by • May 17, 2014 • NewsComments (1)1053

On behalf of everyone associated with this gobshite fanzine, I’d like to offer the warmest GatesheadBadge copywishes and the bestest of best of luck to the directors, manager, staff, players and fans of Gateshead Football Club as they head to Wembley for their Play-off game versus Cambridge United tomorrow.

This is Gateshead’s first ever trip to the Twin Towers (what do you mean, its changed, no-one told us) and is unquestionably the biggest game in the club’s history.

Fifty-odd years ago, Gateshead was robbed of its Football League status but tomorrow is an opportunity to right a wrong and everyone in the TF bunker will be willing our fellow Geordies on to success. Hell, a few pasty-faced malcontents will even be making the journey there to cheer on The Heed.

My own personal highlight of this last season was being at the International Stadium for the Play-Off game with Grimsby Town and being part of an exuberant support which was completely connected with its Chairman, Manager and players.  It was old fashioned, uncomplicated support free of any fear that anyone was taking the piss out of us.

It was marvellous and a reminder of what football should be about.

I’m sure the vast majority of Newcastle United’s support (whey bar a few malcontents from Blyth) will be either at Wembley with Gateshead or glued to a telly tomorrow willing our fellow Black & Whites on.

Having Gateshead FC back in the Football League would be fantastic for the club obviously but also for football on Tyneside and the wider North East.

Howay The Lads 


Michael Martin, Editor, true faith, Newcastle United Fanzine.  TF_INITIALS_LOGO


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  1. john rush says:

    And cheated of a place in the league again bty a team from the same area playing the same rubbish route one football they played under john beck in the nineties. Add to that luton went up as well memories of their plastic pitch, tory chairman banning away fans, david pleats poncey skip across the pitch at maine road, a sad end to what has been a great season. Just hope they can keep gary mills and buy a goalscorer and next season they can go up without the play offs. This region needs another league club and a few others to get out of their comfort zone and start pushing on. Its criminal that towns like crawley, stevenage and Fleetwood have league clubs when we up here only have one at present even threatening to join the north easts four clubs