About the Author
Brian Hall was born in 1957 in a council house in Penshaw, County Durham, close to the pit community of Shiney Row. This was two years after Newcastle United completed their hat-trick of FA Cup Final victories, ie two years after they last won a major domestic trophy. Brian has lived most of his life in the North East, apart from periods in Liverpool, London and Luxembourg. His first job, while still at school, was selling the Football Pink. Since university, Brian has had various jobs, including elderly care, but most of his working life has been in politics and advice work. Brian has supported Newcastle United from a very early age. Like so many thousands upon thousands of other supporters, he has experienced the highs and the lows of life with that football club. Although often severely tested, Brian s love for NUFC remains intact. Along the way, he has met countless fans, some of whom remain close friends to this day. Brian is divorced, and has three wonderful daughters, Claire, Kirsty, and Becky. Strangely enough, they too support Newcastle United Football Club. This is Brian s first book to be published, and he hopes to have more of his writings published in the future.