ground) from Liverpool Street was a pleasant one and memories of Southend away matches came flooding back, in particular listening on the radio to the 4-0 hammering on New Year’s Day 1992, this on the day of my wonderful Grandad’s passing.Read More »
Last night the GALLOWGATE FLAGS group reached the pre-season £5000 target it had set for itself with a good ten days before the start of the season.
From a standing start this is a fantastic achievement and made only possible through the donations of rank and file supporters committed to making the new season a step-change in the atmosphere around United following the appointment of Rafa Benitez as manager on his own terms.
A big chunk of the £5000 raised has already been invested in the purchase of some 470 flags and together with the donation of additional flags its no exaggeration to say there may be over 500+ flags on The Gallowgate for Black & White Day when Rafa and what looks like a virtually new squad return to St James’ Park.Read More »
Those who have been reading true faith for any length of time will know occasionally we give a nod to the sub-culture of terrace chic and pass comment on what has been worn around football over the last 30-40 years as a reasonable commentary on passing fads. Some might regard it as a form of social commentary and some might regard it as some knob-heads talking about clothes. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. Please look away now if you are a bit sensitive about having the piss taken out of your new Stone Island jacket.
Over the last few issues of the fanzine, Ross Jenkins has been focusing in on some iconic brands which have become firmly identified with lads at the match and which retain an attraction to this day.
In the current issue of true faith, Ross has cast his eye on Lacoste, which for many of us of a certain vintage was the must-have polo shirt of the 1980s. Hands up if you spent time casting glances at an arrange of pastel shades through the windows of Marcus Price (ask your Dad) before meandering to the George and Dragon for a pint of Ex en-route to SJP?
Anyway, enough nostalgia for now, Lacoste has retained its attraction and in this excellent piece by Ross he describes the roots of this label and its meaning today in the stands of British football.
You can get at Ross’s brilliantly written piece by clicking here.
You can also follow Ross on twitter here – @
You can also get straight at at the whole SUMMER SPECIAL of true faith (TF126) by simply clicking on the image as below and you will be instantly taken to 136 pages of Newcastle United’s most popular and long-running fanzine.Read More »
As anyone who has been following the progress of the new GALLOWGATE FLAGS group will know, significant progress has been made in garnering the co-operation of Newcastle United and in fund-raising for new flags and banners ahead of the new season.
The latest step in the activities of GALLOWGATE FLAGS is to declare the first home game of the 2016/17 season v Huddersfield on Saturday 13/Aug/16 as a Black & White Day.
This is the first competitive fixture at St James’ Park since Rafa Benitez committed to the club as manager and it will be the first game many of the team Rafa is building will play at home as United players.
What this means is that GALLOWGATE FLAGS will be organising the biggest ever display of flags and banners ever seen at St James’ Park.Read More »
Those of you who have been reading true faith for any time will be aware that one of our faithful Black & White tribe, John Milton, formerly of the parish of Heaton has been billeted in Rio in that Brazil for these last number of years. For some reason, John has exchanged the delights of Chilli Road for the beaches of Rio and a sunshine lifestyle in one of the world’s greatest cities. Each to their I own I suppose. I’m not jealous. At all. No, really.
Whilst John has been out in Rio, our man in the favelas has treated us to some wonderful insights and writing about life in Brazil but especially its football culture but one that is uniquely written by a Mag discovering all of this for the first time. John has managed to swerve the samba football cliches and waded through the undergrowth of Brazilian football and produced some outstanding pieces for us. There isn’t another fanzine anywhere which has been able to match this or come anywhere near this level of coverage.
As your gob-shite fanzine is committed to giving you an alternative view, in the latest issue John has completed a trilogy of pieces detailing the life of perhaps the greatest Brazilian footballer that has ever played, namely Pele.
John’s pieces though have looked at every element of Pele’s life, his emergence, his status and achievements as well as his career in the US, his family life and his various links with FIFA etc. Its an absolutely fascinating read.
I’m delighted to say, you can get at John’s final piece in this latest issue of true faith (TF126). All you need to do is to click here and you’ll be taken to a brilliant article. Get a cold bottle, fire up the tablet and kick back with a brilliant piece of writing, written by one of your fellow supporters focusing on one of the world’s best ever players.
And all absolutely FREE and superbly illustrated and presented in the country’s best fanzine.
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