From Northern Ireland to Australia, via Newcastle.

That bridge looks familiar......
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 πŸ˜‰

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 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 wisely.
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 Bobby.
Choose Keegan.
Choose the 5-0.
Choose the 5-1.
Choose the Sky Sports News, again.
Choose the hope.
Choose the glory filled future.
Choose Newcastle.

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!

About toonsy

A lifelong Newcastle fan and current webmaster of this very 'blog who has the sole aim of creating a place by Newcastle United fans, for Newcastle United fans.

48 thoughts on “From Northern Ireland to Australia, via Newcastle.

  1. Trainspotting?
    There’s only train to be on these days and that’s my reality train. It’s full steam ahead at the moment but I’m desperately hoping it becomes derailed and Ashley surprises me.

    Then again, I know that isn’t going to happen. Stoke the fire Batty, we are rolling rolling rolling . πŸ˜†


  2. @Warwick

    Just in case you and your girlfriend are in need of a snack, TonyGreenSupreme who gets on here has his own burger stall. He’s identifiable by his long White coat and tanned Doc Marts.

    Special rates for Toonys bloggers! πŸ˜†


  3. @Warwick

    If you are going to the match it’s well worth paying the bit extra to get a ticket in the East stand or milburn lower seats. Much better view but more expensive.

    Worth it for a one off though.


  4. @lobacka

    That’s what I stated on the other thread.
    It appears the club are prepared to offload Best to bring a different striker in, possibly Erdinc.


  5. depends on what thier looking for , i prefer a quite few beers in the old george …but i know theres always a good atmosphere in bar beyond, the city vaults or sam jacks if his girlfriend doesnt mind the odd stripper or perhaps the sports bar , good atmos in there without the flesh then afterwards just get mortal wherever you stumble upon


  6. the toon has loads of support from nothern ireland and just to put the word out to all you other toon fans in norn iron, me an a couple of toon mad mates are lookn to start a supporters club in newtownards, howay the lads πŸ˜›


  7. So, BS9 @ 6, you’d better get ready to drop yer daks in Fenwicks. Post a picture, please. πŸ˜›


  8. …and for food, an all ya can eat Chinese buffet from Stowell St.
    I’d recommend Buffet No1 or Lau’s Buffet King or both if you’re like Toonsy πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  9. morning lads

    i think its a bit unfair on best going like , hes done very well when hes had the chance 4 us!!

    why dont we offload ameobi πŸ˜†


  10. I thought Hoots might come back for Routledge and Best. And why not if he can get them cheaply. I hope they go and do a good job for him.
    Does anyone think Brum will come straight back up? I think they have a better chance than WHam under Fat Sham :mrgreen:


  11. @Richie and Brisvegas

    It’s a technicality only. My original point is we would not be adding any extra strikers to the squad.

    Many believed we would be adding to the four I named and putting HBA on the right.

    I personally would persevere with Best and ship out Shola.


  12. “Choose a clucking big television with Sky Sport News taking the micky outside the ground.” …………Quality!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


  13. 49 days till the prem kicks off!!! 7 weeks and counting haha , i cant wait ITS SO BORIN WITHOUT FOOTY lol


  14. Army no club in their right mind will buy Ameobi, so looks like he is ours for one last season 😯

    I always go in the Goose for a couple of cheap pints before the match, then scoff down some greggs on the way into the ground.
    Used to enjoy level 7 for a few yrs but generally I have been a gallowgate man all my life.

    Warwick, yous will love it at the match, win lose or draw, its nearly always a great atmosphere. Enjoy. πŸ˜†


  15. 1. Bobby Shinton number 9
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 8:21 AM
    I’ve told you .
    I can read this regime like a book.
    There’ll be plenty of bids but they’ll all fail either by too low a bid or can’t agree terms.
    Ba, Best, Shola and Ben Arfa will be our 4

    3. Bobby Shinton number 9
    Posted June 22, 2011 at 12:52 AM
    So you won’t be happy with him as our main striker.
    Great faith in the lad then.
    Mark my words again. Another one that I will show my arse in Fenwicks window if we purchase another striker.
    Strikers cost money and Ashley won’t spend it
    πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  16. Its amazing watching the season review (propaganda DVD) how many best, shola and loverman scored last season, Had one of them played virtually every match instead of being stop start they would have finshed with more than the 13 judas πŸ‘Ώ ended up with IMO…


  17. @Richie

    Thankyou for helping me out.
    That last line saved my bacon and my arse going on display in Fenwicks window. πŸ˜†


  18. BS9 @15 : aha, the back down begins. The wheels are coming off.

    You can’t always negotiate a win-win ituation, mate.


  19. Come back on here and Booby flashing his arse around.. πŸ˜€

    Toonsy, can you please confirm that you received my messages πŸ˜•


  20. @Brisvegas

    Not at all fella. The facts are he won’t spend Amymore on a new striker without offloading.
    It hasn’t happened yet, but if it does I’m technically wrong, I agree .

    But Im also technically correct. πŸ˜†


  21. Don’t know how as the last line is pretty irrelevant,unless you meant the second last sentence…but if you sell 4 strikers and buy one, you have bought “another” striker…..if however you had said an “extra” striker then your bacon would have been saved πŸ˜‰


  22. Love it when you see someone grappleing to hold on to the smallest something to try and avoid losing an arguement… πŸ˜†

    I used to travel up from Hull with the oldest lad and a nieghbour, park at Heworth and get the Metro in. Then if my mate was driving Goose for some beverages and trundle of up the hill with baited breath and my son telling me his prediction and his reasoning behind it. He was quite good at it as long as I never tried putting money on it 😯


  23. Now Im not working away and stupid patterns I may have to reinvest in our season tickets again


  24. @Richie

    I genuinely believed Pards was happy with Best and he would stick with the 4 strikers I named.
    I meant he would not be spending more cash to add another striker, thus using HBA as a right winger.
    I believe his intention is to use him as a striker but if there’s going to be another striker coming in it will be at the cost of one of our present ones to fund it.

    If you’s see this as a back down, or not, I don’t blame you for ridiculing me. That’s what I would do.
    But I don’t see it at all as a back down just as an adjustment to my original thoughts.


  25. Not Happy tried to get an avatar and its saying my user name is already in use πŸ‘Ώ


  26. Yeah bobby total back down, I can almost hear the reverse beepers πŸ˜†


  27. Bobby trying his hardest to get out of a bit of ****, without looking like he is in trouble and needs to back down. I remember you said jose would go on the last day of the window untill someone had to let you know that the season started before then. So thats twice you have had to back down lol the wheels are starting to fall off fella πŸ˜†


  28. bobby…I agree and I also adjust my original thoughts, we probably all do and that’s the whole point of debating something and because I can “adjust” my original thoughts, I’ll never offer to show my arse in Fenwick’s window just incase πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†


  29. Right no rest for the wicked, a few bricks to lay for my BBQ. catch yas all later.


  30. @dan

    It’s the likely reason he is thinking of shipping out Best as he doesnt possess pace.


  31. Bobby we’ll see if you are right about Jose πŸ˜‰

    Sold to Liverpool on the final day of window so we can’t spend the money was the words you used.


  32. It’s Warwick here,

    Thanks Toonsy for the mention. We’re both excited about getting over there. A few friends over here have struggled with the idea of us investing so much just to go see a football game, but I guess Newcastle does that to us all doesn’t it.

    We’ve got our flights booked, accommodation paid for and now it’s just a matter of getting those tickets once they get on sale! *fingers crossed on that one big time*

    Being from Oz, just to have a chance to sit in St James, the same field that we’ve woken up at 3am in the morning on countless occasions over the past 10+ years to wake the likes of Shearer, Solano and co. take the field, is something we’re holding as incredibly special. For all the talk of transfers and gossip (which as much as it annoys us, I think we all admit we love), we’re just looking forward to that first minute after kickoff when nothing else in the world matters but the noise of black and white. HTWL!


  33. Haha – bobby’s trying to reverse the bull**** bus but the wheels have come off!! πŸ˜†


  34. Just to let you all know, it’s not just Sydney with the FANatical support for NUFC…I’m in Melbourne and it’s at least 3 generations back wih me and mine as supporters. It’s become a ritual for the season of KO’s anywhere from 10.30pm to 4am.
    If I’m really lucky it’ll be accompanied by cheese and onion sarnies and Newky Broon (of course) although it’s hideously expensive, the things we do for fun….


  35. It’s good to know we’re not the only ones in Australia suffering seasonal sleep depravation because of watching Newcastle. πŸ™‚


  36. Waldo

    From recollection your user name being used doesn’t matter I think it works via your email address that you use to register on here.

    So you can be called anything there


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