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Fantasy Premier League and how you can get involved!



Premier League Fantasy Football

Crystal Palace take on Arsenal in the first game of the new Premier League season in less than a month now. This also means a brand new season for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) with new clubs, transfers and prices all to be taken into consideration for punters around the world. Each looking to get the better of one other and compete with their friends in what looks to be one of the best Premier League seasons yet. 


Here’s a quick reminder of the rules surrounding FPL:


  • Once you have signed up, FPL managers have a budget of £100.0m to spend on an initial squad of 15 players.’
  • ‘A squad consists of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three forwards.’
  • ‘A maximum of three players can be chosen from any one Premier League club.’



So pretty much, you have a “fantasy” budget of 100 million to spend on 15 players that you think will get you the highest amount of points throughout the entire season. Points are earned for goals, assists, saves and clean sheets for each player and obviously the better the player, the more expensive they will be to add to your squad. For example, this year Mohamed Salah will set you back 13 million out of your 100 million budget, whereas a Bruno Guimaraes in midfield will only cost you 6 million and a goalkeeper like Nick Pope only 5 million. 


One of the most entertaining aspects of the game is the league’s system. Users have the opportunity to compete against their friends, family or strangers all over the world each week. This year North East Updates and its partners will have their own league, giving you a chance to become the North East Updates Champion!


So let us have a look at a few of the teams so far from some of the guys. 


Chris’ team:



Hopefully, for Chris, Callum Wilson starts the season with a bang as he has opted for the Toon striker up-front, captaining him as well which means all points are doubled. Harry Kane, Saint-Maximin and Jack Grealish are also notable choices to bring the goal and assist points home. 


Peter’s team:


Peter has decided to go for three attackers in the starting eleven with Haaland as the main point provider. He will also look for those free-kick goals from Trippier in defence as well as the inevitable goals from the Egyptian Mo Salah. 


Connor’s team:


Connor has gone all out with the midfield picking five in his starting eleven. Newly transferred Haaland and Gabriel Jesus up top will certainly provide points for him in the opening few games.


Lewis’ team:


As for myself, I’ve handed Salah the armband for the opening game as Liverpool travel to Craven Cottage. Nick Pope between the sticks will hopefully provide me with clean sheet points and a midfield consisting of Bruno and De Bruyne surely can’t go wrong?


To get involved, you can join the leagues by following the links below or by manually entering the codes yourself. Newcastle Supporters Worldwide and our partners make up the four leagues listed below:






So, let us know who have you decided to go for in your team and why?


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Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE!!



Karens Diner on Tour Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’

We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!

At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….

Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins

*We cater for all allergens

You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.

Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!

Get your tickets here:

See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…

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Raoul Moat Drama Coming Soon To ITV



It looks set to be one of ITV’s biggest dramas this year and The Hunt for Raoul Moat is being brought to screen by the same people responsible for smash hit shows Line of Duty, Bodyguard and Vigil.

It was confirmed last April that production on the series had commenced, nearly 12 years after Moat gunman shot ex girlfriend Samantha Stobbart and her new boyfriend Christopher Brown, with Brown dying from his injuries. After fleeing Samantha’s home in Birtley, Moat, who had been released from prison just days earlier, went on the run, shooting on duty policeman PC David Rathband in the face as he sat in a patrol car on the outskirts of Newcastle and leaving him blind.

From there, Moat headed for Northumberland, forcing the quiet village of Rothbury into a lockdown as police launched a frantic search for him. The hunt for Moat reached its conclusion with a tense stand-off between the killer and the police on a riverbank, with Moat eventually shooting himself and dying from his injuries as he was rushed to Newcastle General Hospital.

ITV announced three parter The Hunt for Raoul Moat almost a year ago, as filming got underway in Yorkshire, with a cast including ex Bodyguard star Matt Stokoe as Moat and Inspector George Gently actor Lee Ingeleby as police chief Neil Adamson.

ITV have yet to officially announce an release date for The Hunt for Raoul Moat, but is expected to be form part of the channel’s spring programming.

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Jason Miller’s Story with Stage 4 Cancer – How positivity is key in every cancer journey



Jason Miller’s story on staying positive 

Although thinking and acting positively might help you cope with cancer, it’s normal and sometimes unavoidable to feel angry and scared.

Positive thinking is frequently urged on those battling with cancer. But, it is not always simple. It might be terrifying to deal with cancer and its treatment. All effected can experience low moods and worry about the future especially how your loved ones will cope.

Being upset and scared can be a sign of courage and can show that you are ready to face an uncertain future. Nonetheless, there are occasions when it can be beneficial to make an effort to replace negative thoughts with more uplifting ones.

We sat down with Jason Miller who takes us through his journey after discovering he had an aggressive stage 4 tumor. We learn how not only the diagnosis was a sign for him to put affairs in order for his family but also how he ended up surviving through his positive outlook!


Are you or anyone else effected by the content raised in this video?

The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones.

Call free on 0808 239 06 25


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