TOON FANS ENJOY A FEW 'GARGELS' IN BAR GUNDELESE,
WHICH OFFERS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OWER PORTO
(BAR NUMBER 024)
Six years ago, durin' the 2012-2013 season, we did a '100 PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE' for NUFC home games!
We had ne idea just how many drinkin dens there were within the 'NE1' poscode area and if it woz possible to de it!
To wor amazement we actually did 102 pubs/clubs ower the season!
Aall the bars/clubs were within 20 minutes waalkin distance of St James' Park!
We have decided (against wor better judgement!) to try and de at least 100 pubs/clubs etc for AWAY games this season!
In pre season we visited 38 'liquid lubrication locations' on wor travels to Barrow in Furness, Ireland, Cornwall and Portugal! (Theeze include airport bars and a butchers shop in Porto that sold beer!)
Wor forst away game in The Premyaa Leegue sent us to Cardiff where we did 9 bars in 2 days at various locations.
We will index aall the drinkin dens az we de them---the anly rule bein' that we CANNIT include the same bar twice, even on different visits to say London, for example!
It might soond eazy to 'de it' when we have done 50 bars aalready---BUT! the Porto trip woz ower 4 days and most games we travel te in The Premyaa Leegue will be ONE day trips and we will visit between one and fower bars in most cases!
At Man U for example, they wont let away fans into bars near their ground (home season ticket holders anly!), so we will find ONE bar within waalkin distance that will let us in and stay there---When we gan to Lestaa, we gan to 'The Regent Club' and stop there for 'the duration'!
At Nottingham Forest in the Leegue Cup we anly managed to de ONE drinkin' den because of delays--- and at Man City we did 3, but one of them woz a bar we had been te on the way to Cardiff in between trains---so we cant include it again (The Whiskey Jar)
London iz wor best bet to 'de it', az there are a multitude of bars at various locations!
Theeze are excitin' times for 'The Geordie Times entourage'! <(we naa aall the BIG words!)
THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE IZ ON!
So far---50 'liquid lubrication locations'---and coontin'!
(half way there!)
Bar's 01 to 03: Barrow v NUFC U23s