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Hotspur Football Quiz back this Wednesday - 8pm @TheHotspur103 

Hotspur Football Quiz back this Wednesday - 8pm @TheHotspur103 

PL Fantasy League - win a @CampoRetro Shirt

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Campo also have a Fantasy League. You could win a free shirt every month to the league winner. Feel free to join or share with your followers - Code: 123985-36937  

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Waiting for your new Season Ticket Card….?

From NUFC today…..

ewcastle United would like to remind supporters who have renewed their season ticket and not changed seat that they should use last year’s season card to gain entry into St. James’ Park.

Only new season ticket holders and those who have moved to a new area within the stadium will be sent new cards, all of which have now been dispatched in time for Sunday’s first home fixture against Manchester City.

Anyone who has any queries about their season ticket can contact the Box Office by calling 0844 372 1892.

Season tickets for the 2014/15 campaign are still available priced from just £26.31 per game for adults and £5.52 for children. Student, senior citizens and those aged 18-21 can also take advantage of discounted tickets.

A new seven-year direct debit scheme has been launched that allows supporters to spread the cost of their ticket across the season, with payments starting from the month of purchase up to February 2015. There are no hidden costs or fees associated with this offer and fans can opt-out each year should they no longer wish to have their ticket.

Additionally, tickets can be purchased upfront or by annual direct debit. Full information can be found by clicking here.

Tickets for Sunday’s game are still available priced from £28 for adults and £5 for children. Buy online now by clicking here, in person at the Box Office or by calling 0844 372 1892.

Only cool people were sombreros…..like the last day in the Shite Seats ;(

Only cool people were sombreros…..like the last day in the Shite Seats ;(

The Stagg Do - Watch This Locally Made Film

After our rammed to the rafters World Premiere in June, we are pleased to announce two more screenings of the sweary Geordie comedy The Stagg Do this month.
On 23rd August we’ll be screening in Newcastle at the Tyneside Irish Centre, Gallowgate; and on the 24th we’ll be at the Avalon in Whitley Bay as part of the Whitley Bay Film Festival.  - Get yourselves along - getting some great reviews.

For Liam and John (by Malcolm Pegg)

Posted today on NUFC Fans United site.  

Fantastic tribute by Malcolm Pegg from 21st July at SJP.

"You can take the Geordie out of Newcastle, but you can’t take Newcastle out of the Geordie. Wherever you are in the world, the Toon will always be on your mind"

John Alder, Liam Sweeney: 2 very different people brought together by their love, passion and commitment for NUFC.

John Alder: The elder of the two at 63 was nicknamed the Undertaker due to him wearing black jacket, trousers and white shirt at ALL games. John missed only one game since 1973 and even went to reserve and junior games when he could. John spent most of his money on Newcastle United. He was number 1 in the Platinum club and a regular at the supporters shop in Prudhoe Place many years ago; popping in most days to speak to the volunteer staff.

John was a polite unassuming guy who was hugely knowledgeable about the sport he loved. His passion for Newcastle United made him a legend amongst supporters. I can recall he travelled to Watford on a Friday evening to watch United juniors lift the Youth Cup. Gascoigne and Joe Allon were in the team. He then returned to Newcastle and travelled to Norwich on the Saturday morning to watch the first team; the day of the Bradford City fire.

John watched his beloved team through thick and thin, he booked his holidays from BT to ensure he could travel the country and other continents. On home game days John walked his regular path from his home beside Gateshead Fire Station across the high level bridge to St James and return.John didn’t talk to others much and I feel privileged to have known him and to have been a friend.

When I gave up my season tickets John would always stop me at away games and tell me to keep the faith… Many of you will have personal memories of John and they can never be taken away.

Liam Sweeney: the younger at 28 years. I met Liam when he travelled on DC Travel coaches and the Back Page travel. His father travelled and his grandfather was a coach driver.

Liam was a jovial character and again very knowledgeable of the game. We became friends and Liam became a coach steward with Back Page, looking after and caring for fans travelling to away games. He was very committed to this role and became a popular and respected figure. He always talked of his family, of whom he was immensely proud.

When we left Back Page we occasionally travelled by car and Liam looked about for alternative coach travel. Amanda won’t mind me saying he was slightly apprehensive with regard to Shambles Travel, however I know she runs a great coach and Liam gave it a go. He found another new family and enjoyed every minute; soon becoming a very popular figure.

You will all have personal memories of Liam and once again I was privileged to class him as a friend.

John & Liam came together through their love and passion for NEWCASTLE UNITED. They had planned their journey to New Zealand together to watch their team. What I will always remember is that they died together doing something they loved; supporting Newcastle United

This was a tragedy that shocked the world and involved 298 deaths; brought to our doorsteps by John & Liam. I hope the perpetrators of this act are brought to justice however this is out of our hands. What we can assure is that John & Liam will forever be remembered and never forgotten. A huge amount of money is continuing to be raised in their memory and thanks goes to Gary Ferguson a lifelong Sunderland fan who bridged a divide on this tragic occasion.

JOHN ALDER. LIAM SWEENEY: It has been a privilege to have been part of your lives. You will always be remembered and through these events and legacy you will never be forgotten. You are a huge loss to family friends and the Newcastle United family/community.
Sir Bobby Robson’s definition of a Club always comes to mind…John & Liam you are very much a part of that.


Malcolm Pegg

Idea for John and Liam

We received a request from a fellow fan about the Club potentially retiring the seats of Liam and John at SJP. Perhaps making them available for a charity each game, for example for a charity of the families choice or made available for school kids that have done something great?

We are requesting to NUFC Fans Utd that we try and push for this, even if this is just for one season, as a gesture of good will and support of the lads.

Appreciate a RT and sharing the word…thanks.

NUFC Club Statement - Liam and John

NUFC.co.uk released the following statement today following the tragic news of the deaths of Liam Sweeney and John Alder.

It is with great sadness that we learn today the tragic news of the deaths of John Alder and Liam Sweeney, two of the Club’s most loyal supporters, who lost their lives on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which crashed on Thursday afternoon in Eastern Ukraine.

John and Liam were travelling out to New Zealand together to support Newcastle United in the forthcoming Football United Tour, which takes place next week in Dunedin and Wellington.

Both men were familiar faces at every Newcastle United away game and attended not only first team games but Reserve and Academy matches too. John was a lifelong supporter and a familiar sight in the stands for almost half-a-century, having barely missed a single game in that time.

Liam will be known to many fans during his time volunteering as a steward on supporters’ buses to away games.

Newcastle United Managing Director Lee Charnley said: “The loss of John and Liam is truly devastating news.

"Both men were dedicated supporters of our Club and were known to thousands of fans and staff alike.

"On behalf of everyone at Newcastle United we send our deepest condolences to John and Liam’s families and friends.

"The Club will be dedicating an area surrounding the Sir Bobby Robson statue for fans to pay their respects to John and Liam.

"The manager and players will also be wearing black armbands for both their games against Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix in the Football United Tour of New Zealand.

"Arrangements will be made to pay tribute to the two men at the Club’s first Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, 17th August. Further information regarding this will be announced in due course."

Manager Alan Pardew said: “Myself and all the players are deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible news.

"We all knew how passionately John and Liam supported the team and the Club.

"They were with us just earlier this week for our first pre-season friendly against Oldham and their dedication to travel all the way around the world to support us in New Zealand tells you all you need to know about the passion they had for Newcastle United.

"Our hearts go out to their families and friends."

RIP John and Liam

Extremely sad news to hear that Liam Sweeney and John Alder (The Undertaker) were killed as passengers on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, on their way to support the Mags in New Zealand.

What a tragic waste of life. Rest in peace lads. #HTL

NUFC Fixture changes….

NUFC have announced that 5 of the Mags games will be changed at the start of this season…. Link

Man City (H) Sunday, 17th August 4pm

Aston Villa (A) Saturday, 23rd August 12.45pm.

Stoke City (A) Monday, 29th September at 8pm.

Liverpool’s (H) Saturday, 1st November 12.45pm 

WBA (A) Sunday, 9th November 1.30pm

@CampoRetro #BlogToLisbon Winner!

@CampoRetro recent #blogtolisbon competition has just ended. It was a great success and we’ve had some fantastic entries and although it was extremely tough to choose one entry really did us impress us. Mark Godfrey from Newcastle did a great piece covering the Italy 1990 World Cup that had us all reminiscing fondly on this iconic World Cup of highs and lows. Have a read, I’m sure you’ll like it as much as we all did;


Reminder that their fantastic England shirts that are now available from £20 at www.camporetro.com, just in time for the World Cup.

Wear your Colours with Pride.