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In memory of Steve the “Bowburn Mag”

December 16th, 2011 | 15 Comments |

Bowburn Mag.
Steve: A very natural writer and a great human being..
It was four days ago when I learned of the tragically premature death of Steve Thompson, aka “Thomma” to his friends, and in the NUFC blogiverse, “Bowburn Mag”.

He was a writer on this site from it’s inception in 2009, writing a total of 234 articles for us in our first year. It is probably thorough his writing, and of course numerous comments on several different blogs and forums that most will know him. As well as being a genuinely nice person, he was also a natural writer who had the capacity to communicate his real humanity in words and genuinely connect with the reader, which is a rare talent. It was this which inspired me to ask him to write some pieces here when the ‘blog was about to start. Even though all I had to go on at the time were his comments on other blogs, his talent still shone through. Being a keen footballer himself, he also had a very good understanding of the game, and with both of these qualities I genuinely felt that he could have been one of the best sports writers around if his life had taken another path. Sadly that life is over now so we will never know, but he still left some great pieces of writing which encapsulated perfectly his passion for football in general, and Newcastle United in particular. (more…)


Blackpool and Newcastle fans shared the genius of two outstanding footballers

September 16th, 2009 | 27 Comments |

Genius at work
Genius at work
Tonight’s game will have it’s own characters bedecked in the famous black and white, and tangerine shirts of Newcastle United and Blackpool football clubs. And those players will hope to make an impression upon their adoring fans. However, previous eras were lucky enough to see two particular individuals who stood out for their footballing brilliance both at St James’ and Bloomfield Road.

Mention the names Tony Green and the late Alan Suddick, and it will evoke fond memories for all those fans who were able to watch them in their respective colours. Both players were blessed with a natural flair and a natural hunger for the game that few are fortunate to be born with. Of course, I’m not actually old enough to know their playing days first-hand, but my dad has long been singing the praises of these two men and I would challenge you to find an article or book written that looks upon these two as anything other than favourably. (more…)