Sunday, 26 May 2019

NUFC PRE SEASON FIXTURES 2019-2020

Posted '11:17am bells' Sunday 26th May 2019
EASTER ROAD, HIBERNIAN FC

"AALREET MEE OLD CHINA!"

Fower (4) friendlies have been conformed for 1st team games in July and August.

NUFC travel to China where we will play Wolves on Wedinzday 17th July in the Nanjang Olympic Sports Centre at '6:00pm bells' local time and then 3 days later we heed for Shanghia where we will play eetha Man City or West Ham in the Hongkou Stadium at eethaa, '6pm bells or 8:30pm bells' local time!

And then we are off to the Scottish capital (Edinburgh in case yi didn't naa?) on Tuesday July 30th where we will play Hibs at Easter Road at '7:45 bells'

Finally we will play French side St. Etienne at St. James' Park on Saturday August 3rd at '3:00 bells', one week before the new season commences on Saturday 10th August (Premyaa Leegue fixtures are oot on Joon 13th)

Az the 'manager saga' continues after 10 days of talks, we still divvint naa if Rafa will be in charge of the team by then?

We still await the resorve team fixtures for the new season and hopefully the chance to visit some more new groonds az well!

Wor U18s are in action in Northern Ireland once again between Munday 29th July and Friday 2nd August In 'SuperCupNI'

Thursday, 23 May 2019

"WHIP-CRACK-AWAY!"

Originally Posted '1:35pm bells' Thorsday 16th May 2019
Updated on Friday and Saturday---and Munday!---and Tuesday! and ONE week later on Thorsday 23rd May

Thorsday 16th May
News that 'Rafa the Gaffa' iz meeting with wor beloved owner? 'The Fat Controller' to discuss hiz future, haz reached 'The Geordie Times'!

We understand that the meeting iz takin' place somewhere in London 'az we speak' and we can anly hope that Rafa 'cracks the whip' and beats some sense into hiz fat heed!

Aalso at the meeting iz wor 'puppet on a string' MD, known az 'Penfold' to the Toon faithful, az he iz the spittin image of the cartoon character in 'Danger Mouse'!
THE MDs OFFICE @ ST. JAMES' PARK

We will bring any news of the meeting az soon az we find oot.
Hopefully this will end with Rafa stayin--- anything else will be 'calamitous' and 'whip' the fans up into a frenzy!

Updated Friday '4:13pm bells':
Still nee news I am afraid--will keep yiz posted on any developments

Updated Saturday '2:30pm bells'
Reports reach us that Rafa haz returned to hiz Morseyside home after meetings with 'The Fat Controller' and 'Penfold' on Thorsday and Friday in a secret London venue!
We are still non the wiser az to wot woz discussed, but the langer it drags on the 'worse case scenario' beckons!

Updated Munday '2:20pm bells'
They are still talkin'( by phone!)----the saga just gans on and on!---just like Brexit!

Updated Tuesday '1:30pm bells'
News from Italy claims that Rafa haz agreed to stay and WILL sign a new contract and that a resolution iz 'imminent'!
We will beleeeve it when we see it!---Az per usual "Watch this space!" for forthaa developments!

And one week later!
Updated '3:45pm bells' Thorsday 23rd May 2019

The saga just gans on!--and on!-- and on!---still nee new news to tell yiz----except that Rafa haz been approached by Marseille and AC Milan to be their manager!



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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

THE TOON 2 RANGERS 0 *** INTER CITIES FAIRS CUP SEMI FINAL 2nd LEG

Posted '2:20pm bells' Tuesday 21st May 2019



JACKIE SINCLAIR (centre of pic) SCORES WOR 2nd GOAL 
WHICH STARTED THE RANGERS PITCH INVASION


"AYE!---HOOLIGANS WERE DEFINATELY ALIVE AND KICKIN', HALF A CENTURY AGO!"

Just a week after a'd hitch hiked to Glasgow for wor Fairs Cup game v Rangers, which ended 0-0, (see 'ground 10' in archive section), we played the home leg at St James' Park when 'The Gallowgate End' woz invaded by Rangers fans (the 'away end' in those day) 
NOTE THAT SOME OF THE RANGERS HOOLIGANS
 WERE WEARIN' SUITS AND TIES!

Jimmy Scott had scored the forst goal in the 52nd minute and when Jackie Sinclair added the 2nd in the 77th minute to win the tie, Rangers fans hurled bottles and invaded the pitch to try and get the match abandoned!
JIMMY SCOTT SCORES 1st GOAL AT THE LEAZES END!

I woz in The Leazes End that neet (The 'Toon end' in those days) az the battle unfolded on the pitch with the local dibble and dog handlers caalled to restore order---it took 20 minutes to clear the pitch!

The notorious 'Leazes Enders' stood firm az we knew that if WE invaded the pitch to confront them, the game would probably have been abandoned!---Which of course woz wot the Rangers fans wanted!
RANGERS FANS CLIMB A FLOODLIGHT PYLON 
AT THE GALLOWGATE END
FOR A BETTER VIEW!

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

THE 100 AWAY PUB CRAWL CHALLENGE IZ DONE AND DUSTED! **** (125 FINAL TOTAL!)

Updated periodically az away pubs are added to list!
Last updated Wedinzday 15th May 2019 on wor last trip of the season to Fulim
TOON FANS ENJOY A FEW 'GARGELS' IN BAR GUNDELESE, 
WHICH OFFERS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OWER PORTO
(BAR NUMBER 024)

                     "100 NOT OOT!"---WE'VE DONE IT!"

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 had 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 included 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 indexed aall the drinkin dens az we did them---the anly rule bein' that we COULDN'T  include the same bar twice, even on different visits to say London, for example!

 Amazingly!--we have created history and done well ower 100, the 100 woz done on Saturday 2nd March at precisely '9:33pm bells' when we visited The Oxford Arms in Camden Town, London!!!
(West Ham game)
The last pub crawl of the season took us to Fulim in west London when we did 5 more pubs ---bringin' the grand total to 125 bars/clubs etc
This woz wor 28th away game, watchin wor 1st team, U23/Resorve team and U18/Junior team!

We are very surprized that we had 'done it' so quickly! 
When we went to Lestaa a week gone Friday, for example, we went to 'The Regent Club' and stopped there for 'the duration'!--(ie: just ONE bar az mentioned)
At Nottingham Forest in the Leegue Cup last year 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 couldn't include it again (The Whiskey Jar)
Just one new bar v Liverpool az well (we did Barlow Arms again but can't include that eethaa) 

London woz wor best bet to 'de it', and of course we HAVE, az there are a multitude of bars at various locations! (44 different London bars in 12 away trips!)


Those "Go Sober in October!" and "Dry January!" campaigners had better watch oot! ---az The Geordie Times iz 'fightin' back' and haz broken 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 DONE!
---125 'liquid lubrication locations'!
("We're there!---we're there!"---"GET THE DRINKS IN!")

                         Bars 01 to 03: Barrow v NUFC U23s


001 THE FURNESS RAILWAY, BARROW

002 BARROW FC  CLUBHOOSE, BARROW

003 TRADITIONS, BARROW

Bars 03 to 06: St. Patricks Athletic v NUFC

004 TOM TAVEY, DUBLIN

005 COFFEY'S, DUBLIN

006 CONFESSION BOX, DUBLIN

Bars 07 to 15: Mousehole Tournament,
Mousehole, Cornwall
NUFC U18s v Bolton U18s

007 THE LONGBOAT, PENZANCE

008 LAMP & WHISTLE, PENZANCE

009 THE TREMENHEERE, PENZANCE

010 MOUSEHOLE FC CLUBHOOSE, MOUSEHOLE

011 KINGS ARMS, MOUSEHOLE


012 THE TREWAVAS, MOUSEHOLE

013 THE SHIP INN, MOUSEHOLE

014 THE FISHERMANS ARMS, NEWLYN

015 THE RED LION, NEWLYN

Bars 16 to 38: On the way to-- 
and on the way back from Porto,
includin' bars in London where we caught
wor flights to and from Porto.
Porto v NUFC

016 THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRIA,
CANNING TOWN , LONDON

017 TRAVELODGE BAR, NEAR
LONDON CITY AIRPORT, LONDON

018 LONDON CITY AIRPORT BAR, LONDON

019 FLOR DE BENTO, PORTO

020 A TAVERNA, PORTO

021 N'O MERCADO, PORTO

022 XAM LAURA, PORTO

 
023 BEARIA VAGA, PORTO

024 GUINALESE, PORTO

025 CAFE ALIANCA, PORTO
026 OSTERIAPORTO, PORTO

027 BOAS FESTAS PORK BUTCHERS!, PORTO

028 TAMISA, PORTO

029 BACKSON'S, PORTO

030 SELECCAO 1927, PORTO

031 SHIS BAR, PORTO

032 BRASA DOS LEOES, PORTO

033 ADEGA DO QUIM, PORTO

034 CAL, PORTO

035 PRANCESINHO, PORTO AIRPORT BAR

036 THE BETJEMAN ARMS, ST PANCRAS, LONDON

037 LORD JOHN RUSSELL, EUSTON, LONDON

038 THE BOOT, NEAR KING'S CROSS, LONDON 

Bars 39 to 47
On the way to and back from Cardiff
Cardiff v NUFC

039 PICCADILLY TAP, MANCHESTER
(ON WAY TO CARDIFF VIA NEWPORT)

040 THE WHISKEY JAR, MANCHESTER

041 VITTORIA, NEWPORT, SOOTH WALES
(OWERNEET STAY ON WAY TO CARDIFF) 

042 THE CROSS KEYS, NEWPORT

043 TINY REBEL, NEWPORT

044 THE QUEENS HOTEL, NEWPORT

045 THE GREAT WESTERN, CARDIFF

046 THE QUEENS VAULTS, CARDIFF

047 THE CAMBRIAN TAP, CARDIFF

Bar 48
Forest v NUFC

048 BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN, NOTTINGHAM

Bars 49 & 50
Man C v NUFC
("Half way there!")
049 THE CROWN & ANCHOR, MANCHESTER

050 THE PEN & PENCIL, MANCHESTER
(Aalso visited The Whiskey Jar again--Bar 040)

Bars 51 to 53
 Palace v NUFC
051 THE PORTLAND ARMS, SELHURST, LONDON

052 EUSTON TAP (EAST LODGE), EUSTON, LONDON

053 EUSTON TAP (WEST LODGE), EUSTON, LONDON
(These are separate bars opposite each other)
(aalso visited v Wotfaad)

Bars 54 to 57
Man U v NUFC
("Lets gan high OCTane in OCTober!")
054 ENGLISH LOUNGE, MANCHESTER

055 THE BEER HOUSE, MANCHESTER

056 THE DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER

057 CASK, MANCHESTER

Bars 58 to 62
Sooothampton v NUFC
058 GIDDY BRIDGE, SOOTHAMPTON

059 SADLERS, SOOTHAMPTON

060 THE ALEX, SOOTHAMPTON

061 LORD WARGRAVE, EDGWARE, LONDON
(after game)

062 THE DUKE, EDGWARE, LONDON

Bars 63 & 64
Bornley v NUFC
("Let's gan on a bender in November
AND December!")
063 THE TALBOT, BORNLEY

064 THE SWAN, BORNLEY

Bars 65 to 69
Everton v NUFC
065 EXCELSIOR, LIVERPOOL

066 SHIP & MITRE, LIVERPOOL

067 THE BARLOW ARMS, LIVERPOOL

068 MA EGERTON'S, LIVERPOOL

069 THE FALL WELL, LIVERPOOL

Bars 70 to 73
Huddersfeeeld v NUFC

070 KING'S HEED, HUDDERSFEEELD
(before and after the match)

071 THE JULES VERNE, HUDDERSFEEELD

072 YORK TAP, YORK
(On way back from Huddersfeeeld)

073 THE CORNER PIN, YORK
(On way back from Huddersfeeeld)

Bar 74
Liverpool v NUFC
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074 ELM TREE, LIVERPOOL
067 (revisited) BARLOW ARMS, LIVERPOOL
(Can't include same bar twice---also visted 
v Everton)

Bars 75 to 79
Wotfaad v NUFC


075 THE FLAG, WOTFAAD
(3 qwaataaz of the way there!
get the FLAGS oot!)

076 WELLINGTON ARMS, WOTFAAD

077 GOLDEN LION, WOTFAAD

078 ESTCOURT TAVERN, WOTFAAD

079 THE ROCKET, EUSTON, LONDON
(after game)

Bars 80 & 81
SMBs v NUFC U21s
We actually did 6 bars before the game.
2 in Gatesheed and 4 in The Toon
but we cannit include 
  'Toon' bars in away games (Geordie Times rule 57X)
(There woz 'nee way' that we were gannin to gan 
to mackemland for a drink!)
080 NAGS HEED, GATESHEED
081 STATION EAST, GATESHEED

AALSO VISITED IN THE TOON
(Which we cannit include)
THE BRIDGE HOTEL

ROSE AND CROWN

NEWCASTLE ARMS

BAR LOCO

Bars 82 to 85
Chelsea v NUFC
(Chelsea play within the Fulham boundary)
082 WELLINGTON, FULHAM, LONDON

083 GIANLUCCA, FULHAM, LONDON

084 DUKE ON THE GREEN,
PARSONS GREEN, FULHAM, LONDON

085 THE GOOSE, FULHAM, LONDON

Bar 86
Blackborn v NUFC

086 MILL HILL WMC, MILL HILL, BLACKBORN


Bars 87 to 92
Sporz v NUFC

087 THE BARREL VAULTS, ST. PANCRAS, LONDON

088 SPORTS BAR & GRILL, MARYLEBONE, LONDON

089 VICTORIA & ALBERT, MARYLEBONE, LONDON


090 SIR JOHN BALCOMBE, MARYLEBONE, LONDON

091 THE BEEHIVE, MARYLEBONE, LONDON

092 THE MASONS ARMS, MARYLEBONE, LONDON


Bars 93 & 94
Wolves v NUFC

093 GREAT WESTERN, WOLVERHAMPTON


094 TRAVELODGE BAR, PICCADILLY, MANCHESTER
(We aalso revisited  bar 039 Piccadilly Tap, Manchester)

UNION ROOMS, IN THE TOON
BEFORE COMMENCIN' WOR JORNEY
TO WOLVES(cant include bars in The Toon
for away games--Geordie Times rule 57X)

Bars 95 & 96
Leeedz U23s v NUFC U23s
at Guiseley
095 WHITE CROSS, GUISELEY

096 HEDLEY'S BAR, GUISELEY CLUBHOOSE

Bars 97 to 100
West Ham v NUFC
097 BEER MERCHANTS TAP, HACKNEY WICK, LONDON

098 BUCKS HEAD, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON

099 THE ELEPHANTS HEED, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON

100!---THE OXFORD ARMS, CAMDEN TOWN, LONDON!

Bars 101 to 103
Reading U23s v NUFC U23s 
at Woking
101 THE POUND, WOKING

102 McGlynn's, near KING'S CROSS, LONDON

103 THE DOLPHIN, near KING'S CROSS, LONDON

Bars 104 to 108
Bournemoooth v NUFC
104 BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN, BOURNEMOOOTH

105 THE WAY OUTBACK, BOURNEMOOOTH

106 THE BELL INN, BOURNEMOOOTH

107 WATERLOO TAP, WATERLOO, LONDON

108 LYCEUM TAVERN, THE STRAND, LONDON

Bars 109 to 114
The Arse v NUFC
109 EXMOUTH ARMS, FARRINGDON, LONDON

110 EATONS, FARRINGDON, LONDON

111 THE SHAKESPEARE, HOLBURN, LONDON (twice!)

112 THE ENKEL ARMS, ISLINGTON, LONDON

113 TOMMY FLYNN'S, ISLINGTON, LONDON

114 ARKSTAR, ISLINGTON, LONDON

Bar 115 Lestaa v NUFC

115 REGENT CLUB, LESTAA

Bars 116 to 120
Brightin v NUFC

116 LANSDOWN ARMS, LEWES

117 THE BREWERS ARMS, LEWES

118 RIGHTS OF MAN, LEWES

119 DUKE OF YORK, ST JOHNS WOOD, LONDON

120 ELGIN, ST JOHNS WOOD, LONDON


Bars 121 to 125
Fulham v NUFC

121 EAST PUTNEY TAVERN, PUTNEY, LONDON

122 DUKE OF CORNWALL, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON

123 THE WILTON ARMS, BELGRAVIA, LONDON

124 THE NAGS HEAD, BELGRAVIA, LONDON

"AND FINALLY!"
125 THE PARCEL YARD, KING'S CROSS, LONDON



































































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