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Sunday 19 May 2024
19/05/2024

Newcastle United

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 …

Deaf fans joy at feeling the matchday noise

They became stars in their own right as their joyous faces beamed into our living rooms but what was it like for the fans wearing the specially-made, vibrating Newcastle United shirts? Ciaran is profoundly deaf. A pupil at Northern Counties School in Jesmond, he was pictured celebrating on national television as the goals flew in. …

Eyes and ears

GREAT IDEA: The organiser of the Great North Run has formed a partnership with UK Athletics and London Marathon Events to grow athletics in the UK and bring major events to the country. The partnership will deliver the 2026 European Athletics Championships in Birmingham and the annual edition of the Diamond League in the UK. …

Tyne Bridge and Swing Bridge in Newcastle

Investigating the genial Geordie

Long ago, getting on for a century, a young man visited Newcastle for the first time. The place made quite an impression, as he recorded later: “Thirty or was it 300 years ago, I stood on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge and looked down into the mighty trough. On one side was the …

Eyes and ears

ASHLEY SUES NUFC: Former owner Mike Ashley is suing Newcastle United for refusing to supply his retail company Sports Direct with the team’s kit for next season. The club have agreed an exclusive deal with rival retailer JD Sports which Ashley claims breaches competition law. He is seeking damages from the club and an injunction …

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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