Last updated Tuesday 13th February after Wolves game
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!---and there were still loads we hadn't done!
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!) (17 bars/butchers visited in Porto in total!)
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!
Amazingly!--we have done 94 bars aalready, the latest on wor trip to Wolves (2 bars)---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!
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)
Just 1 new bar v Liverpool az well (we did Barlow Arms again but cant include that eethaa)
London iz wor best bet to 'de it', az there are a multitude of bars at various locations! (22 different London bars so far in 6 away trips!)
Sayin that, with just 6 to de til May, we are now virtually certain to de at least 100!---mebeez a lot more!
With 6 forst team away games left, plus 1 resorve game on a new groond (At Guisley v Leeedz resorves) that's an average of just under ONE pub per away game needed!)
Those "Go Sober in October!" and "Dry January!" campaigners had better watch oot! ---az The Geordie Times iz 'fightin' back' and iz oot to break the 100 boozer barrier!
"Go high OCTane in OCTober!"
"Lets gan on a bender in November and December!"
"Lets gan on 'the bevvy' in Janu-ery!"---"and Febu-ery!"
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---94 'liquid lubrication locations'---and coontin'!
(ower 9/10ths of the way there!)
Bar's 01 to 03: Barrow v NUFC U23s