My name is Steve, I’m a Geordie exiled in the south of England but on home matchdays I can often be found with the rest of the choir (also known occasionally as “You lot under the clock”) at the back of the KP South Stand. I have been watching Newcastle Falcons for 15-odd years, through a promotion, championship, four cup finals (two won) and seeing them become the first club side in the world to field three players who had scored in World Cup Finals (Jonny Wilkinson, Owen Finegan and my favourite player ever – Matthew Burke).
During that time there have been unbelievable highs, crushing lows, and nerve-shattering mediums, but every game we see history being made and I love being a small part of the Falcons story being written every single week. Sharing it with friends just makes it so much better.
Having combined my loves of writing and rugby on another website over the past few years, on the way back to Newcastle from Sale on Boxing Day 2011 I finally decided to do what I’d been thinking about for a while, and see how it went branching out on my own.
Comments, suggestions and criticism all welcome!
Oh, and I can be found on Twitter too @SouthStandChoir.