Toon Talk Articles- Brian Hall

Mags In Strip Incidents

MAGS IN STRIP INCIDENTS   As indicated, for a large part of my travels over the years, my packing has included essentials – NUFC tops. Sure that some of you out there will recognize that packing technique. In late weekend here, the strip certainly caused some discussions, some good, some not so good.   Let us start with the good. Walking along the seafront, a woman noticed the ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

I Was Born ,in The Leazes End, The Leazes, Leazes, End

  That song echoed around a packed Leazes way back in the late 60s and well into the 70s, to the tune of a Lee Marvin piece, I Was Born Under a Wandering Star. The Geordie verse altered the words, slightly - boots were made for kicking, fists were made to fight, and if you are a Sunderland fan, you must be a load of shite.   For many of that NUFC generation, the Leazes End was ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

A Mag In The Sun - The Glasgea. And The Mancs Again. Martial Arts Not Needed.

          Another hot day yesterday, and needed hat protection from the sun. Unfortunately, I forgot to take protection from The Sun newspaper. Sitting in a bar, I picked it up. I prefer the Spanish papers normally – aye, I sound like a right pretentious, boastful git shouting out his ability to read Spanish. But The Sun might, might, have had some news on ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

A Mag Abroad – Armed With Toon Strips…and Martial Art?

    Am staying with a good mate of mine and his wife out in Spain. The old saying hoys in immediately. Whereever ya gan you are sure to find a Geordie. I expected to meet 2, Mo and Trev, the marras from Walker and Felling respectively, but of course, have met more already.    One is a  grand old character, George - or Geordie as he prefers to be called. . More of this ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

A Mag Bus Tour Around The Premiership

      Mag Airways lands in London, and the bus sets off from Heathrow. The visit starts in the Deep South, and given that Southampton and Portsmouth have disappered, that means the so-called capital itself.   One obvious is that Mags are not in love with any of the clubs there, because they are all Cockneys. Heading east, first port of call is Chelsea. Ignoring a very ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Friday Latest - No Sign Of Nufc Career Offer

        As suspected, one of my mates' idea that I could build a new career in football has turned out to be over-optimistic. Having checked the post earlier this morning, and sat next to my phone most of the day, it seems clear that Ashley has no intention of asking me to be a French interpreter at the club, further to his, sorry, Alan Pardew's, latest signings. Death of ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Thursday - Nufc Could Sign Me After All?

  This suggestion came from Gus over in the Felling - that friendly part of Tyneside, in so many ways, but it does help to know somebody who knows somebody over there! Anyway, he rang to state that I could get a game after all for the Mags. As a French interpreter. He pointed out that with all these French-speaking characters turning up at Ashley's playground, I should brush up on my French ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Wednesday Morning

WEDNESDAY MORNING   Yesterday saw all kinds of things gannin on, from football rumours to the global financial system getting a bit worried about the Greeks gannin bankrupt. Normally, I am interested in footy, or rather NUFC, talk - despite occasional deliberate abstention from such due to health factors - and the economic crisis. Not yesterday though. I was far more interested in the ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Monday After The Domino Defeat

        After my sporting victories over weekend at Scrabble and Pool, last night's heavy defeat at dominoes came as a bitter blow. Having carried  out an early morning inquest in what went wrong, I decided that it was best not to panic by making any sweeping changes or tactics just yet. After all, any player is allowed a bad game.    My fitness drive has ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Brians Weekend Blog

    Must rush to Sunday morning immediately. First things first, eh?  ME. Or Fathas in general. My younger two brought cards  and   a nice gift. The cards were brilliant, where they design them themselves, put their own words in, and then the company sends them back to them. I recognised very few descriptions of me - caring, loveable, etc, etc - but one, written by ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Brians Blog For Thursday

    This might look like a plug for Toon Talk's radio initiative - and my wish for Mr Wraith et al to set up a 24 hour MagFm station- but I can honestly say that it is not prompted by the lads at the said Toon Talk. Rather, it follows a brief foray into TalkSport to catch up on latest events in Sport!  I bumbled into a very absurd debate surrounding the future of English ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Tuesday Blog

    Monday saw major distractions from blogging. Life got in the way. Anybody who is vaguely interested in my Water Problem, namely, the leaking ceiling in the bedroom, will be pleased to know that solutions are on the way. Given the fact that nobody really is, I can confirm that I am.  After the weekend without football,  a canny spell on the phone ensured an end to ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Weekend Blog

  The most obvious thing about the weekend is that there is no actual football, except for some European U-21 championship kicking off. This may ease some from the drug withdrawal symptoms, but does nothing in terms of mine. Some people might call me a narrow-minded bigot, with black and white blinkers on, as my only real interest in weekend football during the season focuses upon how NUFC ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Friday 10th Of June (late Morning)

    I stress LATE morning, because of an unexpected call which has led to severe stress. My youngest daughter needs minding, as her leg is sore, so Fatherly duties are on the agenda.As most Dads know, these tasks can be hard work. Less time to check out any footy news, demand to spend quality time together, and so on. Well, given that daughter's leg is getting better anyway, but she ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Thursday. The Ninth Of June.

THURSDAY. THE NINTH OF JUNE.   A very significant day. Very. The news had some important subjects. A brief foray into Radio 4 saw the Archbishop of Canterbury slagging the Government off for not caring about the poor and vulnerable., and Norman Tebbitt politely told the Church to buggar off. Shades of Thatcher's clashes in the early 80s. I am sure that the Tories are not that bothered, as ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Brians Blog: Wed June 8

WED. JUNE 8       Up early to catch up with the news. Well, to make a coffee, have a tab, and check what the new NUFC family group have been discussing on Facebook. Characters are getting together from all over the world, literally, and opinions range from euphoria to despair in the space of a few hours. That sums up life with NUFC. Rumours abound, as the season is over, and we ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

State Of Our Game - One Year On

  In a PlayersInc magazine a year ago, I produced a piece on my own views, common to those of increasing numbers of fans, speculating upon the state of the game and its future. It referred to the Ostrich in the Sand, meaning those in the higher echelons in football, including a large section of the players themselves.  The usual suspects were mentioned. FIFA, UEFA, our own sweet FA, ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

We've Got Terry, Terry, Terry, Terry Hibbitt, On The Wing, On The Wing

    A previous piece wrote of the blistering powerhouse Number 9 that was Supermac in his prime. We recalled his goals and terror which faced many a defender when he took off up the pitch like a raging bull. All know of his name, but far less, outside certain generations, are aware of his key assistant. Sure, he had John Tudor as his able partner up front, but as anyone in the Army or ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

The Jewel Inside Britain - An Ancient Land Of The 3 Rivers

    A small article to describe just what old Northumbria, a previously independent kingdom, and still a very distinct region stretching from Berwick to the Boro and just beyond, offers. Canny difficult task.   The idea of a brief piece on our region came from a contribution made to a Southern Spanish tourist brochure about Granada, which allowed some space to introduce aspects ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

A Living Legend

  Way back in the summer of 1971,  a 21 year old brash Cockney arrived in town. Nowt particularly new about that, but this young man was no ordinary visitor. He would soon have his Geordie passport officially stamped and he carries it to this day. His name was, officially, Malcolm Macdonald. His name was soon changed to Supermac. He was about to wear  the Number 9 shirt, and all ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Farewell To A Mag

He was stocky, and red-haired. Aside from that hair colour, there was only one other red aspect about him, namely, his red passionate blood running through his veins. He probably would have changed the colour of that blood to black and white if medical science had allowed it! His love affair with NUFC was intense, and like us all, could lead to humiliation as well as happiness, but there was ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

Black And White Exile

A combination of finance, or lack of it, and a health problem, forced me last season into the unenviable position of being temporarily removed from my home. Not the one with the dodgy roof, but the one at the Cathedral on the Hill. No point in dwelling on money issue, we all face that sometimes, and whilst the Mag Freemasonery offer you a free ticket if you are fit enough, you can only accept ....


Read What The Fans Have To Say

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Latest On The Message Board
Make YOUR Opinions Count!
ThreadUsernamePostsLast Post
1951 cup final prog etc for sale AJS11 17/12/2018
14:04
EFL not fit for purpose electric_eel1 6/03/2018
14:01
Looking through old threads from 10years ago FoamHands1 15/11/2017
23:51
Sean Longstaff insider1 10/09/2017
18:04
Dissertation survey smortim1 22/04/2016
12:53
Punk Legends The Boys DCI_Gene_Hunt1 3/09/2014
17:02
St. James Park WIFI chrissie1741 17/06/2014
16:29
Football Grounds Blog PierreBoro1 4/03/2014
21:07
SHOLA wak01071 20/02/2014
17:44
.. don't sell Cabye .. andyj733 17/02/2014
17:55
Lets see Super81 2/02/2014
15:02
Thoughts on the level of violence and corruption in football theacademic1 3/11/2013
07:52
check this out! AliDiaSupportersClub1 17/10/2013
11:02
New book mentioning Newcastle Billy04MyHero2 21/08/2013
15:38
Official Newcastle are garbage shaboro19863 19/08/2013
22:19

Are You A Potential FansOnline Site Manager?
The following sites are currently vacant and all require managers...

AFC Wimbledon, Barnsley, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Crewe Alexandra, Durham CCC, Golf, Grimsby Town, Hollyoaks, Indian Cricket, Job Board, Juventus, Millwall, NFL, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Port Vale, QPR, Rochdale, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town, Stockport County, Strictly come Dancing, Swansea City, Tranmere Rovers, Wales, Watford, XFactor

If you would like to run a site for a team not already featured on FansOnline, please get in touch and we will be happy to create the site for you.

Click here to contact us if you have what it takes to become a fansonline site manager

Advertise On Fansonline.net
Showcase your products and services to our members at some of the best rates in the industry.

With various advertising opportunities and placements why not get in touch to discuss your requirements today?

Click here to contact us to discuss your advertising needs.


Fansonline Home | About Fansonline | Contact Fansonline | Privacy Policy | TOS

Copyright © 2008 to 2020 Fansonline.net Ltd
FansOnline.net Ltd
UNIT 7
Brentnall Center
Gilkes Street
Middlesbrough
Cleveland
TS1 5AP