Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough

So, that’s it then, the transfer window closed yesterday with Newcastle United as expected conducting little business save to send Vuckic to Wigan on loan, extend Ferguson’s loan deal at Millwall and complete Oliver Kemen’s curious move to Lyon having never kicked a ball for United. Contrary to speculation we didn’t sell Perez to Spurs and nor did anyone come in with serious offers for Cisse, Sissoko, Willamson, Tiote, Obertan , Krul , Elliot or Goufrann as had been widely rumoured over the last few weeks. Charlie Austin remains at QPR despite rumours to the contrary all summer and some … Continue reading

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true faith : WEEKLY PODCAST – The Andre Marriner Show


This is the Podcast that needs no introduction, our Pod squad reflect upon the refereeing atrocity that is Andre Marriner. Enjoy.  

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There is no question, the nights are about to get colder and the days at the match more than a bit on the chilly side. So, as we slip ever closer to autumn and winter, we’ve got another quality item for you and one which will be a smash with the Gallowgate and Leazes Enders who don’t like following the herd. These beanies aren’t mass produced and we won’t be able to get them from anyone other than us lot at true faith. These beanies have an excellent embroidered classic Northern Soul logo with a true faith Gallowgate and Leazes … Continue reading

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true faith : GIRL AFRAID – Bank Holiday Blues


Anyone noticed the nights are coming in? Yeah, that can buggar off!  Anyway here we are ready for the last of our summer bank holidays and I have some musical suggestions for the weekend comrades nothing else. Let’s hope the sun shines and we can get those BBQ’s out or at least have a bear in the garden. NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS – S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff is a singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. Acclaimed for his folk based, song writing, Rateliff has gained attention with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, the soulful, R&B combo he formed in 2013. … Continue reading

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true faith : TRANSFER WINDOW PODCAST – Feat. George Caulkin (The Times)


The current transfer window is due to close on 6pm on Tuesday 1/Sep/15 and this provides an opportunity to take stock of what the club has delivered over the summer and with the squad available to Steve McClaren what it might be able to achieve over this current season. We are having a true faith : PODCAST Transfer window special which will feature Podcast impressario, true faith’s very own Alex Hurst as well as the true faith editor, Michael Martin. But our very special guest is highly respected and locally based football writer, George Caulkin of The Times. We would like … Continue reading

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true faith: GALLOWGATE AND LEAZES “SOUL” Pin Badges


We have a very small stock of the classic Gallowgate and Leazes End “Soul” badges we were selling last season and we are expecting the remaining stock to go quite quickly. So, if you want one, you’ll have to get a wriggle on. None of our stuff is mass-produced so we anticipate in years to come these badges like the others we have produced will become of interest to collectors. This pin badge is another expression of a design which has proven very popular with our readers and there is no doubt those of you with a bit of taste like to have … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM NOWHERE : Heaton Stann v Alnwick Town, Grounsell Park, 31/Aug/15, KO 11am, NL Div. 2


There is another smashing game for you on Bank Holiday and its an early KO at the excellent Grounsell Park on Newton Road, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne. This fixture sees Alnwick travel to the big city after Stann return to league action following a disappointing result away to Whitley Bay in the FA Cup. The Newton Road Bianconeri face the Northumbrians from St James’ Park in what I’m sure will be a well-contested affair. As per the later Gateshead fixture (you could do both if you were really keen) this is a great way of spending a few hours amongst good … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM NOWHERE: Gateshead FC v Lincoln City, International Stadium, 31/Aug/15, KO: 3pm.

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For those of you looking for a way to get out of the house, shopping, chores etc and quite fancy watching a game of good, honest football fare, may we recommend the delights on display at the International Stadium, Felling By-pass and erstwhile home to the excellent Gateshead Football Club. Our friends and neighbours have had a really good start to the season under the stewardship of former Mackem manager Malcolm Crosby. The Tynesiders have won four of their opening six games of the season and only lost one (albeit a mauling at the hands of Tranmere Rovers – remember them?). … Continue reading

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MATCH REPORT: Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1, St James’ Park, 29/Aug/15, KO: 12:45, Premier League. Att: 50,388.

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The narrative of this game will be of course be the performance of Andre Marriner and his officials. The general football public will have their opinion formed largely by the highlights show Match of The Day. The tabloid football press, with its one dimensional view of the game will, as ever, focus on a few highlights, post-match interviews and fail to highlight the inconsistencies and failings of a Premier League referee and his officials who were rank throughout. For the record, yes, Arsenal should have had a penalty in the first half as they attacked the Leazes End where Thauvin … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle United v Arsenal, St James’ Park, 29/Aug/15, KO: 12:45pm Premier League.

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Our final match before the two week international break brings Arsenal to St. James’ Park with the Magpies looking to follow up their impressive 4-1 victory against Northampton with their first win in the Premier League in which we have been given a difficult set of opening fixtures. This fixture has proven a difficult one for us of late with our last win being in December 2005 when Nobby Solano scored the decisive goal in a match where Scott Parker put one of the best battling performances seen at SJP.

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