true faith : REPORTAGE – 25/Oct/14


NEWCASTLE UNITED Damian Spellman of The Mail reveals that two of our ex-knobheads are mates really. Click here for story Bowyer elaborates on his “moment of madness” involving Kieron Dyer at United. Another one. Click here.  Good news from Craig Hope in The Mail about Ryan Taylor’s long-awaited return to fitness. Click here Alan Pardew tells The Mirror’s Simon Bird he fears for his job like all managers – but not all managers are as consistently shit as him. Click here News from Roddy Forsyth (The Telegraph) on Ashley’s move for Rangers. Click here. Crisis? What crisis? Deluded Pardew in … Continue reading

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There has been a lot of talk about whether football offers good value for money following the publication of the BBC survey ‘The Price of Football’. In line with the publication of this survey, BBC Radio 5 Live Afternoon Edition, presented by Dan Walker and Sarah Brett, sought to delve deeper into the issue with a panel of guests which included former Premier League football Kevin Kilbane, Danny Wilson, Manchester City’s Chief Executive of Sales and Operations and Lee Price, author of the book ‘Turning My Back on the Premier League’ as well as an invited audience to discuss the … Continue reading

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true faith : NEWS FROM NOWHERE


It’s FA Cup time again and four of our Non-League clubs are within touching distance of a First Round proper tie against the likes of former winners Coventry City or Portsmouth. While Gateshead face a more than winnable home game with Gainsborough Trinity, Blyth Spartans and Northern League side Shildon face away ties at Leek Town and Norton United respectively. However it’s Evo-Stik First Division side Spennymoor Town who are our pick of the weekend and they have an attractive looking home fixture. Conference side AFC Telford United make the trip to the Brewery Field on Saturday and hopes are … Continue reading

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MATCH PREVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United, White Hart Lane, 26/Oct/14, KO: 1:30pm, Premier League.

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As grateful as we were to the Scoreboard marking it’s debut with a win, I don’t think anybody left SJP after the final whistle under any illusions that we’re still anything other than an unco-ordinanted, unbalanced side, scratching around for form and looking at spending most of this season in the lower half of the table. That said, the Fan’s Forum minutes have repeated that Alan Pardew’s target is to finish 10th or higher, so his baloney about “48 points” is now likely to become irrelevant, unless of course we were to finish 10th on 48 points, but, certainly as … Continue reading

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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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