Following Newcastle United away from home was ‘a whole different ball game’ before the advent of all seater stadiums and everything else that the SKY era has brought us.
Trips to Sunderland were always an adventure and with many derby games not even all ticket and/or often not selling out at Roker Park, it was a regular occurrence for Newcastle fans to make their presence felt in the Fulwell end.
After the inevitable happened, usual policy was after evicting them from the home end the United fans would be led around the pitch and squeezed into the already packed away end.
Whatever you think about it, there is no denying that since the terraces disappeared the atmosphere isn’t a patch on those carefree days before today’s bussing in of the majority of supporters and a shocking limit of 3,000 away fans. Nostalgia!
Our other feature today is also a bit of nostalgia, great shots of the trip to Monaco back in the nineties for a brilliant UEFA Cup adventure for so many of us.
Check out our Mag Photo Gallery featuring NUFC away days, a cracking collection of photos, many of which have previously featured in our magazine.
Today we are showcasing more classic Newcastle United nostalgia shots (Click on images to see them in their full glory) from The Mag’s Flickr Channel.
We want to add you to our collection of away day fan photos, send us your photographs to [email protected] along with details of where and when they were taken and who (if anyone) is in the photo. We will then add them to our online gallery for Newcastle fans worldwide to see (If you have any old photos that you’d prefer to send by post, please send them to ‘The Mag’, Baltic Business Centre, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead NE8 3DA – we’ll return them afterwards).
It doesn’t have to be recent matches, dig out those photos from past, present and future trips and send them in.
The Mag Photo Gallery can be found in full at The Mag’s Flickr Channel with numerous categories such as; ‘St.James’ Park’, ‘Mag Covers’, ‘Home Match Days’, ‘Away Match Days’, and ‘Geordies Aal Ower The World’. To have your photo appear send it to [email protected] along with a short description about your image(s).