I think its fair to say that the vast majority of Newcastle United supporters are from Tyneside and the wider North East region. I’m aware we have fans in other parts of the country but they usually have a parental or other connection to our blessed corner of the world.
Obviously there are people who moved to Newcastle and its wider environs and not unnaturally develop an affection and loyalty for the football club over time.
Due to our lack of success down the years we aren’t a football club that is going to have 100,000 turning out to watch us in a pre-season friendly in Indonesia on some minty tour of the Far East.
However, we do have a strange attraction for some in foreign climes and its usually due to well, us, the supporters. We seem to have a magnetism for some out there who appear fascinated by the whole Newcastle United saga and the stoicism of our support, its incredible devotion to our just and righteous cause, the romance of the city and of course our unique Geordie identity.
In our latest issue of true faith (TF124) we have carried a piece from American lad Alex Pichietti who has explained his growing interest, fascination and affection for Newcastle United Football Club despite living on the other side of the Atlantic and having absolutely no connection whatsoever to the city or region at all.
You can read Alex’s account of his growing love for our club simply by clicking here.
Its a really interesting story and I’m sure if Alex makes it to St James’ park one day he, his friends and family will receive a warm and typical Geordie welcome.
You can of course get instant access to issue 124 of true faith by clicking on the image as below. We’ve been delighted by the response from you to this issue and grateful for the feedback and encouragement to continue to bring you Newcastle United’s number one fanzine. It will be a long weekend without any Newcastle United in t, so there’s plenty of time to have a good old read of a fanzine that has been part of the Newcastle United scene since 1999.