NEWCASTLE UNITED FANS FORUM

Thomas Concannon

AWAY FANS REPRESENTATIVE

THOMAS CONCANNON

Lives in: Cramlington
Profession: Sport & Leisure assistant
Sits in: Gallowgate, South East Corner
Supported since: Roughly 1993 - I was 2 years-old and it was being drummed into me a lot by my Dad!
First match: Newcastle United 3-1 Derby County, April 1997
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa
Favourite NUFC memory: Following Newcastle to all European away games last season. Seeing Moscow, Kharkiv and Madeira were the highlights.

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Andrew McClay edit

BLACK AND WHITE MEMBERS REPRESENTATIVE

ANDREW McCLAY

Lives in: County Durham
Profession: Dog handler
Sits in: Milburn Paddock is my preferred choice
Supported since: 1974
First match: I can't remember the opposition but I can remember sitting on my Dad's shoulder's in the Leazes End and loving the noise.
Favourite current player: Steven Taylor. Not only gives 100%, he is a genuine, friendly guy who engages with fans.
Favourite NUFC memory: Has to be beating Manchester United 5-0 in 1996. We tore them apart that day.

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Phil Patterson

CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVE

PHIL PATTERSON

Lives in: South Shields
Profession: Director of an engineering recruitment agency
Sits in: Milburn Stand
Supported since: 1960
First match: I can't recall it - it was a long time ago!
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa
Favourite NUFC memory: The first period of Kevin Keegan's management.

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Chris Forster edit

EAST STAND REPRESENTATIVE

CHRIS FORSTER

Lives in: Wardley, Gateshead
Profession: Senior engineer
Sits in: East Stand
Supported since: Mid-1970s
First match: Newcastle United 2-0 Wrexham, May 1979
Favourite current player: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
Favourite NUFC memory: Lots, but David Kelly's goal at Grimsby to secure promotion in 1993 is probably the best. High emotion that night.

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Vishal Vedhara

EQUALITY REPRESENTATIVE

VISHAL VEDHARA

Lives in: Westerhope
Profession: Financial analyst
Sits in: East Stand when I can make it
Supported since: You're born into being a Newcastle fan
First match: Newcastle United 2-2 Nottingham Forest, FA Cup, February 1991
Favourite current player: Fabricio Coloccini
Favourite NUFC memory: Being in a pub in Manchester where I lived to watch the 5-0. I'd been in the same spot the year before when we should've won the title and we'd lost 1-0.

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Newcastle United Fans Forum

GALLOWGATE REPRESENTATIVE

MARK JANKOWSKI

Lives in: Whitley Bay
Profession: University lecturer
Sits in: Gallowgate
Supported since: My Dad's a Geordie so I've supported the club since I could kick a ball.
First match: Watford 2-2 Newcastle United, January 1992
Favourite current player: Mathieu Debuchy
Favourite NUFC memory: Philippe Albert's goal in the 5-0 win over Manchester United.

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Michael McCarthy

LEAZES STAND REPRESENTATIVE

MICHAEL McCARTHY

Lives in: Durham
Profession: Head teacher
Sits in: Leazes Stand
Supported since: As long as I can remember
First match: Newcastle United 2-2 Plymouth Argyle. September 1991
Favourite current player: Fabricio Coloccini - the heartbeat of the team
Favourite NUFC memory: So many. Milan and Feyenoord spring to mind but I will pick Barcelona at home and Tino's hat-trick. I have never heard noise like it.

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Sharron Lee

LONG DISTANCE TRAVELLERS REPRESENTATIVE

SHARRON LEE

Lives in: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Profession: Business support assistant
Sits in: Gallowgate
Supported since: The days of Sir Les and Alan Shearer
First match: Southampton 2-1 Newcastle United, March 1998
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa, but I have a soft spot for Shola!
Favourite NUFC memory: Asprilla putting three past Barcelona.

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Susan Joyce

MILBURN STAND REPRESENTATIVE

SUSAN JOYCE

Lives in: Chopwell
Profession: Complaints manager, NHS
Sits in: Bar 1892, Milburn Stand
Supported since: The 1970s when Supermac played
First match: Newcastle United 5-2 Norwich City, October 1975
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa - he gets the adrenaline flowing when is going forward. Edge of the seat stuff!
Favourite NUFC memory: The famous 5-0 win over Man United in 1996.

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Gareth Beard

NEWCASTLE UNITED DISABLED SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE

GARETH BEARD, NUDSA CHAIRMAN

Lives in: South Shields
Sits in: North East corner
Supported since: 1969
First match: Newcastle United 2-0 Coventry City, May 1971
Favourite current player: Tim Krul
Favourite NUFC memory: The Fairs Cup match against Anderlecht in the 70/71 season. We lost 2-0 in the first leg in Belgium and the atmosphere was electric at home in the second leg. We went 3-0 up but Anderlecht pulled one back from the re-start. We went out but it was still a magnificent occasion.

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Steve Hastie

NUFC FANS UNITED REPRESENTATIVE

STEVE HASTIE

Lives in: Heaton
Profession:Printer
Sits in:
Supported since:
First match:
Favourite current player:
Favourite NUFC memory:

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Gordon Gilchrist

OVER 65s REPRESENTATIVE

GORDON GILCHRIST

Lives in: Ashington
Profession: Retired
Sits in: East Stand
Supported since: 1949
First match: I can't remember the first but the highlight of my first season was beating Liverpool 5-1 in 1950. Bobby Mitchell scored two.
Favourite current player:
Favourite NUFC memory: There are many but the best is Alan Shearer's 13-minute hat-trick against Leicester in 1997 when we were 3-1 down. We won 4-3.

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Newcastle United Fans Forum

SUPPORTERS BRANCH REPRESENTATIVE

STEVE COLE, LONDON SUPPORTERS CLUB

Lives in: London, but I spend a lot of time in North Shields
Profession: Retired
Sits in: Milburn Stand
Supported since: I can't remember supporting anyone else!
First match: Newcastle United 1-2 Bedford, FA Cup, January 1964
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa
Favourite NUFC memory: Beating Feyenoord in the first Fairs Cup match.

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Liam Hall

YOUNG PERSONS REPRESENTATIVE

LIAM HALL

Lives in: Monkseaton, Whitley Bay
Profession: Electrical engineer
Sits in: Gallowgate, South West corner
Supported since: I was born into it
First match: Newcastle United 8-0 Sheffield Wednesday, September 1999
Favourite current player: Hatem Ben Arfa - an absolute genius
Favourite NUFC memory: Tough call but the 4-4 with Arsenal was fantastic, as was beating Sunderland 5-1. But I'm going to go say when we beat Feyenoord 3-2 in the Champions League.

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