An 'A' to 'Z' of 'The Geordie Times' futbaall club nicknames---For the benefit of wor owerseas visitors especially!
Under copyright laws 'The Geordie Times' iz not allowed to publish fixture lists--(we divvint want to get sued by 'The FA'---like!) so we've improvised and have made up wor aan nicknames for clubs--some of them current nicknames or their former nicknames, which they ne langer use!
The Toon----Geordie slang for the name of the team and the city
(The) Arse---for obvious reasons ARSENAL
(The) Baggie Troosers----a 'WEST' Midlands club---the clue iz in the 'Baggie' and they are so caalled az in the 19th century they used to wear baggy shorts! WEST BROMWICH ALBION
(The) Biscuit Men----a former nickname they ditched (but we havvent!)---they now caall themselz the grandleee titled ' Royals'
The) Blue Moonies---Their fans have the song 'Blue Moon' az their anthem (they play in light blue) MAN CITY
(The) Canary Custard Crumbles---their owner iz a famous female TV cook and they hail from Bornard Matthews country and they play in yellow custard coloured shirts! NORWICH CITY
(The) Cockney Reds of Salford---Moan United---they have a reputed fan base of 10,000 in London and az any self respectin' Blue Moonie fan will tell you, they play in the city of Salford (where the BBC have relocated!) (I wonder why?) Aalso they are aalways moanin aboot sommik--- MAN UNITED
(The) Jellied Eels Mob----jellied eels iz a delecaseee amonst theeze Cockney boys and gorls from 'Landan's eest end! WEST HAM UNITED
(The) Kings Road OAPs---Their former nickname used to be 'The Pensioners' after the Old Chelsea Pensioners war veterans. (OAPs=Old Aged Pensioners) They then changed their nickname to 'The Blues' a few years ago. They play on the Kings Road in the borough of FULHAM! (aka 'Chelski' due to their Russian benefactor) CHELSEA
(The) Liverbirds----yi may az well give up if yi cannit get this one! LIVERPOOOL
(The) Toffee Noses---a club from the blue side of Morseyside EVERTON
Sooothampton---- The Simon Templar Mob---a 'saintly club' from the soooth coast! The Saint woz a cult 1960s TV detective series starrin Roger Moore az Simon Templar---SOUTHAMPTON
Sporz----A "norf Landan" club!
Steptoe Rag and Bone Men Rangers-----the hit 1960s comedy series Steptoe and Son waz based in this 'west Landan' suburb where this team plays QPR
(The) Swan Lakers---for obvious reasons SWANSEA CITY