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Newcastle Now Unlikely To Be Able To Fly To Plymouth

The Evening Chronicle, in their report about the Plymouth match have made a wee blunder in their report.

Chris Hughton – only concentrating on game

What is wrong with this statement in the Evening Chronicle today:

“A bone-crunching 818-mile, eight-hour bus journey is the last thing United need after a long, hard season.”

Of course it’s an 818 round trip to Plymouth, and we know there’s a direct flight from Newcastle to Plymouth, but those scheduled flights could well be cancelled because of the ash in the air, causing real problems for Newcastle fans too.

And those motorways must be really fast over there being able to get 818 miles in just 8 hours – wow. 😀

We are actually vacationing in Plymouth for a week this summer with my wife’s sister Ann, and her and husband Mick, who are flying down from Newcastle, but only after the World Cup final – I’m not daft.

My brother-in-law Mick is a long-term (very long term) season-ticket holder at Newcastle, so we hope to sort out all of Newcastle’s problems that week – but please don’t tell the wives.

But Hughton as usual is only focused on the task ahead at Home Park, as he said today:

“We’ve been approaching it the way we would any other game really.”  “Irrespective of what happens we want to win the game.”

“You always want to win something at the first available opportunity and if that is as a result of what happens at WestBrom then be it.”

“For us we are just using the same professional approach we have all season.”  “We have our own targets and we push on with them.”

When the game kicks of at Plymouth, Newcastle may already be Champions of the Coca Cola Championship.

If WBA don’t beat Middlesbrough on Saturday, in a game that kicks off at 5:15pm, then we’ll have already won it, and if  WBA win,  then just one point on Monday will give us the Championship.

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #1

    I’ve got vertigo!

  • Chris G

    Apr 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t see what the problem is

    Doesn’t Mike Ashley own a private helicopter? Couldn’t he fly the team down in that? A few at a time, like 😉

  • gunnarnufc

    Apr 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #3

    haha.. Because of the volcanos here in Iceland. Two eruptions here in one month. Gotta love this country.

  • OHurley

    Apr 16, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #4


    You’re from Iceland, m8? That’s awesome!! Always wanted to go. How’s life over there?

  • BeeGuy

    Apr 16, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m sure the railways would love to provide a first class coach and baggage van to rush the team to Plymouth. Why chance a motor coach with that high class roster? The train would be far safer.

  • DrMagpie

    Apr 16, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #6

    Another Icelander here ;), though I am currently not living in Iceland and a life long Newcastle fan.

    What is quite comical to me is that the eruption is not affecting the flights in Iceland so badly, since the winds take all the ash straight to Europe. Well sadly we needed an active volcano to burn all the bankers in 😉

  • UTD111

    Apr 16, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #7

    So where’s thos flippin ash? Clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine here today! (Northumberland)


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