|"ARE THEY PEOPLES HOOSES?"|
TOON FANS DISCUSS THE MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURE
OF SOUTHWICK, JUST 200 YARDS
FROM THE STADIUM OF SSHHH!!! (YE NAA WOT!)
(Photo taken last season on wor retorn jorney from the SOS)
This will be 'The Geordie Times's' 47th competitive derby 'in a row' since 1967 (includin' the one we were banned from @ 'Joker' in 1996!) and in aall that time we have anly seen 'The Toon' lose twice doon there!***Once @ Joker Park and once at the SOS!
We understand that the game iz NOT a complete selloot az the mackems are STILL sellin' tickets for the home ends! <(SMB members anly!)
Wor end of course with 2,800 iz completely selt oot---and indeed we could have selt 10 times az many az we were allocated!
However!---if yoo have plenty of 'dosh' corporate seats can be purchased from NUFC az the SMBs cannit sell them to their own fans!
Schools in sooth Tyneside have been given FREE tickets in a desperate attempt to try and boost the gate--but (az we naa so well!) there are thoosands of Toon fans who live there az well! <(so there could be 'fun and games' after aall!)
The 'late start'? gives us time for some much needed pre match gargels and az we speak we have 'put the feelers oot' are tryin' to 'suss oot' just which boozers in the Toon will be open orly before we depart for 'the sad place'!
"STOP PRESS!***STOP PRESS!"
'The Three Bulls' in The Haymarket iz open @ '9 am bells' we understand for orly 'tonsil ticklers'!
Othaa 'orly openers' include 'The Porcy', 'The Strawberry' plus a few in 'The Gate'!
We will of course bring yoo a compreeehesive match report on Sunday!---fingers and toes crossed it's a good one!
Meeenwhile!-- and to 'wet your appitite'!---below are two archive reports from joker park in 1967 and 1970 when crowd segregation waz unhord of!