Monday, 15 April 2013

100,000 FANS IN TOON!---AND 100 YEARS OF DERBY VIOLENCE!

Posted '2:20pm bells' Monday 15th April 2013

In the aftermath of 'Derby Disaster Day' the heedlines on the national news and papers were NOT of the action on the pitch, but the reaction off it after the match!

Two papers, The Daily Mail and 'The Ronny-Gill' have printed reports on the violence aall ower the city centre, az fans spilled onto the streets from the groond and the pubs that were showin' the game.

'The Mail' gans on to say that the trouble @ Wembley the day before by Millwaall fans waz because of the '5:15 bells' kick off az fans had plenty of time to 'fuel up' with drink before the game!
Therefore, they argue, the game should have started much orlier to stop this!

Wor game kicked off @ 'high noon bells' of course and there waz loads of trouble so this theory 'doesn't wash'!

The truth iz that most of the trouble waz caused by 'fans' who were 'fuelled up' in the 200 or so pubs and clubs in the city and beyond which were showin' the game live and NOT those who were actually AT the game.
That's 50,000 Toon fans at the match and 50,000 others watchin' it on 'Sky'!

The SMBs wernt blameless eethaa az they hoyed smoke bombs and flares from 'level 7' into the Toon section below them in The Leazes End.
One disabled Toon fan in a wheelchair waz burned by one of the flares which hit him az he watched the match!

They'll NEVER stop fans drinkin' before the match, no matter wot time they kick off!
I got a text message on Saturday for example, tellin' me that a certain pub in the Gatesheed area waz openin' @ '7:30 bells' on the mornin' of the game and that 'jack the rippers' would be providin' the 'entertainment'!<(the text message waz off a lass!---who shall remain nameless!)

Other pubs opened LEGALLY @ '9:00 bells' in the city centre and most of the others opened @ '10'

We at 'The Geordie Times' wish the trouble had never occured, but az waz proved yesterday, switchin' the kick off time to 'high noon bells' DOESN'T work and that they may as well start it at '3 bells' az most fans would wish!<(me thinx they'll NEVER completly stop the violence az it's been gannin on for ower 100 years!)
(see below!)


"WHERE WAZ YOUR GREAT GREAT GRANDFAATHAA ON GOOD FRIDAY 1901?"
 
*There waz a much worse derby riot on Good Friday 1901 when drunken fans invaded the St James' Park pitch, tornin' it into a ploughed field and rippin' the goal posts doon!---which forced the match to be abandoned!

One Toon fan waz SO drunk that he fell oot of the grandstand which nearly collapsed!
A sund'lind fan who waz beaten up by half crazed rival fans sued Newcastle for hiz money back, but lost hiz case and had to pay £70 costs!<(a considerable sum in those days!

THAT'S REET!---NINETEEN 'O' ONE! 
ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE YEARS AGO!

*Extracts taken from: 'The Football Grounds of  England and Wales'  


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