Our respective football teams James and Brendon
Newcastle United• Newcastle United are widely regarded as the greatest team in England. Some even speculate that they may be the greatest club on planet Earth.
Glory Years• Newcastle won the much-coveted Inter-city Fairs Cup in 1969, and have won four League Championship titles and six FA Cups. The clubs most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when they won an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles.
The Golden 90´s• When I was growing up, Newcastle were at their best.• The team was labelled "The Entertainers“, due to their attacking style of football and skilful players like David Ginola, Les Ferdinand and the great Alan Shearer.• We came second in the Premier League twice, behind Manchester United both times, and were very unlucky never to win the league. We also reached two FA Cup finals.• We had another excellent season in 2003/04 under the legendary Bobby Robson.• My two best memories of supporting Newcastle came in the Golden era of the 1990´s. The first, when we thrashed Manchester United 5-0 and Philippe Albert lobbed Peter Schmeichal. The second, a 3-2 victory over Barcelona in the Champions league.
Rivalry with Sunderland• They have a fierce local rivalry with Sunderland, and the two clubs have engaged in the Tyne–Wear derby since 1898. It is one of the fiercest derbies in English football.
• This year we won 1-0 thanks to a beautiful free-kick from superstar Ryan Taylor, and last year we beat the dirty Mackems 5-1! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LvziY_EiG4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHkgXGzsX4w&feature=related
The Fans• Newcastle fans are renowned for following their team through thick and thin. They regularly attracted crowds of over 50,000 in the season that they were relegated to the Championship. The passionate supporters often stand shirtless in St. James´ Park, where temperatures in the cold North Eastern city of Newcastle can drop below -5’C. Our most famous fan is the legendary Jimmy Five Bellies.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away…• Leeds United used to be the best team in England. They dominated English football in the early 60´s and early 70´s under manager Don Revie. Despite their success during this era, much of it was down to their violent tactics. They were nicknamed ´dirty Leeds´.
Leeds in the late 1990s early 2000´sLeeds had great players like Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, Jimmy FloydHasselbaink, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Smith. They came third in theleague in 1998 and did themselves proud in Europe, reaching thesemi-finals of the Champions league the next season.
Since then…• Unfortunately, the wheels fell off for Leeds.• They were relegated twice, reaching the lowly depths of the third tier of English football, where Brendon used to go and watch them play at exotic grounds like Oldham, Stockport and Darlington.
The Leeds fans are a tough bunch. They have had to put up with much painover the years. They were recently thrashed by arch rivals ManchesterUnited´s reserve team, and lost 5-0 last week to Blackpool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJnqIkZ4LQ
Frequency Adverbs: Newcastle ALWAYS win. They NEVER lose. Leeds SOMETIMES lose 5-0. Brendon cries EVERY weekend that they play.Please be kind to Brendon, he has had a very hard time supporting little Leedsand has been left emotionally scared.These are our football teams.Thank you
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