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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Friday, November 11, 2011

NewcastLOL United

It is a fact of life that sports teams will play in stadiums named after companies. When something new is built, it's often paid for by sponsorship.

You get your name mentioned absolutely everywhere every time a game is played, we get a metric fuckton of cash for it.

The thing is, this is usually done on a new stadium, not one with a century of history already behind it. Just when you thought it was safe for Mike Ashely to whip his shirt off and be one of the lads, he goes and does something like this.

Newcastle are flying higher in the Premiership than anyone dared to hope for. The Geordie faithful must be pinching themselves as they find themselves in the middle of the two Manchester Clubs, above Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

What's the betting their excellent unbeaten run comes to a grinding halt at their next home match, meaning the first game at the Sports Direct Arena sees a bitter defeat for the Toon Army?

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