THRU BLACK & WHITE EYES – Fail – 22/Dec/14


Alan Pardew simply has to go. This man has made history as the most incompetent coach to ever lead our club into derby matches. But that’s not the only reason he should resign. He has the worst record in derby matches of any other since 1892 and I expect if he is still doing whatever the fuck he does for the trip to Wearside later this season, he’ll lose that one as well. The man is a bum. If the defeats to Sunderland were some kind of blemish on an otherwise sparkling managerial record at United I think we would … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 1, St James’ Park, 21/Dec/14, KO: 1:30pm, Att: 52,315


And so to the latest abomination in the life of Newcastle United under Mike and Alan.  For the third season running, we lost at home to our biggest rivals, for the third season in a row we failed to score and for the umpteenth time in a row we failed to perform in a ‘must win’ game under our smarmy, bullshitting boss.  Steven Taylor thankfully returned to the starting line up ahead of Williamson, with Janmaat and Sammy also returning to the side after the pathetic capitulation in our other big game this week, whilst to the delight of absolutely … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Sunderland, St James’ Park, 21/Dec/14, KO: 1:30pm, Premier League.


So, here we go. It’s that time again. I’ve got all under control, relax people.  Sunday’s itinerary  5:45 alarm. Shower & Dress in lucky match day attire 6:15 sacrifice a lamb to appease vengeful gods, who’ve not been too helpful lately 7:00 beer in shields 7:45 sacrifice a goat in case vengeful gods missed the lamb, got to get their attention 8:30 taxi to Newcastle. Lash copious amounts of beer down 11:15 sacrifice rooster in case lazy, lazy, vengeful gods have been having a Sunday lie in!!! 11:20 much more beer 1:30 cross fingers and hope Pardew and the lads … Continue reading

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true faith : THE SPECIAL (Mackems (h))


Well, with gut-wrenching predictability, United crashed and burnt at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night with over 4000 Mags making  a mid-week trip to the capital only a few days after we sold out the away end at Arsenal along the road. Eight goals shipped as we capsized in fairly typical fashion. Loads of screw-ups on the night, outside, on the pitch and another Cup debacle to add to Pardew’s ever-growing collection. This is/was a big week for Newcastle United and part one has sunk without trace. The second part will likely define our season. Ahead of the derby we … Continue reading

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true faith : NEWS FROM NOWHERE


As Tyneside and Wearside awaits the first instalment of the twice yearly “Two bald men fighting over a comb” competition that takes place on Sunday there is a free Saturday for most United fans. What better way to spend it than heading down to a local non-league game and getting behind clubs that are in need of added support and the finances that inevitably come with it. Twenty fours before the first Tyne-Wear clash of the season there is another clash involving clubs from both sides of the water in the second tier of the Northern League and it is … Continue reading

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NORTHERN THREADS – Hamburg Trainers


Right then, all of you trainer fetishists out there, pay some bloody attention because our friends and sponsors, Northern Threads have these rather fetching adidas HAMBURG in stock and you need to stir yourselves quick snap pronto rapido to make sure you get your little Geordie trotters into them. Just click here to get at them and move quick. Here is more news about the adidas trainer line at Northern Threads: Pre Orders | Adidas Topanger and Superstar December 18, 2014 PRE ORDERS – After an amazing 2014, Adidas have not stopped themselves from delving into that infamous archive of … Continue reading

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true faith : GIRL AFRAID


ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – Well that’s my Christmas Do done and dusted and I have escaped unscathed for another year, well apart from a 3 day hangover. Cards have been sent, Dec’s are up and the end of the shopping is nigh. The shops at this time of year are a fear to behold. Hot, packed, irate shoppers getting stressed. All these things done, to a back ground of obligatory Christmas music. I worked in a supermarket as a teenager and will never forget the constant re run of Christmas songs piped through to the shop floor. I always … Continue reading

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A very special collection of football memorabilia will be auctioned early next year to raise funds for North East cancer charity, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. 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. Along with fellow fan, Liam Sweeney, he was travelling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle United play in a pre-season tournament. An incredibly dedicated football supporter, John missed just one Newcastle United game, home and away, in 40 years.  He was also an avid collector of … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: Tottenham Hotspur 4 Newcastle United 0, White Hart Lane, 17/Dec/14, Ko: 7:45, League Cup. Att: 34,677

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I’ve just found out on social media that upwards of 2,000 NUFC fans missed kick off for this game due to another United ‘fan’ setting off a flare inside the stairwell of the ground. I arrived at the ground just before 19 30. We didn’t get in the ground until nearly 20.15.  Travelled down from Newcastle, paid for hotels etc – missed half an hour of the game. What a waste of time and money. The Police and Spurs were fucking useless as well. No one knew why they weren’t letting fans in as kick off approached. You asked a police … Continue reading

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true faith : WEEKLY PODCAST

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Alex and the lads have been doing their usual thing this week and they discussing the major issues of the day in this here their weekly podcast for true faith. For those of you who like this stuff Alex and Co. do a mini-podcast for The Special (which is out every match-day) so you can plenty stuff down your lug-holes from this quarter. Anyway, like so much of what we put out for you, its absolutely FREE. Just click here to get at it.     You can subscribe to true faith and get instant access to one of the best … Continue reading

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