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  1. 1. If you're a NUFC supporter are you.........

    • A Geordie still living in God's own country.
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    • An OOT'er but with Geordie family connections.
      8
    • North-East lad/Lass but not from Tyneside.
      8
    • An OOT'er with no real Geordie connection.
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    • A Geordie exiled elsewhere in the UK.
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    • A Geordie exiled elsewhere in the World.
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Surprised there so many real McCoy Geordies. I thought the criteria involved being born, residing in and never leaving the area comprising the 10m radius from the central point of Stevie's lounge room.

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Started loosely following Newcastle United around 1994 when I would check the newspaper in the school library for the premier league results on a Monday (along with NBA results). The reasons behind choosing to follow Newcastle are two-fold, firstly I was drawn to the familiarity of the namesake Newcastle approximately 2 hours north of Sydney where I live, secondly they fit the bill for my requirements in that they were well placed on the table and weren't one of the popularly supported glory teams - primarily being Manchester United and Liverpool. Started watching games as much as possible at the turn of the millennium through to now - with the ability to watch just about every Newcastle game both a blessing an a curse.

 

If I could turn back time I wouldn't change a thing, although there's been plenty of suffering on the painful winter 2am games where you wonder why you bother (and just about all of 2008/09) there's been some good times as well. It's not in my makeup to support a team that always wins (that's been cemented by Newcastle).

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After a few years following them on telly and vicariously through my brother, first game i went to was this...

 

http://www.11v11.com/matches/newcastle-united-v-blackburn-rovers-29-august-1993-21303/

 

Strangely I can remember Shearers equalising tap in by the post, but not Cole's goal that gave us the lead :S

 

Have i mixed them up?

 

One of Papavasiliou's 7 appearances for us, hence my previous user name.

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Started loosely following Newcastle United around 1994 when I would check the newspaper in the school library for the premier league results on a Monday (along with NBA results). The reasons behind choosing to follow Newcastle are two-fold, firstly I was drawn to the familiarity of the namesake Newcastle approximately 2 hours north of Sydney where I live, secondly they fit the bill for my requirements in that they were well placed on the table and weren't one of the popularly supported glory teams - primarily being Manchester United and Liverpool. Started watching games as much as possible at the turn of the millennium through to now - with the ability to watch just about every Newcastle game both a blessing an a curse.

 

If I could turn back time I wouldn't change a thing, although there's been plenty of suffering on the painful winter 2am games where you wonder why you bother (and just about all of 2008/09) there's been some good times as well. It's not in my makeup to support a team that always wins (that's been cemented by Newcastle).

Theres a lad from your home town who watches us regularly, his names Murray and hes a teacher in London...

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Mam from South Shields, dad a football hating, golf playing Cornishman. Born in Beverley. Moved to South Shields very soon after birth and lived there (interspersed with two spells abroad) til around 12.

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Always lived in Newcastle. Parents and grandparents always lived in Newcastle, and as many generations above them as I'm aware of.

 

Technically I was born in Hexham but only because the specialist unit my mam needed was there at the time. Came straight home to Newcastle as soon as I was out of the hospital. :D

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Surprised there so many real McCoy Geordies. I thought the criteria involved being born, residing in and never leaving the area comprising the 10m radius from the central point of Stevie's lounge room.

That takes in Washington. At the end of the day, people can support who they want, no one can accuse any Newcastle fan of being a glory hunter now.

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As a kid, I used to be self conscious about having been born in Yorkshire, because of how proprietary people are about the Geordie tag (I don't consider myself one btw).

 

It obviously wasn't just me though cos even in this thread, as adults, you can sense people defensively posting their credentials for fear of being judged. Contrasted with the balls in a wheelbarrow attitude of those born in "the right place", slapping their credentials down on the table like they're absolutely beyond reproach. :lol:

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Mines a bit boring I'm afraid.

 

Born in Newcastle, always lived here, Dad an avid die hard, got taken properly to all games in 1988/89 season and have never stopped going since.

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Born in Co.Durham, now living in eastern Europe (ooh get me).

Been away from is fucking awful when we're doing well, watching us beat Sunderland 1 nil, Taylor over the wall, alone pissed on a laptop was just strange.

 

Although when we're doing shit, it helps, you can switch off from it all and take in some perspective

 

Meeting endless amounts of man utd, chelsea 'fans' grinds you down as well

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Born in Co.Durham, now living in eastern Europe (ooh get me).

Been away from is fucking awful when we're doing well, watching us beat Sunderland 1 nil, Taylor over the wall, alone pissed on a laptop was just strange.

 

Although when we're doing shit, it helps, you can switch off from it all and take in some perspective

 

Meeting endless amounts of man utd, chelsea 'fans' grinds you down as well

I remember listening to the 3-2 vs Feyenoord, sat at the client's offices in San Francisco in the middle of the working day with one headphone in my lug. When Bellamy scored the winner the fucking adrenaline running through you, but having to keep quiet and just make out nothing was going on. :lol:

 

Not even being able to turn to the person next to you and convey the wonder of what just happened. Bizarre.

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Born in Hexham (lived in Wylam), moved down to London at the age of 5. Not really sure what group that puts me in as nobody I know would say I'm a geordie (lost the accent pretty quickly down south) and Wylam isn't exactly Newcastle. I do have a season ticket though having been at Uni in Edinburgh for the last 4 years. I think I might be best described as confused

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i've got so many mates down in london that are liverpool or man u fans, despite having zero connection to the towns their clubs come from. it's the liverpool fans that do my head in the most - most of them have never even been to anfield and they're quick to mock newcastle fans for always whinging and assume the majority are like the muppets you see hanging around outside sjp on sky sport news.

 

i suspect though that deep down they grudgingly respect that most newcastle fans come from, or have a connection to the region, and that they stick with the club in high volume, despite the shite we've been served up over the years.

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i've got so many mates down in london that are liverpool or man u fans, despite having zero connection to the towns their clubs come from. it's the liverpool fans that do my head in the most - most of them have never even been to anfield and they're quick to mock newcastle fans for always whinging and assume the majority are like the muppets you see hanging around outside sjp on sky sport news.

 

i suspect though that deep down they grudgingly respect that most newcastle fans come from, or have a connection to the region, and that they stick with the club in high volume, despite the shite we've been served up over the years.

Just as likely to think of us as mugs, and given the current regime's apathy, well, fucken etc etc etc

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i've got so many mates down in london that are liverpool or man u fans, despite having zero connection to the towns their clubs come from. it's the liverpool fans that do my head in the most - most of them have never even been to anfield and they're quick to mock newcastle fans for always whinging and assume the majority are like the muppets you see hanging around outside sjp on sky sport news.

 

i suspect though that deep down they grudgingly respect that most newcastle fans come from, or have a connection to the region, and that they stick with the club in high volume, despite the shite we've been served up over the years.

 

Aye I lived with a lad at Uni who as that kind of Liverpool ''fan''. He was born a stones throw away from Bootham Crescent and still supported Liverpool. I wouldn't have minded if he was Leeds - as that's fair enough.

 

He would take the piss out of Newcastle and I'd just say ''but you're not really a Liverpool fan are you?'' and he couldn't take it. I probably knew more about the history of Liverpool than he did at the time - he'd never set foot in Liverpool :lol:

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