Friday 23 March 2012


Updated '8:30am bells' Saturday 24th March 2012
Az we divvint play 'til Sunday afternoon away to 'The Baggie Troosers' of West Brom, centre stage this afternoon will be in Dunston!, where a certain FA Vase semi final iz takin' place @ '3 bells', with a trip to WEMBLEY! in the final the 'carrot' to progress!

This iz the forst leg of the two legged semi final with the second leg takin' place in Staveley (near Chesterfield) the followin' Saturday and iz the biggest game in Dunston's history!

A good crowd iz anticipated @ Federation Park (aka: UTS Stadium) and 'The Bad Blue Boys' (they play in aall blue!) expect at least SIX times their normal gate of aroond 180!
There's a clubhoose to 'tickle your tonsils' and quensh your thirst before and after the match, so there's NE EXCUSE! for NOT gannin!
The game is NOT aall ticket and admission iz six quid for big kids and three quid for sprogs and zimmerframeites!

It's anly a *TEN MINUTE bus ride from The Eldon Square bus station in the Toon (*dependin' on the traffic!) and busses, 11,31,43,44,45,46 and 47 can be caught (get off at 'The Mechanics Club' on the way to The Metro Centre---the groond iz at the top of the next road)

*For those of yoo who divvint naa, Dunston are a non league club who play in The Northern League, (which iz the 2nd oldest league in the world, behind The Footbaall League) which iz at 'level 9' (division 9) in the English pyramid system.

The FA Vase iz a cup for clubs at this level and doon to 'level 11'.
Higher level non league clubs like Gatesheed (level 5) play in the FA Trophy for the 'Wembley prize'!

'Az the drunken magpie fly's', Dunston's groond iz approx 2 miles from St James' Park<(and aalways will be!) and when both teams are at home on the same day it iz reputed that the Dunston fans know when The Toon have scored as they can here the roar of the crowd from across the Tyne!

The Geordie Times will be there and post a match report for this special game later tooneet!

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