Archive for tag: Newcastle crowd safety.

Come on feel the noise!

October 29th, 2010 | 74 Comments |

Sing your hearts out for the lads!
Sing your hearts out for the lads!
This weekend, life stops for the majority of Newcastle fans, and Sunderland fans for that matter.

The Tyne/Wear derby is back on the agenda, and I have a feeling that this one could be particularly tasty, for a number of reasons.

Newcastle have arguably been knocked off their perch as top dogs in the North-East due to last seasons ‘character building’ season in the second tier of English football, but Sunday presents a chance for us to claim that crown back and take the bragging rights, until January anyway.

For that to happen it’s going to take a whole lot of togetherness, both on the pitch and off the pitch. It’s going to take a team effort, and the fans need to play their part in the proceedings and get behind the team vocally and show them filthy, dribbling tramps what support is. (more…)

Derby day kick-off time changed.

September 30th, 2010 | 37 Comments |

Kick-off moved to prevent trouble.
Kick-off moved to prevent trouble.
The kick-off time for the game against Sunderland on October 31st has been moved forward at the requst of Northumbria police.

The only real surprise about the move is that it wasn’t made sooner. The return leg at Sunderland was moved forward pretty much as soon as the fixture list was released, yet the game at St James’ Park remained untouched.

So why did the bizzies wait until after the tickets have started to be sold before making the decision to apply to the Premier League for permission to move the game to an earlier 1:30pm kick-off? I, and many others, suggested that it may want to be moved to an earlier time, so why has it taken the authorities so long to cotton on to the same fact? (more…)