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Restoring Your Faith

8 years ago

It’s back, it’s full colour, it’s 64-pages of superbly designed alternative coverage of Newcastle United and the world around it. This is true faith’s fourteenth season so hopefully they are doing something you must like, no surprise really with it being The Mag’s sister publication.

Remember, you can take out a magazine subscription to true faith here

Or you can just buy your copy online here instead of going through the ordeal of tracking it down in the newsagents.

For all you lot with i-pads, tablets or who just prefer to read on screen, you can subscribe through our digital version. Visit for details.

true faith and The Mag will be on sale outside St.James’ Park before the West Ham match today.

It’s also sold in all half-decent newsagents on Tyneside and surrounding areas.

true faith is one of the best-selling, respected and best known club fanzines in the country. Everything you read in its pages is 100% original. They don’t nick ideas or plagiarise anything. People suss the copy-cats and they never last.

Anyway, what’s in the new issue? Read on ….

Editorial – another lament

Thru Black & White Eyes – 6 pages of the summer day-by-day, blow-by-blow

United in The Wars – Ever wondered what happened to Newcastle United during WW1? Wonder no more.

Brand Loyalty – What is a football brand and what does ours look like these days?

Hopes and Fears – what could go right and what could go wrong in 2013/14?

Blind Optimism – one writer reckons having Kinnear at United is a good thing. I know, I know.

Drums & Wires – Meeting Mick Jones (The Clash), going to see the Stone Roses in London and New Order again. Emile Strunz cracks on.

Derek – Our man who met Llambias on several occasions gives his verdict on our ex-MD

Ambition – do we have any?

Friendly Fire – a summary of our friendlies and what they might mean

Book Review – We give the verdict on Phil Thornton’s (Casuals) new book 100% Wool.

Putting Him In His Place – are we getting the most out of Sissoko?

“Judge Me On My Record” – so said Joe Kinnear. So we did.

A Bad Debt – A bean counter tries to assess what the debt NUFC owes to Ashley means for him and the club

Postcards From The Edge – Paully’s slightly surreal take on the continuing tragic-comedy of Newcastle United

History Re-written – Ever listened to anyone who has made a balls up at United attempt to re-write their history in NE1? Well, they get well and truly nailed here.

Geordies Here, Geordies There – Guess where? Uganda v Ethiopia!

60 Second Season – This time its way back in 1897/98.

All Our Colours – The new Newcastle shirt. How does it compare to our B&W brethren around the world?

Get Up, Stand Up – one of our scribblers went to Liverpool for the Stand Against Modern Football shindig in the summer.

It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times – our trip back to a good day and a very bad day.

Sub Culture – The A-Z of Joe Kinnear

Sketch for Summer – What we needed to do this summer and what we actually did (so far)

Shola – A gentleman, reckons one of our writers

The End – Gav Bradshaw rounds off TF105 with his thoughts on what’s going down. Hopefully, not.

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