The 1990s, The Entertainers, Harry Palmer…When Supporting Newcastle United Was Fun
We are told that football is the best it ever has been and how grateful we all should be…but is it, is football really that great these days?
When they talk about how good things are now, what they really mean is that there has never been more money sloshing around in the trough, with players never richer and owners from around the globe drawn in by what they can get out of the marketing dream that is the English Premier League.
What about a different era though, where watching football didn’t cost an arm and a leg, when you didn’t have to sit still and shut up and away matches were often a spontaneous decision, not applying weeks before for the opportunity of paying forty or fifty quid to travel to Norwich, Chelsea, wherever to see Newcastle get stuffed.
Let me take you back to the early nineties and as Keegan saved us and was in the process of transforming Newcastle into the ‘Entertainers’, it coincided with the musical/cultural phenomenon that was Harry Palmer.
When we mentioned Harry on the website the other day we had a number of fans asking who he was and what it was all about.
What Harry was about was putting a smile on people’s faces and having a laugh, as for musical ability everybody has got a different ear for music.
Some great footage on this video clip as Harry takes to the pitch and there are shots from in and around the ground, then if you go to 2.50 that is when you can hear Harry singing his heart out for the lads.
Watch out for the classic bit at the end where the social club concert chairman comes and stops the fun, asking who has given permission etc etc
A more innocent era twenty years ago but those of us who lived through it had so many great times and still hold so many memories.
Sit back and relax this tribute to Harry Palmer and the early 90s courtesy of The Mag’s YouTube Channel (Click HERE to subscribe for free)
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