Black and White Army

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Black & White Army
A Season Supporting Newcastle United
By Paul Brown
New ebook edition published 2012

Black and White Army is an account of life as a fanatical football supporter, framed by the ups and downs of a memorable season for Newcastle United FC. And 2002/03 was certainly memorable. Under the leadership of manager Sir Bobby Robson and captain Alan Shearer, the club competed at the top end of the Premiership and in the latter stages of the Champions League. First published following season 2002/03, this tenth anniversary edition includes new sections to bring the story of the Black and White Army right up to date for season 2012/13.

With the original paperback version now out of print, the opportunity has arisen to make Black and White Army available as an ebook, with the possibility of raising a small donation for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Original edition:

Black and White Army OLDBlack & White Army
A Season Supporting the Toon
By Paul Brown
Paperback, ISBN 1859833845
Published by Breedon books 2003
Paperback edition now out of print

“This is the story of being a football fan. It’s about obsession and passion, identity and belonging, glory and heartache, and laughter and tears. It’s about balancing the highs against the lows, being at home and travelling away, celebrating glorious goals and idolising brilliant players, eating half-time pies and drinking post-match pints, holding your breath and quickening your heart, punching the air and shouting yourself hoarse, sometimes winning and often losing, but always keeping the faith, and having your life and hopes and dreams shaped by the club you love.”

As featured in The Journal, the Evening Chronicle, the Sunday Sun, BBC Radio Newcastle,, FourFourTwo and more.

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Paul Brown

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