It’s becoming quite the feature here on NUFC Blog as we, unwittingly I’ll add, set about uniting NUFC fans from across the globe.
It all started off when Deepak sent us in this article detailing just how he came about supporting Newcastle United when it would have been easier to follow someone else. That inspired an article from Belfast where we had much the same from a Northern Irish perspective.
Now blow me down we’ve had two from Sydney, Australia. Granted they aren’t in exactly the same vein, but they do both show the passion that our fans have the world over. First up we’ll start with Warwick.
Warwick and his girlfriend are fulfilling a dream by making the trip to St James’ Park in September. Obviously with them not being local they have asked for a few tips and pointers about where to go/where to sit/what to do/where to drink, that kind of thing.
Now we all do it differently on match days. Personally I go in Fluid until the turnstiles open and then go into the ground and drink hideously overpriced alcohol. Mind you, going from my away day travels it’s no different to what it costs in any other ground. Still, that’s my choice.
As for seating, I’d go with Gallowgate. You can’t go to St James’ Park and not sit in there. It’s our famous stand, and it will arguably have just about the best atmosphere now that the singing section has been removed, er I mean moved. Again it’s about choice though.
I just thought that perhaps you guys could give him a few more ideas as to where to go and what to do for his dream trip to Newcastle. One more tip, wear a coat 😉
Meanwhile, in another part of Sydney, Chris has offered us this.
It’s exciting isn’t it? Not yet July and we’re all tied to the papers, twitter and blog latching on to every rumour, hint and dream and getting carried away with it all. I love being a Newcastle fan and part of this cycle of excitement – the good and the bad.
It’s the same, not just every summer and January, but every week – the pleasures, the pains, the hope, the disappointments – for Newcastle fans we need the controversy and the conflict. This is all part of the reason we love Newcastle and why we could never consider supporting the likes of Villa, Stoke or Everton. We choose Newcastle.
Choose a black and white passion.
Choose a lifelong commitment.
Choose a clucking big television with Sky Sport News taking the micky outside the ground.
Choose Sports Direct, Northern Rock, Newkie Brown and cheap Puma shirts.
Choose twice weekly high blood pressure, grey hair and self doubt.
Choose YouTube and Nacho.
Choose Shearer on the bench.
Choose Hamilton, Rush, Boumsong and Luque.
Choose selling your striker on the last day of the window.
Choose breaking Shola’s cheek the match after.
Choose watching a loss to Fulham at 3am on the other side of the world.
Choose drinking your sorrows, waking up and wondering who you the following morning.
Choose sitting on that couch and remembering your club, your family.
Choose Shearer v Chelsea
Choose Ketsbia vs the hoardings
Choose Ginola, Lee, Peacock, Howey and Nobby.
Choose the 5-0.
Choose the 5-1.
Choose the Sky Sports News, again.
Choose the hope.
Choose the glory filled future.
In case you’re not aware, ie too old or too young, that is a pisstake of this tune from the film Trainspotting. If you think about it, it’s quote appropriate for Newcastle!
So cheers to our Aussie counterparts. Hopefully we can give you some ideas and hopefully we can smoke out some more people in our quest to get global Newcastle fans United!