I hope the local businesses do rally round. At the moment they should be ashamed to call themselves footy fans no matter which team they support.<p>And I've not even mentioned 4-1. (oops) <p> <hr></blockquote><p>It looks like, due to the generosity of Newcastle United legends past and present, Gateshead might yet survive the current financial crisis.
As well as Gazza donating a large sum of money to his home town team, Alan Shearer is also involved in fund raising. Newcastle manager Bobby Robson has also pledged to take a strong team to the International Stadium with all the prceeds going to GFC. Even Peeta Reid (monkeys heed) has suggested he could take to the Stadium his Premiership strugglers to face the big club from up the road!<p>Does this not prove that when push comes to shove North East football is prepared to help out their colleagues who get into trouble!<p>Little Annfield Plain who play in the Wearside League nearly went to the wall a few weeks ago and Monkeys heed took a team down there which produced the gate receipts that saved them.
As for local business...it was one of them that stiffed Gateshead in the first place