Category Archives: General Waffle

Savages – Norwich November 2016

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 and The Damned played in Norwich. I first saw The Damned in 1981 on The Black Album tour and over the intervening 35 years have seen them more times than I can actually remember. Far … Continue reading

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Please Buy Our “Not an actual book”

I’ve got a book available. Well, I’ve written half of a thing that isn’t a traditional book. And it isn’t a Furious book and it isn’t about Newcastle United much. But I would be grateful if you bought it and … Continue reading

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I Kissed A Wolf & I Liked It

A couple of days before the event Wifey asked why I hadn’t tried to guess my birthday surprise. She had been scheming for weeks and I wasn’t allowed to check communal emails without express permission, so why with only a … Continue reading

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A Drink with Karyn

In a dark cool little back street bar in Auckland, New Zealand, Wifey and I were sharing a drink with Karyn. The bar was the Lucha Lounge and Karyn was the owner/manager. It was late, the punters had gone, the … Continue reading

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Intergalactic Nazi Punishment

BT Sport’s fresh way of covering modern football (apart from charging me more money for Champion’s League games that I have no interest in watching) includes throwing an excitable gaggle of experts at live Premiership matches. The range of this … Continue reading

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Mr Pavel Srnicek

Like many Newcastle fans I was shocked and upset to hear about the passing of former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek. Coming so soon after the death of, the seemingly indestructible, Lemmy from Motorhead it is difficult to escape the … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell us the Football Scores

Late on a Sunday night 2011 Wifey and I were wandering the streets of Salta in Argentina looking for a place to stay. At the third hostel we tried the guy we spoke to had to leave the front desk … Continue reading

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Hooray for Benefit Scroungers

We wake up to news that our Prime Minister, Mr Cameron, wants to stop the benefits of people who refuse to stop being fat or drunk or smokers. Like it’s, “right you’ve all had your fun this week shouting at … Continue reading

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China Drum (Tyneside’s Finest)

I never tried to count how many times I saw China Drum at the legendary Broken Doll in Newcastle but it was a lot. They were, at first glance, three daft kids rattling out energetic, tuneful punk rock with the … Continue reading

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I Thought I Was Looking Forward to the New Season

I thought I was looking forward to the new football season; Newcastle United had picked up some potentially interesting players and the giddy childish thrill of all the Premier League teams being on 0 points had set my teeth with … Continue reading

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