true faith bring you our first ever podcast documentary. Two months to write and record the end product is a discussion on atmosphere at St James’ Park.
We’ve spoken to seven Mags whose match day experience cover the period 1946 to present day.
We wanted to find out what exactly ‘bringing back the noise’ entailed. How much of the raucous St James’ Park of years gone by is myth and how do we bring back what reality existed.
Our guests are life long Mags who describe through their memories and stories their experiences of St James’ Park over the decades. Roughly each guest covers a decade whilst giving their thoughts on what is right or wrong with the atmosphere at St James’ Park in the 21st century.
However it’s not all about noise and football fans. This documentary gives you a post-war history of Newcastle United from a supporter perspective. Our guests talk great games from United beating Spurs 7-2 in 1951, the cup final successes of the same decade, Fairs Cup success, Super Mac’s debut, the League Cup Semi final of 74 against Spurs (again) and finally the greatest night in the modern history of Newcastle United when one of the great Barcelona sides were put to the sword at St James’ Park in 1997.
As well as noise, great games and support our guests touch on match day fashion in the 70s, relatives hitchhiking to Wembley (three times) in the 50’s and stories about the time a club actually came close to taking The Leazes (but didn’t).
We owe this show to our guests who gave up their spare time on match days to speak to us for this documentary.
ALEX HURST – Follow Alex on @tfalex1892