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wor jackie

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  1. They’ve got the usual away section and the L7 corner so just the 8 Milburn L7 blocks left which I’d imagine will go on sale tomorrow.
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    Lyn Spencer. She was a teacher at my secondary school in the late 80's. Married that baldy c*** Roger Thames iirc It was Paddy McDee.
  3. Because it didn’t look a fifth down, and in anyway 42,000 turned up at a boycott, a waste of fucking time man. It did like. Lots of areas with huge swaithes of empty seats. Back of the Gallowgate, Upper Leazes, all over Level 7, Platinum club all well under 80% occupied and loads of 2s, 3s and 4s empty dotted around the rest of the ground, even in the central seats in the East Stand. I think low 40k or in other words 80% full looked about right. Certainly no more than that. Much less people inside than at any game last season and we dipped to 48k v Burnley as a comparison. Also the stadium plan can be rather misleading. They had sections W and X in the Leazes L4 as being sold out but they turned out to be less than half full. Mate I couldn’t give a fuck, either way you look at it, the whole thing was a failure. I completely disagree. If Rafa had stayed this match would have sold out weeks before even with no away fans and there was large gaps present especially in level 7 and the back blocks of the Gallowgate. When I had a look on the saturday Block V alone had 302 seats available, add in the fact the club were on a massive PR campaign,handing out free tickets and hyping up the new signings I would say at a minimum 10,000 boycotted. If we take it as read that over 10,000 ST holders cancelled (my family included), are we really to believe if they hadn't that over 57,000 newcastle fans would have wanted to attend ? I think not.
  4. After supporting them all my life and nigh on 40 years a ST holder I along with my wife and two sons cancelled the DD's in January. My sister and brother in law are not renewing. My next door neighbour, a platinum club member from day one isn't and i know of at least 8 more who have catagorically told me if that if Rafa leaves they will also not be renewing. This is my small circle of friends, I believe the folk saying there'll be 50,000 present against Arsenal are in for a shock.
  5. For the folk asking where's this and that here's an insight as to what happened. We talked about this last year and actually started the gofundme 5 months ago and out it on our Twitter etc. I can't remember the exact figure but in the first month it slowly got up to £700 or so., but then with all the anti Ashley and pro Rafa campaigns it was put on the back burner. We thought about abandoning the idea and giving the money back or giving it one last blast thinking it would crawl along and we'd do it for next season all being well with Rafa. With this in mind we told Dan our designer he had months to knock something up, well, it went crazy! We raised the total in about 3 weeks and with the prospect of the Liverpool game being Rafa's last plus the fact it would take 3 weeks just to print the material never mind stitch it all together poor Dan had to design then draw all the landmarks in a week. I'm not really sure how vectors work but basically he put in a 70 hour week and this is when he's self employed and just had a bairn. We had a massive list of landmarks and we all agreed that the city centre usual suspects had to be on, we did have Bamburgh castle , Lindisfarne etc on but it was simply a matter of space (and time). For Durham cathedral we really had no choice, nearly half the merch we sell is to a DH postcode , we have a massive Durham fanbase which was present long before 1992 and didn't just happen with Keegan's arrival as our friends down the road would have you believe. Anyway I'm from Whickham so technically Co Durham and I've been going since 1973! It's also sent the mackems into meltdown which is never a bad thing, as it happens Andy one of our group lives in Doxford Park, he's a Washington lad and been a mag all his life so they're lucky we didn't put Penshaw monument on. We thought we'd make it a bit lighthearted so we hoyed a few fans on with flags, a domestos advert ,a Ringtons van, a bottle of Lucozade ( if you can find it) and various other things. Btw it was me that insisted the cows were on, can't have a flag with local stuff on and not have the Toon Moor Coos on can ya ??
  6. It's a Greggs shop, we didn't want to fully advertise it so we just put their logo on
  7. Basically lads the timelines are incredibly tight, we ordered yesterday due to getting the design sorted, it's going to take 270 hours printing then needs sewing together. It won't be ready until the morning of the 2nd and we need it in toon by Friday night or early sat am at the latest . We don't yet know what time the Liverpool game is, it could be 12.30, nobody's sure. We can't leave it to chance on the day so we need a trial run getting it out and in so we thought it better to collect ourselves so it's totally in our own hands. The price I was quoted for haulage was £1200 and we've had a van donated by a lad so basically it's fuel, ferry/tunnel and digs on the way out so no difference really or even cheaper. Anyway the three lads going are buzzing to go !! The lads are driving solid on the way back taking turns.
  8. Now there's an idea, imagine if we added Penshaw monument 😂
  9. Be next season now, we're doing brilliant but still need a hell of a lot more. We'll still be doing displays this season though, we wont stop just because we're fundraising for the giant flag.
  10. Absolutely, places like Consett and especially Stanley are pretty much mag. I'm 56 so I remember when everything south of the Tyne was Co Durham.
  11. Nothing's finalised yet but to be fair there's loads of mags in Co Durham. I can't speak for the whole group but for me personally I don't really care what them lot down the road think.
  12. Apparently there's a comments bit on the main gofundme page ? Sorry I'm useless at modern technology !
  13. Funny you should say that, we're going to try to encourage that for firstly Everton but also for every match so it just becomes the norm.
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