Toon Fans Banned!

Last updated : 26 December 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor


For many seasons Liverpool's pub for away fans - "The Arkles" - challenged Blackburn's "Fernhurst" as Newcastle fans' "Favourite Away Watering Hole" on Talk Of The Tyne.

Always a friendly place to visit, and I have many great memories of previous visits. Not least the famous 4-3 game that contributed to Manchester United pipping us for the title in 1996, when many Scousers after the match realised the consequences and said: "I wish it was Newcastle that got that last minute goal".

Sadly in recent visits some Newcastle fans have ruined it for everyone else. Just like the idiots that smashed up the Fernhurst some years back, a small minority have given the Toon Army a bad reputation.
We have been asked to inform Newcastle fans traveling to Merseyside for Newcastle's Boxing Day clash with Liverpool that they WILL NOT be permitted in the "The Arkles" pub that day. This admission ban will be well policed and will apply both before and after the match. Only Liverpool fans will be allowed in.

They state the reason for the ban as "due to misbehaviour from Toon fans on previous visits".