THE GEORDIE TIMES (An explanation)



< Many many moons ago a group of intrepid Geordies heeded for 'The Smoke' (London) in search of graft

They consisted of Painters, Decorators, plumbers, brickies and 'plonkies! and they based themsels in the Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith areas of west London

One of their number, namely, 'Malla' (wheeze keys Clayton) had a brainwave one day (or shud that be 'brain'WARP'? and decided to de a twice fortnightly newspaper (as opposed to once a week!) aboot the exploits of this incandesant clan < wotever that meeenz?) in cartoon form and caalled it 'The Geordie Times'  

NOT! exactly in the 'Auf weidersehen pet!' mould of Jimmy Nail or Dennis. They were more like the----'Auf to 'The Smoke' pet!' 'mould' of Laurel and Hardy!

In total 10 isues were published on a 'clapped oot' photo copier and it carried on until they eventually got homesick and came back 'yem' to work and sadly this scurrilous publication ceased production.


In 1995 aa decided to de a fanzine of the same name and 2 issues were published before 'time was caalled' as it was too much 'hassle' sellin' them, and (more importantlee!) it wasted valuable drinkin' time in the process!


Aa was asked by Newcastle United programme editor, 'one', Jethro Tully to de the fan page in the match programme for season 2005-2006 which was caalled---'Fink the Fan'
It was a great success but unfortunatly because of  'budget cuts' the fan page was axed and replaced by a page of adverts!?
Many fans have commented just how much they liked and enjoyed the stories, SO!---aa decided to rezzarect 'The Geordie Times' for a thord time and publish mee aan match reports from the past and the prsent as in the programme

Frequency of 'The Geordie Times'
1: Visit to a new groond for a competative game(compulsary!)
2: When sommik gans completleee wrang (quite often!)
3: When 'The Toon' win a major trophy (very rearly!)

All try and de at least one story per groond and az a'v been to ower 270 groonds it will tek iz quite a lang time to de them aall!

< Many! many! mons infact!Cheers!
'Fink' (the mad-sad groundhopper!)