Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vent Your Spleen

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I am absolutely sick of what's happening at St James' Park with regards to the football, the standard of management, and the boardroom itself. Everything is a farce.

You cannot quite put your finger on what's going wrong. I have been speaking to people around the area and I keep hearing about the curse that has been put on St James' Park and I am one of the most practical people I know and I'm starting to believe this curse could be true. Supposedly somebody has done an incantation and put a plaque of this curse somewhere around St James' Park. Perhaps we are cursed and until somebody does something about the curse we are doomed to failure. This season it seems worse than ever. Perhaps it is this curse of the spell of St James' Park and it has nothing to do with football, it's down to witchcraft. I know how ridiculous that sounds but I cannot think of any other reason why things are going wrong. What else can it be? We've gone through so many players, so many managers. Perhaps it is the curse and until we get this plaque out of St James' Park we are doomed. I hope not, but I have an awful feeling.

SP, Byker.

SO THE Government has scrapped plans to send stormtroopers to force their way into your properties to raise the council tax.

Instead spy planes are to be flown photographing every property in the country to check on improvements such as loft conversions, extensions and conservatories. It reminds me of the 16th Century window taxes. So if nice areas to live in with low crime, good schools and facilities will mean more tax to pay, will areas like mine, ie the ghettos and dumping grounds for the sick and the lazy of the planet, be entitled to lowering of taxes or perhaps some compensation from Blair? After all, the dreadful state of the West End is down to this Government's total inability to solve problems.

MS, Elswick.

I SEE there has been a big power failure over Europe after a cold spell.

Is it a good excuse to get more wind powered generators across here? …

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