Fair to say that the football isn’t top of the list for the near three thousand Bristol City fans who are making the long trip to Tyneside.
A dismal run of two wins in 18 games has left them only one place and two points above the relegation zone but the travelling supporters are intent on having a good time this weekend, despite the football!
The consensus is that it isn’t a case of who wins but how many Newcastle put in the Bristol City net.
The focus for the visiting fans is to enjoy themselves in our great city and I hope everything is as they expect.
A great day and night on the Toon…and a heavy defeat on the pitch.
Comments from Bristol City fans via their top message board OneTeamInBristol:
‘£27 gotta be happy with that! Roll on the weekend!!’
‘Booze cruise down the tyne anyone??’
‘Might be Fog on the Tyne.’
‘Looking forward to this one, best pre match bar for those who didn’t go last time? Hoping to hear a load of Bristolian accents on the Toon town that night too’
‘Sam Jacks. An absolute riot last time and they played the Wurzels as well!’
‘Strange how this one is selling faster than Villa did – been there more recently and further away!’
‘A weekend on the drink is what sells Newcastle. I’d imagine like last time a good proportion of those that are going will be staying up there.’
‘If you like cheese, try pop world, it’s tacky as anything.
Also, I urge everyone to try the “Beehive” pub.
Cheapest round I have ever bought.
Guinness, fosters, 3 blackthorns and a job smith handed over a £20 and got a £10 note and coins back. I thought best say don’t want to rip them off and the guy said now that’s right prices on the sign hanging over your head. Guinness was the most expensive at £1.40 a pint.’
‘Attending with a Newcastle supporting colleague (in opposing ends, thankfully), so God knows what stick I’ll be in for come 1700…’
‘I reckon you`ll be OK and will just need to explain to him how City managed to win the game despite only having one shot on target to Newcastle`s 27!
Best not to gloat about the result up the Bigg Market later on though if I were you.’
‘Tickets, flight, hotel all booked, only going because it will be a long time before we play them again!
Good night out on Saturday around the Quayside from working up there, Metro is good to get around. Nice people the Geordies, talk football all night with you and IMO knowledgeable.
The accent is a bugger though!!!!’
‘No strippers though?
‘They aren’t strippers in Sam Jacks! They just don’t wear much. The dentists chair is a must mind. Only about £3 to have two fit women pour spirits down your throat.’
‘Apologies for misleading anyone, ‘scantily clad females’ is a much more apt description.
The 5 drink challenge looks brutal as well! Lager, beer, milk, guinness and lemonade wasn’t it?’
‘Think it was milk, soda water, larger, pure orange and then Guinness.
My mate got stiched up and did it on his stag do followed by 20 star jumps. He didn’t feel too great after, the 8 pints of cider before didn’t help…’
‘I wonder how long we shall have to wait before playing in front of 50,000 fans again after today’s visit to St. James’ Park?
I suspect it might be a fair few years. Let us all set the clocks back because today I would rather not talk about doom and gloom.’
‘Enjoy Newcastle today folks for all of you venturing north. At least the place has a decent life after dark in which to bury one’s disappointment.
I am in absolute awe at the level of support our fans give to Bristol City Football Club when travelling such distances at such time and cost.’
‘2-1 City. Woke up with a feeling in my bones this morning.’
‘Going to get a lesson in football I’m afraid today. 4-1 to Newky.’
‘My heart says a Newky win, my other heart says a City shock win…….I am a man of many hearts.’
‘Would love to see us win today but honestly that seems way beyond us at present.’
‘Waking up to a grey day in Newcastle today. I’m looking forward to being joined by more travelling fans, I’m sure we will do ourselves proud and make some noise, whether the team can be arsed to respond is another thing.
I was last here at least 25 years ago, it’s changed a bit from open terracing. I travelled all that way for a goalless draw back then, somehow I don’t think that will be the case today. I hope we can score at least once before we do our usual callapse.
Actually it’s just started raining again after a rainy evening. wrap up warm too people, it’s colder up ‘ere!’
‘It seems some of my mates have broken protocol as I’ve had some messages around 8am…they have just got back to the hotel from the clubs….’
‘Were they out on a bonding session with the team?’
‘Like lambs to the slaughter. I dread to think what the score might be if Newky score early.’