Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fans Are Unanimous with Their Hero Worship

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fans Are Unanimous with Their Hero Worship

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FANS were last night unanimous when asked if Local Hero should remain echoing out of St James's Park on match days.

Richard Maddison, 38, a nurse manager, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, was at yesterday's Prince's Trust Challenge Trophy with eight-year-old son Daniel.

The father-of-two, from Tyne View, said: "I think they should have never taken it off in the first place.

"It went when Shearer quit and the music they play at the minute just isn't the same so it will certainly boost morale for the fans."

Fellow Newcastle fan Lynne Nicholson, 43, a bus driver from Darlington, said: "It's just a great Geordie anthem and it's what you expect when you come here." And father-of-five Paul Meritt said the Dire Straits number was uplifting.

Mr Meritt, 45, of Rothwell Road, Gosforth, said: "I think it's a good piece of music and I don't know why it was taken off.

"It was quite good for the fans to have an anthem before the game, I think it is inspirational. …

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