Tuktuk Day 87


Well, after Sunderland it would be wrong oof me not to pop next to Newcastle. So, that is what I have done. By a coicidence best explained by the Facebook and Twitter algorithams who should pop up but my friend Matty? Matty is another great artist and has a whole bunch of Newcastle United products including a new keyring.

He says, “So after loads of feedback from you guys I’m officially putting these into production just after the bank holiday… 200x Available @ £7.00 each Size 50mm (5cm / 2″) Enamel / Nickel plated Everyone please hit repost and get them orders in ASAP Remember there’s still loads of £1 Prints in the shop as well as Limited Edition Prints, Canvases, T-Shirts, Mugs & Hoodies.”

You can check all his products for a huge number of clubs here – Matty723

Of course, thinkiing about Newcastle, I have top remember my trip there during the 2010 cycling tour I wrote, ” Today was my first real day out and I decided to have a quiet day sightseeing in Newcastle and Sunderland. It’s a long, long time since I had free time here and I really enjoyed travelling around the area. For just 8 pounds you can get a whole day pass that gets you on the buses, the excellent metro and the ferry. I took good advantage of the ticket! I was wandering around near Newcastle United’s St James’Park and stumbled over The Back Page which is a veritable Alladin’s Cave of memorabilia. It claims to be the “World’s largest football memorabila and bookshop”. I have certainly seen nothing better and it dwarves Sportspages. It has far more non-mainstream books and literally thousands of programmes from every club in the UK and many international teams too. I had a happy 30 minutes here and will be back on Monday when I will have more time. Happy Days!”

Well, the good news is that the shop is still in the centre and they have even opened a new one at the Metro Centre, Gateshead.

They say, “THE BACK PAGE is the largest website of it’s kind. Many items from our huge retail shops stock is added on a daily basis as the site continues to grow rapidly. Buy with confidence as we have been trading since 2003, specializing in Football Books, Memorabilia/Souvenirs as well as a huge range of North East Gifts and Books. As well as stocking a huge range Official Football Licensed Merchandise from Europe’s top clubs we also produce and sell a huge range of Bespoke Football items exclusive to us. We hope that the website will one day be fully stocked thus giving a true reflection of our World famous shops – The Back Page.” 

Shop Addresses The Back Page, 56 St Andrews Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5SF
Their website is here – The BACK page Website

Please remember that the purpose of this day challenge is to raise funds for the club and an equal amount for Prostate Cancer. As always, I HOPE you are all enjoying the tour of the UK and that you will consider a donation to support FC Deportivo Galicia and/or Prostate Cancer UK If everybody chipped in £1 I would easily hit my target of £10,000 and life would be easier in West London whilst the charity continued their great work. A HEARTFELT thanks, if you can.


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