I hope regular readers might agree true faith is whilst something of a fiercely partisan Geordie publication we do consider ourselves left-leaning, open minded and internationalist in outlook. Essentially what this means is we’re interested in people’s tales about going to football matches in out of the way places and reporting back to you all.
In the latest issue of true faith (TF 125) one of our regular and long-standing writers, Tony Higgins, who most of the time is billeted in Spain got back to the sunlit uplands of Tyneside and immediately organised a shooting party to take in the Hibs v St Mirren game at Easter Road. He got the lads up to Edinburgh bright and early and had us wandering the streets of the Grassmarket and the Cowgate on a James Connolly tour which was really interesting but which does not mean anyone here is rolling-eyed supporter of any brand of para-military organisation.
You can have a read of Tony and Co’s adventures in Leith (Geordies Here, Geordies There) by just clicking here.
Whilst in Edinburgh we fell in the company of Hibs fan and all round good lad, Callum Kane who told us he fancied a trip south to taste the exotic fruit (ahem) of a North East derby. So, we sorted a ticket for Callum and he joined a few of us for a day on the peeve in NE1 and he was good enough to jot down his impressions of the day and we’ve published his take on the last instalment of our local feud with that mob in an excellent piece – Toonspotting. To get at Callum’s article, just click here and you’ll get to it.
You can follow Callum on Twitter – twitter@callum_kane
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