'Wor Jackie' Warned Of Clarts - But It's The Cold That Bites!

Last updated : 26 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jackie Milburn and 'clarts'

Having lived in the Canary Islands all of his life, Newcastle is a culture shock, and it was always going to be that way.

Newcastle legend said back in 1955 "the London-based players don't like St James' Park. They don't like the clarts and the cold that whips across the ground from the North Sea."

Perez is finding autumn biting, but the worst is yet to come.

He also says "I have even tried fish and chips", as though they don't sell them in Tenerife.

The kid has obviously led a sheltered life and hasn't visited Las Americas ... fish and chips are sold EVERYWHERE!

Tenerife (or is it Whitley Bay)

Ayoze Perez (talking to the Chronicle): "Coming from Tenerife I do feel the cold. But I've been told by a lot of people this is nothing and there is a lot more to come.

"I'm getting prepared. I have lots of coats and jumpers ready, but I am very happy to adapt. It won't be a problem for me.

"I'm trying to explore the area and learn more about Newcastle as a city by going to different events.

"I have been to the rugby to watch the Falcons and I want to experience the different culture and traditions as much as possible.

"Being in Newcastle is a very different way of life to Tenerife. The climate is very different but the city itself is beautiful and I love being here.

"I am surprised how quickly I have adapted and how well things are going, but I never questioned whether I would be a success.

"I have my brother here with me which makes it much easier. Being confident is a really important part of being a footballer. I know my own ability and what I can achieve."