Wednesday, 29 June 2022

NEW GROONDS IN AUSTRIA FOR 'THE NUFC MAD-SAD GROUNDHOPPERS'!

 Posted 12:34pm bells Wedinzday 29th Joon 2022

"A GROOND AND VIEW TO DIE FOR!"

2 more pre season games have been added to the list of NUFC games! (3, if yoo included a behind closed doors game v Gatesheed on Saturday 15th July)

Then, we travel to Austria where we play Jawman (German) side Munich 1860 at the 1,500 capacity Saalfelder Arena, home of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden, on Friday 15th July with a '6:00 bells' kick off (local time)      

And then the followin Munday we play another Jawman side, Mainz at the 4,500 capacity Kufstein Arena, aalso in Austria, for wor 2nd pre season friendly in a '5:00pm bells' kick off! (The home of FC Kufstein) ⬇️

"THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC!"
"TOON!--TOON--BLACK N WHITE ARMY!"

Not anly have we never been to these groonds, we have NEVER seen The Toon play in Austria eethaa!

Both groonds offer fab views of The Alps in the backgroonds and we are lookin to gan to both games! (If possible?)(ie: Will we be able to get in?)

More to follow on aall this in the comin' few days!

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

"NOON ARMY!"

 Posted from 'high noon bells' onwards, Tuesday 28th Joon 2022



Saudi Arabian company 'NOON' are NUFC's shirt sleave sponsors for the new season!

Very appropriate az we normally put new posts oot at 'high noon bells'!



Sunday, 26 June 2022

THE MAGICAL MYSTERY PUB CRAWL TOUR 2021-2022 (PART 7)

 Posted 'high noon bells' Sunday 26th Joon 2022


*PART 7 *** JANUARY 2022 *** JUST 1 AWAY GAME AND 2 PUBS VISITED *** RUNNIN TOTAL 46

*LEEDZ V NUFC

45: BREWERY TAP, LEEDS


46: FRIENDS OF HAM, LEEDS

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Saturday, 25 June 2022

BOTMAN DEAL IMMINENT!

 Posted '1:30pm bells' Saturday 25th Joon 2022

"DA! DA! DA! DA! DA! DA! DA! DA!--- BOT---MAN!"

News reaches 'The Geordie Times' that anothaa defender iz due to join NUFC! After protracted and exhaustin' negotiations, Sven Botman haz agreed to join us in a deal worth £35 million to sellin club Lille of France!

A 5 year contract haz been mentioned for the 22 year old Dutch International and he iz due to arrive in Geordieland on Munday for a medical!

This brings wor total 'spend' on defenders this year to £71 million with Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Matt Targett aalready on board!  Add on wor new goalie Nick Pope for £10 million and the total defensive 'wall' comes to £81 million so far! (The same az wot Moan U payed for Harry Maguire!)

More signings are in 'the offing' and a striker remains a top priority!

We will of course bring yoo any news on 'that'!   So az per usual, "Watch this space!" 

Thursday, 23 June 2022

NO POPE IN ROME! *** HE'Z AT 'WOR' HOME!

 Posted '7:34pm🔔 bells' Thorzday 23rd Joon 2022



*News that Ing-er-land goalie Nick Pope haz signed for NUFC from 'The Bornley Hillbillies' on a 4 year contract for £10 million, haz reached The Geordie Times! 

The 30 year old stopper iz wor 2nd pormanent signin of the close season and iz a great edition to 'Steady Eddie's squad and some competition for Martin Dubravka, who we assume will be 2nd choice now! 

Toon fans have aalready ordered their rosary beads to welcome him to SJP!



     *WHITE SMOKE             CONFIRMATION!



DEVAASTATIN' NEWS FOR THE 'NUFC MAD-SAD GROUNDHOPPERS'!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Thorzday 23rd Joon



The draw for the Papa Crapa Trophy (EFL Trophy) haz paired NUFC U21s with Barnsley, Donny and Lincoln's forst teams! (Aall away games for wor U21s)

Theeze are groonds that we have been tee before, so it's a bit disappointin', az far az we are concerned!

'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' have been to both Barnsley and Donny for competitive games, but anly for a friendly at Lincoln, where a certain Alan Shearer scored a penalty to win the game, many, many moons ago!

So Lincoln iz 'penciled in' for a definate groundhoppers away trip!

Dates and kick off times to be confirmed!

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

PAPA CRAPA TROPHY DRAW THIS WEEK!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 21st Joon 2022

The draw for the EFL Trophy (Papa Johns) takes place on Thorzday mornin' and involves NUFC U21s, who have been invited alang with 15 othaa Premyaa Leegue clubs to play against the 48 clubs in Leegue's 1 and 2,who will field their forst teams!

Not suprizingly az we are the most northerly team oot of the 92 Leegue clubs, NUFC are in the 'Northern Group', where a possible 24 teams could be drawn!   Oot of the 24, 'The Geordie Times' haz visited 22 of their groonds!

The 2 missin' are Salford City and Fleetwood Toon and 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers' are hopin (and prayin'!🙏) that we draw one of them, away!(Aaal wor games will be away in this competition, which consist of 8 Northern groups of 4----3 from Leegue 1 and Leegue 2---and 1 Premyaa Leegue Under 21 team) 

We will soon find oot and will let yoo naa az soon az possible, just who we get! (Forst game at the end of August) The draw will be live on Sky Sports News at '11:30am bells' on Thorzday!

"Come on Solfaad--come on Fleetwuud!"

Saturday, 18 June 2022

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR PUB CRAWL TOUR 2021-2022 (PART 6)

 Posted '3:07pm bells' Saturday 18th Joon 2022


PART 6 *** DECEMBER 2021 *** 4 PUBS VISITED *** RUNNIN TOTAL 44 (Appropriately this iz published on the 80th borthday of Beatle Paul McCartney, who alang with John Lennon Ringo Starr and George Harrison, wrote and performed the songs for 'The Magical Mystery Tour') 

*There were anly 2 away games in December


THE BASIL BRUSH BRIGADE OF LESTAA v NUFC

41: THE REGENT CLUB, LEICESTER



THE LIVERBIRDS v NUFC

42: SHIP & MITRE, LIVERPOOL



43: FALL WELL, LIVERPOOL

44: NORTH WESTERN, LIVERPOOL



Thursday, 16 June 2022

THE 'REEEL' NUFC FIXTURES FOR 2022-2023 ARE OOT!

 Posted from 'high noon' 🔔 bells', onwards, Thorzday 16th Joon 2022

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*Here are the propaa fixtures for next season!

We just knew that the 'leaked' ones on Munday were fake, az reported in The Geordie Times!⇊⇊


Az published on Munday!


*NUFC start off with a home game against the newly promoted 'Friar Tuck Mob' from Nottingham, followed by a lang away trek to 'Ne Where Near' Brightin the followin week!

The 'Friar Tuck' game will take place az advertised on Saturday 6th August at '3:00 bells', az it hazzint been picked for live telly!

Aall othaa fixtures are subject to change and probably 50% to 60% of 'wors' will be moved for live telly or teams playin in Europe!

(Games for the rest of August and September will be picked for live telly on July 5th ---allegedly?)

Wot iz trueleee shockin' however, iz that NEE fixtures will be played between the 'so caalled' 'big six' in the last fixtures before the World Cup break, at the request of Gareth Soothgate and the FA! (Ing-er-land stand nee chance anyway!--- Hungary ranked 40 in the world won 4-0 against wor no hopers!)

In othaa words the Premyaa Leegue admit that we do indeed have a 'big six' and preferential treatment will be given to those clubs, against the 'pleb 14' includin' NUFC!---A cartel in othaa words! 


The MAGnificent 7?



Tuesday, 14 June 2022

NUFC DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 14th Joon 2022



FAKE NEWS?

Some Premyaa Leegue fixtures were allegedly leaked yesterday, givin' NUFC a home game v The Liverbirds for wor forst game and then away to Moan United a week later!

This happened last season, but when the fixtures came oot 'officially' they wornt in the same order!---ie: 'Fake news' (Az Donald Trump would say!)


*The 'alledged' fixture dates for August and September


*The NUFC official site haz nowt aboot this, so wait til Thorzday to find oot the truth!

Meeenwhile the club ARE sayin on their website that wor 'next game' will be against Benfica in Lisbon at the 'real' Stadium of Light, on the 26th of July! 

WE are tryin to find oot if there are any more games abroad before this on the previous Saturday, but we suspect that Benfica, indeed, will be wor forst friendly game, due to the fixture overload of Nations Leegue games etc, which involves a few of wor players!    ie: they need a rest before the 2022-2023 season starts!

Anly 3 friendlies have been arranged so far---mebeez because of this? (Normally there are 5 or 6)

SO!---"Watch this space for any future developments!"

Sunday, 12 June 2022

HAPPY BORTHDAY TO ME!---"IT'S WOR CUP!!!"

Posted 'high noon bells' Saturday 12th Joon 2022

FRANKIE CLARK & BOBBY MONCUR PARADE THE CUP IN
FRONT OF THE WEST STAND & CENTRE PADDOCK
-----I'M IN THE CENTRE PADDOCK (SOMEWHERE!?)
(Even 'The Dibble' were clappin'!)
"NEE 'SOCIAL DISTANCIN' IN THOSE DAYS!"


The Fairs Cup celebrations continued from the previous day (see below) when we paraded the coverted silverware aroond St James' Park.



One home made banner made oot of a tatty bed sheet and hand written in black paint summed it up: "IT'S WOR CUP!", the banner proclaimed!

Aa was somewhere in the Centre Paddock that day and it was a very special day for me for it was aalso mee 15th borthday!

It is STILL to this day the best borthday 'present' that a'v ever had!
("Er!"---"It shouldn't be tooo hard to work oot how old I am today!? <("quick!---pass mee zimmerframe!")
Clue: It iz mee 'treble 21st plus 5'!

Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!)


"HAPPY BORTHDAY TO ME!"

Saturday, 11 June 2022

FAIRS CUP WINNERS!---53rd ANNIVORSARY!---TODAY!

Posted 'high noon bells' Friday 11th Joon 2022

On this day 53 ago 'The Toon' won the old Inter Cities Fairs Cup in the Hungarian capital of Budapest by beatin' Ujpest Dozsa 3-2 on the day and 6-2 on aggregate, after wor 
3-0 forst leg win a fortneet orlier .

I was still a schoolkid at the time and me and mee mate 'Billy the Skin' listened to the final on a crackly old valve radio in his bedroom of his muthaaz hoose as the game wasn't televised live.

It didn't look 'ower clever' by half time as we were two-nowt doon, but as the 2nd half started, Bobby Moncur vollied in to pull one back and Ujpest just collapsed after that.

Benny Arentoft got wor equaliser soon after  and then Alan Foggon got the winner from a rebounded shot off himsel? as the radio commentator screamed his heed off:"IT'S A GOAL!--IT'S A GOAL!", he shouted at the top of his voice, above the 'crattles' of the radio, and it was 'game ower' as the ref blew the final whistle soon after! 

The bedroom floor nearly collapsed as we jumped up and doon on the creakin' floorboards in jubulation, as, (just like the radio commentator) WE shouted at the top of WOR VOICES as well!

We celebrated wor win by runnin' doon nearby Whickham Highway wavin' an NUFC flag and a huge 'Rangers' 'William of Orange banner' depictin' a gadgie wearin' a funny lookin' hat, ridin' a white horse, (would you believe!) which Billy had 'half inched' as a souviner from the policehut at 'The Leazes End', after we'd played and beaten Rangers in the Fairs Cup semi final @ St James Park in May! 
(At the time we didn't have a clue aboot the 'significance ' of the sectarian nature of the banner---we were just schoolkids after aall!)

Some very puzzled motorists on the road nearly crashed their cars when they seen us!, but they 'didn't have a clue eetha' just wot we were dein', as we sang and danced and waved the huge banner! (which we could hardly lift as it was so heavy!)
"AAAHHH! BRILLIANT MEMORIES!"





Friday, 10 June 2022

"AWAY THE LADS!" *** AWAY TICKET PRICES FROZEN AGAIN!

 Posted 'high noon 🔔 bells' Friday 10th Joon 2022


Some great news for aall NUFC away supporters!----By a unanimous decision the Premyaa Leegue clubs voted to keep the £30 limit on away tickets for the next 3 years!

*The price cap of £30 woz introduced in the 2016-2017 season, because clubs like Moan U and Chelski were chargin away fans a mooth waaterin £55 plus for cr*p seats in the corner of their groonds!

If it had went on this way, we would be payin' in excess of £90 to watch an away game now!

"AWAY FANS MATTER!" *** "AWAY THE LADS!"  

Thursday, 9 June 2022

BLAYDON RACES 160th ANNIVORSARY---TODAY!

Updated 'midneet bells' Wedinzday 9th Joon 2022


Geordie Ridley***'Geordie hero'!

Today iz an historic day for Geordies everywhere---for today iz the 160th annivorsary of 'The Blaydon Races' song, which of course iz the Geordie National Anthem, written by Geordie Ridley in 1862.


Aaltogether now!---'Geordie Times' version!

BLAYDON RACES

"Aaa went to Blaydon Races!
t'was on the ninth of Joon!
ayteen hundred and sixty two!
on a summers afternoon!
we took the bus from Balbra's!
she was heavy laden!
away we went alang Collingwood Street!
that's on the road to Blaydon!"--


Chorus!
"Oh! mee lads! yi shud'iv seen us gannin!
passin the folks alang the road!
just az they were stanin'!
aall the lads and lasses there!
aall wi smilin' faces!
gannin alang the Scotswood Road!
to see the Blaydon Races!"
SCOTSWOOD ROAD (100th ANNIVERSARY PARADE 1962)

"We flew past Armstrong's factory!
and up to The Robin Adair!
just gannin doon ti the railway bridge!
the bus wheel flew off there!
the lasses lost their crinolines off!
the veils that hide their faces!
an' aw got two black eyes!
an' a broken nose!
in gan ti Blaydon Races!"

THE ROBIN ADAIR 


Chorus!

"An' when we put the wheel back on!
away wi went agen!
but them that had their noses broke!
they cam back ower yem!
some went to the dispensary!
and some to Doctor Gibbs'ss!
and some to the infirmary!
to mend their broken ribs'ss!"
DOCTOR GIBBS

Chorus!

"Noo when we got to paradise!
thor wes bonny gern begun!
there wes four and twenty on the bus!
man!---who they danced and sung!
they caalled on me to sing a sang!
aw sung them Paddy Fagen!
aw danced a jig and swung me twig!
the day aw went to Blaydon!"
'PARADISE' BRIDGE

Chorus!

"We swung across the chain bridge!
and into Blaydon toon!
the bellman he was caallin' there!
they caall him Jackie Broon!
aw saw him talkin' to some cheps!
and them he was persuadin'!
to gan and see Geordie Ridley's show!
at the Mechanics Hall in Blaydon!"

THE 'CHAIN BRIDGE'

Chorus!

(last vorse!)
"The rain it poor'd aw the day!
and myed the ground quite muddy!
Coffee Johnny had a white hat on!
they were shootin', "Whe stole the cuddy?"
there wes spice stalls and munkey shows!
an' aud wifes sellin' cider!
an' a chep wiv a ha'penny roond-aboot!
shottin', "Aw me lads, for riders!"
'COFFEE JOHNNY'

Chorus!


A paintin' of THE BLAYDON RACES in 1862




  

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

LETS HAVE SOME 'FUN' AND GAMES NEXT SEASON!

 Posted 'high noon bells' Wedinzday 8th Joon 2022

'BRUNO' MODELS WOR NEW THINNER STRIPED TOP!

NUFCs new home shirt haz been reveeeled!---It looks 'mint'---Much better than the 'number 4' thick striped top from last season!

Despite rumours that new Saudi sponsors would be on the front of the shirt, 'FUN88' will again be wor sponsors!

SO!---lets have some 'fun' and games next season with a few new signings!


However!!!



Tuesday, 7 June 2022

MAGICAL MYSTERY PUB CRAWL TOUR 2021-2022 (PART 5)

 Posted 'high noon bells' Tuesday 7th Joon 2022

PART 5 *** NOVEMBER 2021 *** 8 PUBS VISITED *** RUNNIN TOTAL 40

There were 3 away games in November.

Two forst team games and one U23 game

BAHA v NUFC

033: BARREL VAULTS, KING'S CROSS, LONDON (On the way to Brighton)

034: BREWERS ARMS, LEWES (On the way to Brighton)


035: LORD NELSON, BRIGHTON


036: PARCEL YARD, KING'S CROSS, LONDON (on the way back from Brighton)

Nottm Forest U23s v NUFC U23s (at Alfreton)

037: VICTORIA INN. ALFRETON 


038: ALFRETON FC CLUBHOOSE, ALFRETON



The Arse v NUFC

039: SHAKESPEARE, HOLBORN, LONDON

040 (2nd visit): PARCEL YARD, KING'S CROSS, LONDON

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