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Newcastle United – The Headline News

10 years ago

I had to smile when I saw this amusing (unintentionally I’m guessing!) headline from the Evening Chronicle today – ‘Peter Lovenkrands starts Alzheimer’s campaign in dad’s memory‘.

Having had experience of Alzheimer’s through a close family member’s suffering , it reminded me of how we coped much of the time through having a laugh about the situation as a kind of gallows humour, not at the person’s desperately sad condition. The headline relates to a great initiative by Peter Lovenkrands with regard to helping the Alzheimer’s Society, to bid online for ‘money can’t buy’ Newcastle United memorabilia click here. A big thumbs up to Peter who has been an excellent value for money signing (twice!) for Newcastle United and always handled himself very well both on and off the pitch.

(Anyway, if you hadn’t guessed what I found amusing it was the Chronicle’s use of the word ‘memory’ in relation to a story on Alzheimer’s.)

It got me thinking about headlines of the past, I loved the ‘We’re In Heaven We’ve Got Kevin’ when Keegan first signed as a player, then I’ll never forget coming out of a meeting and seeing a Chronicle seller holding up the edition bringing the news that Shearer had signed, maybe somebody out there can remind me what that headline was….was it something along the lines of ‘Shearer’s Coming Home’?

I’ll also never forget wearing a Sunday Sun poster/placard around my neck one early sunday morning after staggering out of a nightclub, having suitably celebrated Micky Quinn’s four goal debut against Leeds. I kept that placard on my wall for quite a while afterwards and definitely think it referred to ‘The Mighty Quinn’ but whatever else it said is lost in time.

Of course there have been the stories that probably never were, like as a kid in the seventies when Brazilian great Socrates was allegedly coming to the Toon because he was also interested in studying medicine at Newcastle University.

What headlines have brought a smile (or tears) to your face?




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