St. James’ Park Forever – Signs Back

Workman have now completed putting the signs back on the stadium and we have St. James’ Park again – not that it went anywhere.

St. James’ Park signs back at St. James’ Park

The name was only changed for about a year, before common sense and tradition prevailed, and the St. James’ Park name was restored.

Wonga have bought the naming rights for a four year period, and decided to rename the stadium St. James’ Park and not Wonga Stadium, Wonga Park or anything Wonga, which would have been a travesty.

It’s a good day today that we have St. James’ Park back.

Howay The Lads!!

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25 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Nice to see it back. I know there is mixed opinions on whether it should have gone, has ever been gone or the reasons for it, however, it is back (see above) – let’s enjoy it. HWTL

  • toon1707

    Oct 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #2

    It just looks right doesn’t it

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    1707….Yes, yes it does.

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 17, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #4

    “St. James’ Park Forever”

    Amen to that Ed

  • bills-son

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #5

    It doesn’t matter what Wonga have decided…
    It will always be The Sports Direct Arena to me. 🙂

  • Daley_Toon

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #6

    i assume the vulgar Sports Direct signs will now come off the roof and either side of the NEWCASTLE UNITED?

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Bills….Do you mean your Ashley love nest? 🙂

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #8

    lads prediction for our derby game
    mine will be
    bloody mackems 0
    great NUFC 3
    ba Ben arfa and ameobi the mackem slayer to score goals

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Pity about BandB.. some real good points and a good way with words….must have missed the post where he/she decided to call it a day. Probably a reincarnation of another old blogger. Hopefully to return with a new moniker but just as spiky.
    Anyone wondering what Beattie25 posts as these days ?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Its a pity when any poster leaves although i havent seen a post where he says hes exiling himself

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #11

    MFH…..Been wondering indeed. I don’t like to put 2 and 2 together though.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s towards the end a few threads back. Kind of came out of nowhere (as far as I can see).

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #13


  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #14

    More than few it seems….Lightening fingers Harrison at work again

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #15

    Just found it more than a bit bizarre to say the least!

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Tads….last night / this morning

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #17

    tads….I’m not buying it. Good poster, picked some odd disagreements imo and what an odd sign off.

    Sounds like an old poster testing the waters, but I would have to jump down of my fence to make such an accusation, something I just wont do.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Tbh i read and thought what a load of bollox

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #19

    tads….Indeed. Although, I do seem to remember BandB posting a while back, but not as a frequent poster. Not sure what or if that changes anything. Oh well, not going to spend my evening discussing this one. We have….oh wait, maybe this is the best topic. Congratulation BandB 😉

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza…I am not sure I got the
    last part; was that regarding
    use of smileys or the general
    idea of my match report? 😀

  • martoon

    Oct 17, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #21

    MFH @9 Beattie25 still reads the blog because he posted an RIP to Jimmymagpie which I thought was really decent of him.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 17, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Martoon….He did indeed and it was very decent of him. Doesn’t mean he hasn’t made any other posts using a different name – not that I think you are Beatrice (P.S. I miss you).

    Jesper…Girly usage of smileys….sickening stuff.

  • jawballsaswallwell

    Oct 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #23

    For God’s sake, let this be the end of a truly shitty episode.

  • daftmick

    Oct 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #24

    indian / roshan in bombay wondering where to watch the game sunday? B&B that was out of the blue. are you having a moment? we’d love you back as you always understood this on a deeper level than we did. howay the lasses!

  • samuelwongsl

    Oct 18, 2012 at 4:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Hi all,

    I am from Singapore (small country in South East Asia), been a Newcastle supporter all my life. I am planning to visit St James Park for the game against West Ham on Sunday 11 Nov 2012 with my wife.

    First time for me to visit Newcastle Tynside, wonder if any kind soul may introduce / recommend me anything. Pls email me at


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