Sunday, 31 December 2017

THE TOON 0 (NE WHERE NEAR) BRIGHTIN 0 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted '11:02am bells' Sunday 31st December 2017

"FROM 'ENTERTAINERS' TO 'NO BRAINERS'!"

Yet anothaa aaful home performance against a so caalled 'lesser team' ended scoreless az 52,000  plus watched on in 'sleep mode'!

We did have a few chances when Merino fired wide twice at The Gallowgate End and Gayle's 'cross/shot' woz well saved by Brightin keeper Ryan--but 'that woz it' for the forst half!

The 2nd period wasnt much better with the 'highlights' bein Hayden's shot which woz well saved by Ryan who tipped hiz shot roond the post and a Gayle heeder aboot 20 mins later, again well saved by the Brightin keeper!

From 'entertainers' to 'no brainers' in the space of 20 years iz hard to believe!

Both teams were az bad az each othaa az time after time possession woz  lost after 2 or 3 passes az the clock agonisingly 'ticked by' in 'slow mode'! ( no goals for 'us' in the last 3 home games and no goals for Brightin in their last 5 away games!)
(2 teams who came up from The Championship, playin' 'Championship futbaall'!)

Othaa results at the bottom went against us az well, and 3 of the teams beneath us have games in hand az we sit just 4 points off the very bottom of the table!

Thats 6 home games in a row withoot a home win and just ONE point from 18 with the 'trapdoor' just beneath us!

The last 9 years in particular have been depressin to say the least---relegation, promotion, relegation, promotion and yet anothaa relegation battle because of lack of funds for the managers, in that time!

It seems that The Fat Controller will NEVAA LORN az hopes of a takeover recede az the days pass--dont forget he wanted rid of the club by Xmas and its the new year tomorrow, with (seemingly) no progress made!

We of course travel to The P*ss Potts of Stoke tomorrow who lost 5-0 at Chelski yesterday!---anothaa 6 pointer---but will we win it?
"HAPPY NEW YEAR!?" lets hope so!

Toon team: Darlow,Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Perez 72), Hayden, Merino (Shelvey 76), Atsu, Joselu (Murphy 85), Gayle

Attendance: 52, 209 (2,200 Brightin fans)
*
The "Lets gan on a bender in December!" 'crusade' continued at various locations includin' The Leazes End Club, The Bodega and 'The Premier Inn bar' on Newgate Street (would yoo believe!) 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

THE GEORDIE TIMES 'GOLDEN JUBILEE'!

Posted 10:30am bells' Saturday 30th December 2017

Exactleee 50 years ago today, 'me', Fink 'the mad-sad groundhopper' visited mee forst away groond, which woz the derby match at Joker Park on December 30th 1967!
Below iz a match report on that game, aall them years ago!

It makes me feel quite old!---now where DID aa put mee zimmer frame?


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(GROUND NUMBER 2)

Date of First Visit: 30th DECEMBER 1967
JOKER PARK, 5UNDER1AND

BLUNDERLAND 3

NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 (Ollie Burton 2 pens, John McNamee)
(OLD) DIVISION ONE
ATTENDANCE 46,030 (10,000 Toon fans)






"THE MORAL OF THE STORY!"



"sha-la-la-la-McNamee!"








































The 'mackems and the tackems', the 'Weaze Keys are Theaze' brigade or the S.M.B.'s,
(caall them wot you will!?)
Mee forst visit tih Joker Park was aalso mee forst ever away game watchin' the Toon. Me and a lad who lived ower the road caalled 'Denny' travelled doon on the train tih Seaburn Station from 'The Central' for this 'festive fixture'.

Mee auntie Elsie had knitted iz a huge black 'n' white woolly scarf as a Christmas present, which was aboot TEN foot lang and twice the size of me!, plus a 'much tooo big' woolly pom pom hat which aa wore for the occasion!
A'd first worn the scarf on the Boxin' Day fower days orlier when we beat the mackems 2-1 at St James' in front of 60,000 and aa was hopin' that it would be a good omen for the retorn match at 'Joker' (fingers (& knittin') crossed!)


The train was packed to the rafters, with kiddas climbin' into the luggage racks above the seats to avoid the crush, as it was standin' room anly. When we arrived at the groond which was a canny waalk from the station, there were thoosands of Newcastle fans tryin' tih get into the Fulwell End.
Some had marched roond to the newly opened 'black cat supporters club' which was built on stilts at the back of the main stand and 'The Leazes End Boot Boys' duly 'christened it' by hoyin' some 'half wollaz' (bricks!) through the plate glass windows!


The game was'nt aall ticket back then and yih could just pay on the day at the turnstiles! (2 bob for kids) (10p!)

Once inside the groond, ah noticed that the fans were split 50-50 doon the middle of the terraces, with the Toon fans on the left hand side of the the Fulwell goal and the mackems on the other side. It was wot yi would caall 'self segregation', and the fans just went where they wanted, and stood with their 'own kind', which is unthinkable these days!. (especially at a Derby match against 'the sworn enemy'!) Amazingly, the attendance was just ower 46,000 which was well below the groonds capacity at the time. (aroond 60,000)



'Joker' consisted of three covered stands and the huge open Joker End at the far side which fell away at a curious angle from the back. The Fulwell End had a high pitched roof and the wooden main stand to wor left was a double deck affair with a standin' paddock at the front, while the tiny Clock Stand to wor right had a low roof with a big clock in the middle (beleeeve it or not!)

There was a fantastic atmosphere just before kick off, with the Toon fans singin' a little ditty towards the mackems to the tune of 'The Beatles' classic 'Yellow Submarine', which went sommik like: "We all p**s in a red 'n' white pot!"

(it was aall good natured hatred back then!) (note: in them days people used to keep a chamber pot underneath their beds in case they were 'caught short' durin' the neet!)


'The Toon' ran oot wearin' their aall blue change strip, to huge roars from the 10,000 travellin' contingent and the match started off at a frantic pace.
We went aheed in the 13th minute when centre forward 'Wyn the Leap' was brought doon in the box by Charlie Hurley and the ref pointed straight to the penalty spot. Ollie Burton stepped up stepped up to take the kick and slotted the baall past the despairin' Montgomery in the mackem goal to send the travellin' Geordies wild!


However!---on the half hour mark the mackems equalised when 'Suggett the Nuggett' (as the Toon fans caalled him!) looped the baall past Gordon Marshall in the Newcastle goal---------we'd hardly recovered from this when 'the Nuggett' (er!---that's 'nuggett' as in 'thick b*****d' and NOT as in 'gold'!) struck again after a mad scramble in wor box and he toe poked home from close range as aa held mee 'heed in mee hands' in despair!


With just two minutes of the second half gone, horror upon more horror!, the mackems increased their lead tih three-one when Bruce Stuckey 'stuck' his foot oot to steer the baall past Marshall and ah thought, "wi'v lost it nuw!" and aa pulled mee woolley hat ower mee 'mince pies', as aa could'nt bear ti look!

And so, with aboot ten minutes tih gan, me and mee mate Denny made a fatal mistake!, thinkin' that we had 'lost it', wi decided tih head back tih Seaburn tih beat the crowds, and catch the train yem.

As wih reached the bottom of the stairs at the back of the Fulwell End, there was a huge roar!. Somebody had obviously scored---but WHO?.
The sight of a Toon fan at the top of the stairs, jumpin' up 'n' doon gave us the answer!. Wih hesitated for wot seemed like ages and decided tih gan back in ti see if we could get an equaliser, but as we were half way up the stairs there was another huge roar, and again, wih did'nt naa who'd scored?.

A mackem, who was comin' doon the stairs, telt wih in a dispairin' voice that Newcastle had equalised!. (Can yih imagine THAT happenin' nuw??) (Yi'd probably get a smack in the gob!) and me and Denny danced wildly on the Fulwell stairs!

Just after that, the final whistle went and the crowds came pourin' oot---wi'd missed the goals, but at least wih did'nt get beat!. The celebrations were in full swing as wih headed back tih the station!.
Some 'Leazes Enders' were that exited that they started to rip the train seats oot and hoy them oot the doors and windows onto the tracks! (mee forst 'eye witness acoont' of futbaall hooligans on the rampage!)

Later on, wih heard that Ollie Burton had scored wor second goal by convertin' another penalty, and that Centre Half, 'Big John' McNamee had scored the late equaliser, and celebrated by swingin' off the crossbar!---which later on went doon in 'Geordie Folklore'
(He was built like a brick 's***hoose', so just how the crossbar did'nt break is anybody's guess!?)



Tih make matters worse, the match was'nt? f*****' televised, and so aa could'nt even watch a 'replay' of the game on 'Shoot'! (the name of the Tyne Tees Telly futbaall programme which used to be shown in them days)


And the moral of the story izzz!:
NEVER!---EVER!---LEAVE THE MATCH BEFORE THE FINAL WHISTLE!
©Fink (the mad-sad grundhpper!)
(work it oot!) caall them what yih will!, but tih me they'll aalways be 'The Jokers from Roker', even though they divvint play there ne more!.

Friday, 29 December 2017

THE TOON v (NE WHERE NEAR) BRIGHTIN **** SATURDAY AFTERNOOON!

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Friday 29th December 2017
Updated '10:15am bells' Saturday
The west end of Newcasil iz covered in heavy snow!
(Pic taken at 11:00am bells, Friday)
SJP iz just to the right of the tower blocks---somewhere!

"WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!
(Pic taken 10:15am bells' Saturday!)



Friday's post
Heavy snow haz enveloped Tyneside az we speak, but there shud be a respite by tomorrow mornin', which iz good news for fans of both The Toon and Brightin, who will have 2,200 fans travellin up from the south coast for tomorrow afternoon's fixture at SJP!

The game iz a complete selloot in this 'must win game' for both clubs hoverin ower the relegation zone!
Indeed, this game and the one at Stoke on New Years day will define wor season and see which direction we are headin'!

As mentioned many times before, we reely must strenthen wor team or else we will be in serious trouble!----We can anly hope that wor 'beloved'? owner iz listenin!?

Updated Saturday
And the next day, brilliant sunshine greets us az we drag wor lifeless bodies oot of wor 'scratchers'!
3 points pleeeeze, lads! 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

THE TOON 0 THE BLUE MOONS 1 *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted just after 'high noon bells' Thorsday 28th December 2017


A totally expected result az 'Rafa the Gaffer' played a very defensive team to try and stop the Man City juggernaught!
It nearly worked az we were pinned doon in wor own half for virtually the whole of the forst half az The Blue Moonies laid seige to wor goal az we defended the Gallowgate End

The breakthrough and anly goal came in the 31st minute when a De Bruyne chip foond Sterling who volley the baall past Rob Elliot in the Toon goal!

We HAD to attack now and the closest we came to scorin came just 3 mins after the goal when Aarons chipped a baall ower the City defence which woz agonisingly cleared off the line at The Leazes End!
THE TOON LAUNCH A RARE ATTACK AT THE LEAZES END (1st half)

We managed to get to half time with just the one goal deficit in the most one sided half I have even seen at SJP from the opposition!

We were a bit better in the 2nd period az wor visitors took their foot off the gas and we nearly snatched an undesorved point near the end when an Atsu cross foond the heed of Dwight Gayle, but hiz effort went just wide in the last minute of the game!
Just before this, Gayle, who had came on for Joselu in the 62nd minute aallso had a penalty appeal torned doon az the ref booked him for divin'!--a right decision az it torned oot!
SHELVEY PREPARES TO TAKE A FREE KICK AT THE GALLOWGATE END

This woz wor worst run of defeats at home (5 in a row!) since 1953 (even before I woz born!)

The result leaves us in the same position of 15th, but just ONE point above the bottom 3!---Wor home game against struggling Brightin on Saturday and Stoke away on New Years Day will surely define which direction we are heedin'!

Az there haz been ne takeover yet it iz now time for wor beloved? owner 'The Fat Controller' to spend a bit of hiz billions in the January transfor window!---although we arnt confident that he will!!!

Toon team: Elliot, Yedlin, Mbemba (Merino 77), Lascelles, Dummett, Manquillo, Aarons (Atsu 71), Diame, Shelvey, Murphy, Joselu (Gayle 62)

Attendance: 52,311 (highest of season by 8!) 3,100 Blue Moonies!

The "Lets gan on a bender in December" crusade took place in various establishments includin' 'The Leazes End Club', below

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

THE TOON v THE BLUE MOONIES of MANC-LAND *** PREMYAA LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted '1:10pm bells' Wednesday  27th December 2017
SJP AT NIGHT


Tooneet we face a Man City team who have won aall of their 9 away games so far this season and are runnin away with the title aaready!
An eezy 3 points for NUFC then!!!

Of course every good run must come to an end at some point and I can remember when we were runnin away with the old 2nd Division title in the 'Keegan era' and we went to Cambridge who had just set a new leegue record of 31 winless games and we were odds on favorites to win easily---NUFC LOST 1-0!!!

In othaa words, its unlikely that we will win, but this IZ futbaall and yoo nevaa know!!!

A full Geordie Times match report will appear here sometime tomorrow---lets hope it isnt a 'bad one'!?

THE HEED-BANGERS 2 THE MONKEY-HANGERS 2 *** NATIONAL LEEGUE 2017-2018

Posted 'high noon bells' Wednesday 27th December 2017
SCOTT BARROW PUT GATESHEED 2-1 UP! (Heed in white)
(er! sorry aboot the blurred picture---a'd had a 'canny 'few'
in The Nags!)

Withoot a Toon boxin' Day game for 'many a year' we decided to heed for THE HEED and watch their derby game against The Monkey-Hangers of Hartlepool to get wor 'fix'
GATESHEED SHIRTS ADORN THE WAALLS OF
'THE NAGS'

We started off at Gatesheed High Street and 'The Heed-Bangers' HQ, which iz The Nags Heed boozer!
THE HARTLEPOOL 'MONKEY-HANGERS' IN FULL VOICE! 

It woz packed with both sets of fans who sang on the tables and seats az we tried to watch the live game on the box where Sporz slaughtered Sooothampton 5-2 at Wembley
SHIRTLESS 'HEED' FANS RESPOND 'IN KIND'!

Aftaa a few 'gargels' it woz time to get some exercise and walk the crooked mile to The International Stadium on The Felling By Pass

The queue for the 2 tornstiles woz longer than the one yoo get at St James' Park az a good crowd woz anticipated

The game kicked off and the packed main stand woz full of Gatesheed supporters while the opposite side woz full of Pool fans
THE 2,100 'MONKEY-HANGERS' IN THE FAR STAND

17th minute: Pool player Oates iz fouled in the box and the ref gives a penalty, much to the fury of the home fans!---Liam Donnelly convorts to put the visitors 1-0 up!

DONNELLY PENALTY 

41st minute: The Monkey-Hangers are reduced to 10 men when Adams pick up hiz 2nd yellow card!

Injury time 1st half: Scott Barrow hits an unstoppable shot from 25 yards to level things for The Heed-Bangers!

51st minute: Scott Barrow hits anothaa unstoppable shot, this time from 30 yards oot to put 'The Heed' aheed!
ACTION AT 'THE RIVER TYNE END'

72nd minute: Despite playin against 10 men, the home side couldn't finish their visitors off and the inevitable happened when The Monkeys equalise through Michael Woods

Full time 2-2
THE PACKED MAIN STAND

Attendance: A bumper crowd of 3,538 includin' 2,100 Monkey-Hangers---ie: they had more fans than The Heed-bangers!  



Tuesday, 26 December 2017

HAVE YOO SEEN THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE?

"Both Prince Philip and I wish Rafa and the boys and all of you who live on the banks of the Tyne a very merry Christmas and 'all the best' for the rest of the season ----and wish an 'anus horribilis' to all of you who live on the banks of the wear and we sincerely hope that your team gets relegated to the 3rd tier of  English football where you belong!
Once again a very merry Christmas to you all!"


THE HEED-BANGERS v THE MONKEY-HANGERS *** CONFERENCE*** TODAY

Posted '10:20am bells' Boxin' Day 2017

Unusually NUFC divvint have a game on Boxin' Day az we have an eezy game? v the champions elect 'Blue Moonies of Manc-land tomorrow neet, for live telly.

Az we need wor 'fix', we are heedin' for Gatesheed Stadium where The Heed-Bangers of Gatesheed are takin' on The Monkey-Hangers of Hartlepool in a north east derby at '3 bells' this afternoon in The National Leegue! (Conference)
2,500 tickets have aalready been sold for the game which iz more than double wot Gatesheed normally get for a home game!

The Monkey-Hangers will no doubt bring quite a few of those and a 3,000 plus crowd iz expected in forst competitive meetin' between the clubs in 57 years!
NUFC season ticket holders can get in for a reduced price of £10 on production of your season ticket and its a fiver for sprogs and zimerframeites!

The Nags Heed on Gatesheed High Street iz wor forst port o call, which iz where The Heed-Bangers congregate before matches!

A match report of sorts will appear here tomorrow az well az a report on the build up to The Toon's game, which kicks off at '7:45 bells'!

PS: For the benefit of wor overseas reeeders, The National Leegue/Conference iz the 5th tier of English futbaall, the one below Leegue 2 and Gatesheed's groond iz approximately 2 miles from SJP on the south side of the River Tyne and both groonds are within sight of each other!

Monday, 25 December 2017

330 london stadium, west ham


Ground number 330

Date of First Visit: 23rd December 2017

London Stadium, Stratford, London



West Ham United  2

Newcastle United  3 (Saivet, Diame, Atsu)



Premier League

Attendance: 56,955 (3,000 very happy Toon fans!)



“IT’S LIKE AN OLYMPIC SPORT!”

VIEW FROM 'THE GODS'!


The day started off az per usual at ‘The Central’ (station) where we caught the 5 to 8 bells train to King’s Cross (London) and we arrived at ’11:00am bells’

It woz then ‘onward’ to Hackney Wick on the number 30 bus az we were told that this woz a good place to gan and that it wasn’t tooo far from The Olympic Stadium where the 2012 Olympic games took place! (Now renamed ‘London Stadium’ by those porn toy sellers who own the club!)




It took the bus 40 minutes to get to Hackney and then  a 10 minute walk to the bar which woz in a semi derelict state in an industrial estate with graffiti sprayed aall ower the place! (see photos)

The bar we went to woz caalled ‘The Tank Bar’ which iz one of them new ‘micro-brewery bars’ that are startin’ to spring up aall ower the place. Built in a derelict warehoose it woz ‘rough and ready’ with paint peelin’ off the waalls and there woz even a fork lift truck parked in the alley on the way to the ‘tool-shed’!
"SPOT THE FORKLIFT TRUCK!"

It woz fairly empty when we went in, but started to fill up with West Ham fans az kick off time got nearer!

We decided to stay there for ‘the duration’ az it woz faily eezy to get sorved and 4 pint pitchers were  preferred  at £17 a shot—which worked oot at £4.25 a pint, which iz cheep by London standards!
"HONEST PET!---AA WOZ ANLY DRINKIN' HALFS!"
(Half GALLONS! that iz!)



"LONDON (Stadium) CALLING!"

We left the boozer at '2:20 bells' az we didn’t naa just how far the groond woz and were amazed to find that we could see it in the distance az we left the bar, rounded a corner and waalked ower a bridge which spanned a canal! (the reason we were amazed woz because the bar wasn’t 'heavin' az you’d expect for somewhere near a 56,000 capacity stadium!)
PICTURE OF LONDON STADIUM FROM JUST OOTSIDE THE BAR!

10 minutes aftaa leavin’ the bar and we were at the stadium which looked smaller than we thought it would be for a 80,000 seater Olympic stadium (56,000 for futbaall when its convorted)

"AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!"

We were situated in the 2nd level and aftaa climbin’ some stairs we entered the away terrace to find that we were miles from the pitch!---and indeed 'miles' from some of wor own fans!, who were at the front in level 1 (again see photos of ‘the gap’ between fans and pitch!)

"MIND THE GAP!"


Honestleeee! This iz a brilliant stadium!---for ATHLETICS and hoyin JAVELINS!---but definatly NOT for FUTBAALL---and the owners decision to sell their old Boleyn ground in Upton Park 4 miles away in their ‘heartland’ and move here iz scandalous!

At ‘The Boleyn’ fans were breathin doon the players necks when they took corners and throw ins az the pitch woz within touchin distance of the terraces--- and now yoo would need a jumbo jet engine to de the same thing at London Stadium!—such iz the distance between the touchlines and the pitch!

The dugoots were SO far from the touchline that it would have been easier to jump on a golf buggy to get to the edge of the technical area!
RAFA ON THE TOUCHLINE (in black) BELLOWS INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TEAM
AFTER WAALKIN (nearly!) HALF A MILE FROM THE AWAY DUGOOT
TO GET THERE!

Of aall the 330 groonds I have watched NUFC teams (from the forst team to the juniors), this iz the forthest distance from the pitch I have ever been!---and that includes The Nou Camp in Barcelona, The Olympic Stadium in Rome (v AS Roma) and The Stadio Delle Alpi in Turin! (v Juventus)




The late Paul 'Jethro' Tully, the former NUFC programme editor once said that ‘collectin’ new groonds followin’ 'The Toon' woz like an “OLYMPIC SPORT!”---very appropriate for an Olympic Stadium!—and Paul woz indeed an ‘NUFC mad-sad groundhopper’ az well, havin visited well ower 100 groonds himself, following the Toon in hiz duty’s az programme editor! (RIP PAUL)



“ZERO TO HERO!”

Anyway!--- the game kicked off and disaster struck within 6 minutes when Henri Saivet gave the baall away to Arnautovic <(hope av spelt that reet?) who ran through wor defence az though it didn’t exist, to plant the baall past Rob Elliot in the Toon goal!

1-0   to The Jellied Eels Mob!

But then Saivet redeemed himself when he took a free kick at the far end from us in the 10th minute, which whistled past ‘The Jellied Eels’ goalie Adrian, just inside the near post!---and then there woz some confusion to who had scored, az we were that far away, we couldn’t hardly make the players oot, az they looked like Subbuteo figures from row 58 of the back tier!
It woz like watchin' a match from ootside the groond from a block of high rise flats! (AND there were anothaa 20 rows behind 'us'!)
So it woz---“Zero to hero’ in the space of 4 minutes for Saivet, when we eventually foond oot who HAD scored!” 

1-1

2 woodwork strikes then followed from Gayle and Richie which should have put us forthaa aheed, but ‘lady luck’ deserted us once again (just like against Everton)
Gayle then missed a great chance from 15 yards oot, but blazed hiz effort ower the bar and we went in on level torms at the break, cursin' wor bad luck! (and finishing!)



The 2nd half started off at blisterin’ pace and within 8 minutes of the restart we went aheed when Diame sidefooted the baall in from 8 yards oot in front of the 3,000 Toon fans behind that goal!
(az we were kickin’ ‘wor way’ we could now make the goalscorer oot!)

2-1 to The Toon!



Then a penalty save by Elliot (from a foul which looked outside the box to us at the far end) woz followed by a 3rd goal from ‘us’ when Atsu put  the baall into the far corner of the net to send the ‘faithful’ ballistic!
3-1 to The Toon

It woz at this point that many West Ham fans heeded for the exits---and there woz still half an hour to gan!?

THE TOON ATTACK THE TREVOR BROOKING STAND GOAL 

But we couldn’t hang on az Andy Carroll came on for 'The Jellied Eels Mob' and hiz downward heeder in the box woz followed through by Ayew to bring the score back to 3-2

We then had a nail bitin and hair pullin last 20 minutes az they pressed for the equaliser, but we ‘hung on in there’ and won the 3 precious points, which ended wor 2 month winless streak and propelled us up to 15th in the table, just 3 points behind Brighton in 12th place!

From ‘them’ downwards just 9 points separate the rest!

THE CRATE BAR


We heeded back to the boozer we had started from and then 'The Crate' next door, before jumpin back on the number 30 bus back to King’s Cross to catch the ‘8 bells’ train yem!

LONDON STADIUM LIT UP AFTER THE MATCH

THE LORD NELSON---COVERED IN SPRAY PAINT!
(It woz CLOSED!)


Factfile: Oot of the current 92 Leegue teams, this woz NUFC’s 81st groond visited and The Geordie Times haz been to aall 81 az well! (Big Al <(NOT the sheet metal workers son!) and Sarnie Steve have now done them aall following othaa teams az well and have now joined 'The 92 Club'!)

For the record the 11 groonds that NUFC have nevaa played on are aall in the bottom 2 divisions:

Bristol Rovers (been to 2 of their old groonds), Northampton, Barnet (been to their old groond), Fleetwood, Rochdale, Newport, Wimbledon (been to their old groond), MK Dons, Forest Green,  Shrewsbury (been to their old groond) and Wycombe (although we HAVE been to WHICKHAM from The Northern Leegue to see a Toon junior game!)



Toon team: Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ritchie, Saivet (Mbemba 84), Diame, Atsu (Murphy 91), Joselu, Gayle (Perez 76)

*For more Pub crawl pix from West Ham, scroll doon page

*********THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS*********






ON THE 12th DAY OF CHRIST-MAS!
JOE HARVEY ^ SAID TO MEEE!
TWELVE! ^ ALAN FOGGON!

ELEVEN! ^ JACKIE SINCLAIR!


TEN! ^ JIMMY SCOTT!





NINE! ^ WYN 'THE LEAP'!







EIGHT! ^ POP ROBSON!



SEVEN! ^ KEITH DYSON!


SIX! ^ BOBBY MONCUR!


FIVE! ^ Mc-NAAA-MEEE!


FOUR!  ^ TOMMY GIBB!


THREE! ^ FRANKY CLARK!


TWO! ^ DAVY CRAIG!


AND!  Mc-FAUL ^ IS OUR GOAL-EEE!


*'Smokin' Joe Harvey was captain of the NUFC team which won the
FA Cup in 1951 and 1952.
He then went on to become manager in the 1960's and won
the Inter Cities Fairs Cup in 1969.
Aall the players mentioned played some part in that campaign







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