Merry Christmas & This is what I want in a Stocking Santa!

Happy Christmas to you all.

I’d like to just mention those who are unable to partake in the merriment and over indulgence that we all take for granted.

The soldiers fighting to defend this country and even today risking their lives in Afghanistan and elsewhere. There is no football in “No-Man’s Land” today between the opposing armies

The emergency services who are providing medical treatment, fire defence and keeping law and order.

The essential service workers, eg power station workers, water companies etc

Even those who are required to work shifts at some stage tomorrow.

They are providing services we take for granted. A Special Christmas thank you to you. This poignant piece on puts things into perspective

Steve Dunn / Chris Scott
East Stand season ticket holder Steven Thomas Dunn lost his life in an explosion in Helmand Province earlier this week. The 27 year-old Corporal from Gateshead was serving with the British Army and the following tribute was posted on the Ministry of Defence website:
“His passion for Newcastle United knew no bounds and his thirst and excitement for life was apparent in everything he did. Thoroughly dedicated to his family, his job and to those he served with, this potent blend won him the highest accolades and the respect of all.”

And we’re sorry to report that lifelong fan Chris Scott recently lost his battle against cancer at the age of 33. Morpeth-born, Wallsend-based Chris was buried with full “Toon Army honours” and in lieu of flowers, mourners were urged to donate to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. 
Condolences to friends and family of both lads.

Enjoy your Christmas and remember those less fortunate

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