Originally Posted by FlashForFreedom
how exactly is he a newcastle legend
Born in Langley Park, Eric Gates reckons he used to look for the Sunderland results when he was manager of Ipswich. Regular attendee of games at the SOL post Newcastle days.
The probable truth is, like most people of his age he supported North East football and would look out for all of the results.
My dad and his mates would go to Roker Park and St James alternately, fortunately he brought me up properly and didn't make me go to the dark side.