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Who is Steve Wraith?

 

Keeps coming up on my Twitter feed and seems to give it the big I am. His name rings a bell but can't think where from? (Ps I live in Leeds these days so he could well be some Look North character)

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He's actually a really decent bloke, gets a lot of bad press from other fans. Not sure why really, he is a promoter and promotes things, that is his livlihood, due to being known he seems to be interviewed a fair bit, not sure why people have a go at him for that.

 

He is a huge fan of the club, he isn't too keen on the Ashley regime. Like most fans then.

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He's actually a really decent bloke, gets a lot of bad press from other fans. Not sure why really, he is a promoter and promotes things, that is his livlihood, due to being known he seems to be interviewed a fair bit, not sure why people have a go at him for that.

 

He is a huge fan of the club, he isn't too keen on the Ashley regime. Like most fans then.

Welcome to Toontastic Steve ;)

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One of the lads in the bar was talking about him yesterday actually and said he used to go to the match with 'KRAYS' on the back of his shirt . Is that true ?

He used to visit the Krays in jail, then he wrote a book about them called the geordie connection, mainly about him visiting them in jail. Obviously he was a bouncer too, but we've all done daft things. He used to play for a team in the same Sunday League as me, and he kicked me off the pitch a few times, when I was 19, and about 12st wet through, but we can all be wanks when we're young. I think in terms of twitter he comes across really well, he's 40 now and seems content with himself.

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He used to visit the Krays in jail, then he wrote a book about them called the geordie connection, mainly about him visiting them in jail. Obviously he was a bouncer too, but we've all done daft things. He used to play for a team in the same Sunday League as me, and he kicked me off the pitch a few times, when I was 19, and about 12st wet through, but we can all be wanks when we're young. I think in terms of twitter he comes across really well, he's 40 now and seems content with himself.

 

Aye, fair play to him for his entrepreneurialship like (is that a word !?)

I've heard he's a canny bloke

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Does that book mention when they came up to Newcastle in the 60s and they were infamously 'frog-marched' back to central station and sent back to London? By the bloke who ran all the doors on Percy Street (where all the clubs were at the time I think), who had various other interests in Newcastle and around the country.

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^ im sure ive heard that Central Station thing is meant to be myth .

I got told the story as a kid by someone who should know if its true (the bloke in question's son) but I was never sure. The story was in the journal or chronicle about a decade ago. If I told you the story of the son, you wouldn't believe that either but i know each detail of his remarkable life is true. Who knows tbh.

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I don't know him personally but I wouldn't want him to speaking on my behalf about anything to do with NUFC.

Someone who has openly associated himself with convicted murderers and Class A drug dealers. He has lined his own pockets on the back of promoting a 'talk-in' with a convicted rapist.

Thats why the TV companies and local press should not be going anywhere near him for quotes etc.

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I don't know him personally but I wouldn't want him to speaking on my behalf about anything to do with NUFC.

Someone who has openly associated himself with convicted murderers and Class A drug dealers. He has lined his own pockets on the back of promoting a 'talk-in' with a convicted rapist.

Thats why the TV companies and local press should not be going anywhere near him for quotes etc.

 

I take it you mean Tyson? Not the first and won't be the last person to make money off the back of that man and I can't say I blame him.

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I used to have the same view of Wraith, that he was only interested in self promotion and was permanently getting himself on the box/ radio etc to be interviewed about NUFC. After my time with NUST however I came to realise that it wasnt him chasing the interviews but the other way round.

 

Basically, once media get the number of someone they can get a soundbite from they go to them relentlessly. Steve, I believe is one of those, At the same time, hes not going to turn them down, it would be daft for a promoter and aspiring actor to miss out on a chance. Same went for the bloke who ran "Independent Supporters Trust" (cant remember his name, ran pub at Four Lane Ends I think). He was never off the box, once NUST appeared though he happily passed their details on to media people and dropped out.

 

Steve, is a canny bloke, Im not aquainted with him as well as the likes of Ian is but Ive had a few conversations and a couple of pints over the last 2 or so years and I can see he has a passion for NUFC. More importantly hes very well connected and generally if he says something has happened/ is happening in the club you can be fairly confident its true.

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