The QT

Wednesday 22 May 2024
22/05/2024

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Hidden talent of Hebburn revealed

As a production line for professional footballers, Wallsend Boys Club has a widely acclaimed record. But a 1914-15 photograph which has surfaced has helped reveal how another Tyneside town has its own enviable record as a ‘football factory’. The picture of Hebburn Argyle is being sold by Graham Budd Auctions, with people able to place …

Kicking off play on home ground

Three young actors are feeling their way into the characters they’ll embody in The Bounds, a play set in Northumberland in 1553. This, according to Live Theatre, was ‘the true golden age of English football’, although its further assertion that ‘men will die today’ raises doubts about that. Ryan Nolan and Lauren Waine play Percy …

Sights set on sporting revolution

Maybe Mel O’Connor can see the future… as well as a way forward for world class athletes to significantly improve their eyesight and move more efficiently.  It’s 20 years since the North Tyneside-based entrepreneur hatched his idea for revolutionising professional sport but that long-term vision is finally paying off. “We’re ready to do this for …

Cup winner’s precious haul for sale

A century ago tomorrow (April 26), Newcastle United goalkeeper Bill Bradley found himself living the football dream as he stepped out at the new Wembley stadium. Bradley, born in Wardley in Gateshead, was drafted at the last minute into United’s FA Cup final team against Aston Villa on April 26, 1924. He had been second …

Pride in the shirts of noisy neighbours

As a Sunderland season ticket holder, Jack Ramsey wouldn’t normally tune in to watch Newcastle United. But there was something far more important than regional rivalry at work during the Magpies’ Premier League clash with Tottenham earlier this month. In a footballing first, a group of deaf and hard of hearing Newcastle fans were kitted …

Up for the Cup — Howay the Lasses

Amid FA Cup disappointment on Tyneside following the weekend’s defeat to Manchester City, there is hope that a Newcastle United team could yet win some silverware. Thousands of the club’s fans will head to Kenilworth Road on Saturday hoping to see one in-form side make history. The feelgood factor over the past two years at …

Oh what a Knight!

Earlier this month I read with interest news of the freak storms passing through the US states of Utah and Nevada which brought about an unprecedented invasion of tumbleweed. Helpless residents became prisoners in their own homes as thousands of bone dry plants piled up against their doors and windows, preventing entry or exit. Time, …

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