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Morning ladies and gents hope your looking fwd to your weekend in Newcastle just a couple of pointers for you

your seats are quarter of a mile from the pitch , give yourselves plenty time to climb to level 7 ( it’s a killer )
 
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Also enjoy over 180 pubs within walking distance of the ground , you might like the Gate it has around 12 pubs under one roof , if you like it rough and ready head for the big market ( don’t wear your colours there ) I feel you like a little bit more upmarket head for the key side on the river , also a lot more expensive, ha
 

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Morning. Give us the Newcastle low down - work with a few Geordie colleagues based out in Cobalt Park and they're all a bit dizzy with recent events (understandably)!
 
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The whole city is buzzing for. Our takeover , not because we are going to sign Messi but because our new owners have cleaned our ground ,,,, the atmosphere for our last 3 games has been unreal , but on the pitch we have been pathetic to be honest ,, hopefully Eddie Howe has changed things for this weekend
 

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Where’s good to park? I was thinking of the car park at Quayside but mainly through lack of imagination as I used to work there.
 
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Away fans never get any trouble in Newcastle the banter is always first class , but be carful of the DJs in the pubs They rip the Phish out of away fans , all good humoured , after 6.30 the Door staff can be funny about football tops , so if your planning to stay out on the drink , bring a shirt with you
 

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Morning ladies and gents hope your looking fwd to your weekend in Newcastle just a couple of pointers for you

your seats are quarter of a mile from the pitch , give yourselves plenty time to climb to level 7 ( it’s a killer )
Most of our usual away support did your away end a few seasons ago in the Championship, me included, so we're already aware about the steps up to the Gods. I saw a few folk flagging on the way up 😉
 
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Parking in toon centre is shocking , your better looking at the metro system and getting parked at one of the stations and getting metro to St James Haymarket or monument all with 10 mins walk of the ground
 
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If anyone is struggling with the steps they have lifts but you usually have to be older or disabled for the stewards to let you use them
 

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Morning ladies and gents hope your looking fwd to your weekend in Newcastle just a couple of pointers for you

your seats are quarter of a mile from the pitch , give yourselves plenty time to climb to level 7 ( it’s a killer )
I get the service lift up , but i haven't told anyone so keep it quiet mate
 

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Parking in toon centre is shocking , your better looking at the metro system and getting parked at one of the stations and getting metro to St James Haymarket or monument all with 10 mins walk of the ground
Gateshead town centre? Did they demolish the Get Carter car park in the end?
 
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Ye it’s gone , big Tesco there now with a huge underground car park , but don’t be tempted they fine loads who park in there that are not shopping in their store , don’t know how they do it but they do
 

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Conversely, I'm NOT a Magpie for one week!

My Dad was from North Shields, so Newcastle is my second side; my first is Brentford, being brought up a walk from the stadium (both old and new). We've always had to explain why we wander around in red-and-white stripes!

My son and I will be there (again) to climb the Leazes mountain and we will hopefully dampen your enthusiasm for Howe. Friday evening in South Shields (my first wife was from Marsden); Saturday evening probably The Low Lights Tavern, on the fish quay...
 
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Sorry the Oxford closed around the 80s it became another club called Tiffany’s then a couple more after that ,, then got flattened
 
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South Shields has to be the strangest place your either red and white or black and white , but has some fantastic Indian restaurants on Ocean road
 
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Any of the younger lads want a good night out after the match , head over to Osbourne road in Jesmond , some cracking bars all on one road , it’s only £2/3 quid in Taxi from city centre , some real classy lasses drink there
 

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Morning ladies and gents hope your looking fwd to your weekend in Newcastle just a couple of pointers for you

your seats are quarter of a mile from the pitch , give yourselves plenty time to climb to level 7 ( it’s a killer )
Dad was a Geordie, Uncle from South Shields, Dad was a Newcastle fan but adopted Brentford when he came South, we never had
many games against Newcastle in the old days obviously but one day I said to Dad what happens if Brentford play Newcastle who
do you want to win, he replied Brentford which surprised me, however he was a Newcastle fan for 20 years and Brentford for 60 odd.
 

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South Shields has to be the strangest place your either red and white or black and white , but has some fantastic Indian restaurants on Ocean road
You get odd looks and comments from both sides, Marsden end mainly that other lot. As a boy, my dad refused to allow me to wear red-and-white in our house! Stayed in a B&B in Ocean Road a couple of years ago... spoilt for choice, and Coleman's fish & chips rivals those north of the river.
 

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Looking forward to our trip up north for this one, after having a blast the last time I went up, nearly missing my train home due to some very friendly blokes adopting me and buying lots of pints.

Any good recommendations for real ale type pubs, am bit too old in the tooth for some of the suggestions so far?
 

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I used to work for a Newcastle shipping company and spent a lot of time there in the late 60’s. One of my favourite tipples was Vuax Golden Brew. Lovely beer, is it still sold ?
 
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Shame on your club for the takeover.

I could argue with you all day with the morals of this take over thing , we had an owner who assist stripped our club for 14 years , if you don’t like what the saudies do , will you be blacklisting the World Cup because Qatar human records are just as bad if not worse than the saudies , will you stop using BP garages stop your kids watching Disney, will you stop using Facebook , blacklist the boxing and the F1 Or is it just the NUFC takeover that bothers you , Hand on heart would you turn down someone taking over your club with at least £325 billion to spend , we are football fans and not into politics
 
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Looking forward to our trip up north for this one, after having a blast the last time I went up, nearly missing my train home due to some very friendly blokes adopting me and buying lots of pints.

Any good recommendations for real ale type pubs, am bit too old in the tooth for some of the suggestions so far?
There is a good few real ale bars in the city centre one called the Bacchus ( might need direction as down an ally ) most older guys will know where it is , nice big bar another I’ve heard of but never been is the brew dog on Dean street
 
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I used to work for a Newcastle shipping company and spent a lot of time there in the late 60’s. One of my favourite tipples was Vuax Golden Brew. Lovely beer, is it still sold ?
Vaux beer is finished now , anyways it was a Sunderland beer ,,,,
 

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I could argue with you all day with the morals of this take over thing , we had an owner who assist stripped our club for 14 years , if you don’t like what the saudies do , will you be blacklisting the World Cup because Qatar human records are just as bad if not worse than the saudies , will you stop using BP garages stop your kids watching Disney, will you stop using Facebook , blacklist the boxing and the F1 Or is it just the NUFC takeover that bothers you , Hand on heart would you turn down someone taking over your club with at least £325 billion to spend , we are football fans and not into politics
Being apolitical is itself a political choice.

The idea that Ashley asset stripped you is basically ludicrous. He certainly could have spent more on you to try to get you challenging for top 6 but he hardly can be said to have cashed in on selling off your assets. I can understand as fans wanting more spending and more ambition but that disappointment is quite different from asset stripping.
 

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There is a good few real ale bars in the city centre one called the Bacchus ( might need direction as down an ally ) most older guys will know where it is , nice big bar another I’ve heard of but never been is the brew dog on Dean street
Crown Posada is good. Beware of the three legged stools if you’ve had a few pints though…
 
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Being apolitical is itself a political choice.

The idea that Ashley asset stripped you is basically ludicrous. He certainly could have spent more on you to try to get you challenging for top 6 but he hardly can be said to have cashed in on selling off your assets. I can understand as fans wanting more spending and more ambition but that disappointment is quite different from asset stripping.
Not 100% of all the figures but can assure you he took a lot more out of our club than he put in with his free advertising the money off the PL for being relegated twice selling our top players and buying for next to nothing ,the only good thing about Ashley was he spent that little the Saudies can spend nearly what they want as our club has been running on nothing for the last.
 

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There is a good few real ale bars in the city centre one called the Bacchus ( might need direction as down an ally ) most older guys will know where it is , nice big bar another I’ve heard of but never been is the brew dog on Dean street
What do you think of the Bridge Tavern?
 

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Hand on heart would you turn down someone taking over your club with at least £325 billion to spend ,
Yes. But you're probably asking the wrong fanbase here. 20+ years ago we wouldn't have turned down someone taking over our club with £325 to spend let alone £325 billion, so long as their intentions were good. Today however, I might be wrong, but I think you'd do well to find too many Brentford fans that would feel comfortable displacing our current owner, let alone the Saudis, even if they did have £325 billion to spend. Different strokes though, we're still a 'small' club that has had incredible (relative) success in the last few years that we're still growing in to so impossible to put myself in the shoes of Newcastle fan.
 

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I could argue with you all day with the morals of this take over thing , we had an owner who assist stripped our club for 14 years , if you don’t like what the saudies do , will you be blacklisting the World Cup because Qatar human records are just as bad if not worse than the saudies , will you stop using BP garages stop your kids watching Disney, will you stop using Facebook , blacklist the boxing and the F1 Or is it just the NUFC takeover that bothers you , Hand on heart would you turn down someone taking over your club with at least £325 billion to spend , we are football fans and not into politics

Without getting into politics I do find the Ashley views strange from a football fan's viewpoint. Yes he brought the club to the championship twice but quickly made the correct decisions to get the club back to the PL and sustained Newcastle as a PL club.

The Shearer decision post Villa proved to be the correct one, yes unpopular I'm sure with the fans but ultimately as a business man he knew more about football than he is given credit for as Newcastle bounced straight back up.

I think of clubs like Sunderland, Coventry, Sheff Wednesday, Portsmouth, Forest, who could argue they're as big as Newcastle who would love a sustained period of PL football. This is before we mention Derby and Bury who would love to have had Ashley's business skills.

As for the takeover yes Newcastle will progress towards the top of football because of money but for many politics won't be too far removed from discussions. Pep is called out for spending close to a billion pound and as a result I don't think City's achievements are held in the same light as Liverpool's, Man Utd's etc over the years, just the way it is.
 

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Is this the bar at the end of the high level bridge ??
Yes, under the bridge, quite foodie. Met a friend in there before our last game and walked up to SJP from there.
 

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I could argue with you all day with the morals of this take over thing , we had an owner who assist stripped our club for 14 years , if you don’t like what the saudies do , will you be blacklisting the World Cup because Qatar human records are just as bad if not worse than the saudies , will you stop using BP garages stop your kids watching Disney, will you stop using Facebook , blacklist the boxing and the F1 Or is it just the NUFC takeover that bothers you , Hand on heart would you turn down someone taking over your club with at least £325 billion to spend , we are football fans and not into politics
Yes, pretty well all those things!
 

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It's a disgusting regime and goes against many of the issues that so importantly football is trying to change within the game and its support.
 

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Let's leave the owner politics for somewhere else! This seems like a real opportunity to get some good inside knowledge for those of us who haven't made the trip before.

@Geordie in peace - We're up from Friday to Monday; interested to know your thoughts on a decent boozer for a Friday night? Nothing too wild, but chance of some decent ales and conversation. Saving the wild night for Saturday.....again, suggestions welcome....although Jesmond I have heard good things about (classy lasses aside)
 

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There is a good few real ale bars in the city centre one called the Bacchus ( might need direction as down an ally ) most older guys will know where it is , nice big bar another I’ve heard of but never been is the brew dog on Dean street
Bacchus might be an idea from what I can see in online reviews, thanks
 

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Being apolitical is itself a political choice.

The idea that Ashley asset stripped you is basically ludicrous. He certainly could have spent more on you to try to get you challenging for top 6 but he hardly can be said to have cashed in on selling off your assets. I can understand as fans wanting more spending and more ambition but that disappointment is quite different from asset stripping.
He did sell off the car park behind the Gallowgate End for £9m a couple of yrs ago, thus ending their participation in the 60,000+ capacity PL p*ssing contest.
 

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Without getting into politics I do find the Ashley views strange from a football fan's viewpoint. Yes he brought the club to the championship twice but quickly made the correct decisions to get the club back to the PL and sustained Newcastle as a PL club.

The Shearer decision post Villa proved to be the correct one, yes unpopular I'm sure with the fans but ultimately as a business man he knew more about football than he is given credit for as Newcastle bounced straight back up.

I think of clubs like Sunderland, Coventry, Sheff Wednesday, Portsmouth, Forest, who could argue they're as big as Newcastle who would love a sustained period of PL football. This is before we mention Derby and Bury who would love to have had Ashley's business skills.

As for the takeover yes Newcastle will progress towards the top of football because of money but for many politics won't be too far removed from discussions. Pep is called out for spending close to a billion pound and as a result I don't think City's achievements are held in the same light as Liverpool's, Man Utd's etc over the years, just the way it is.
:LOL: only SWFC come close Coventry !
 
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Let's leave the owner politics for somewhere else! This seems like a real opportunity to get some good inside knowledge for those of us who haven't made the trip before.

@Geordie in peace - We're up from Friday to Monday; interested to know your thoughts on a decent boozer for a Friday night? Nothing too wild, but chance of some decent ales and conversation. Saving the wild night for Saturday.....again, suggestions welcome....although Jesmond I have heard good things about (classy lasses aside)
Really depends on your age group , under 25 big market and the gate over 30s head down Grey street past the Theater Royal a lot of canny bars for the slightly older among us ?? And if your feelin a bit more adventurous carry on down to the quayside , but like said earlier , Osbourne road in Jesmond is canny only a few quid in a taxi
 
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A lot of stag and hen doos up at the min , so Friday and Saturday nights get a bit roudy

Got nothing against the gay community but by god they know how to party , we have an area down by central station Called the pink triangle , been I few times with the wife ( held on to her for dear life ) don’t know what I was thinking ???? What a great night we had , drag comedians who are the most foul mouthed funny people and not a pick of bother to be seen ,
 

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:LOL: only SWFC come close Coventry !
Might have my facts wrong, but in their only real sustained period (a few seasons) in the second tier in the 80's/90's, Newcastle averaged crowds of around 18,000 in their lowest finish (11th in the league). I know they're different times now, but Sunderland get almost twice that in the third tier.
 

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